PaxVax is a privately held global specialty vaccines company focused on the travel and endemic disease markets with a mission to develop and commercialize innovative vaccines against infectious diseases in a socially responsible manner. The company headquarters are located in Redwood City, California and R&D and GMP manufacturing sites are in San Diego, California and near Bern in Thörishaus, Switzerland.  The Company has a commercial vaccine (Vivotif® oral typhoid vaccine) that is licensed in 27 countries and an oral vaccine for cholera that has recently completed Phase 3 clinical trials.  Our clinical stage portfolio also includes vaccine candidates for pandemic influenza (H5N1), anthrax, and HIV.  PaxVax is committed to continued growth in its product portfolio, and in continuing collaboration with academic, government, and industrial partners.

PaxVax offers competitive compensation along with a generous benefits package that includes fully covered employee medical and dental benefits, 401k, life insurance, Short Term Disability (STD) & LTD coverage.

PaxVax is proud to be an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please review our Everify posters for more information.

Please find our available positions below. Please submit your cover letter and resume to with the position title in the subject line.

Senior Production Associate - San Diego

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small but growing clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a bright future. The Production Sr. Associate is responsible for commercial production of PaxVax's Vaxchora vaccine, which includes blending and filling processes in San Diego site. This position reports directly to the Director of Process Development and Production. 

Quality Assurance Associate:1-year contract - San Diego

PaxVax is looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) Associate with in- depth experience in drug substance and drug product manufacturing. Reporting to the Associate Director of Quality Assurance, the QA Associate will provide Quality support to the Operations group for the manufacture and testing of non-clinical and clinical products. The QA Associate will be accountable for assuring compliance with Quality System, quality oversight at the project level and generation of metrics to drive continuous improvement, while assuring the quality of materials manufactured and data generated.

Marketing Manager - Redwood City

The Marketing Manager will report to the Director of Marketing and support a strong portfolio of travel and specialty vaccines. The Marketing Manager supports the marketing efforts to achieve the short and long term objectives for the brand(s) and corporate position. This is accomplished through the development and execution of marketing plans, business management analysis and input on the strategic direction of the brands.  This position will be involved with all aspects of marketing with a heavy emphasis on tactical execution.

Director/Sr. Director, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs - Redwood City

The Director/Sr. Director of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs is responsible for clinical development plans for new products and for clinical trial activities of existing vaccine candidates, including study design/protocol development, oversight of operations, review study data and clinical study reports, and for preparing and/or reviewing clinical summary documents suitable for regulatory submissions. Additional responsibilities include Medical Affairs launch planning for a new cholera vaccine and responding to scientific and medical questions regarding licensed vaccines and complying with regulatory pharmacovigilance reporting requirements.  This role will liaise with Commercial stakeholders to support company product and disease-specific related communication with external stakeholders, health departments and advisory bodies, key opinion leaders and medical practitioners.  

Director, Clinical Operations - Redwood City, CA

The Director of Clinical Operations will be responsible for the planning and efficient conduct of the clinical operations of the vaccine research and development programs.  The Director provides leadership and supervision for the Clinical Research Associates and Clinical Program Managers and serves as a technical and scientific resource in the conduct of Phase I to Phase IV Clinical Trials.

Cost Accounting Manager - Thörishaus/Bern, Switzerland

Reporting directly into the VP Finance in the US (with a dotted line to the Head of Finance Switzerland), the Cost Accounting Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the company's global cost accounting, reporting, procedures and initiatives. The successful candidate will ensure accurate accounting and reporting relating to inventory sold or held at our US, Swiss, Italian, Spanish entities as well as other Swiss managed 3PL sites.

This role will require travel to California to lead development of a cost model and related ERP systems implementation for our newest commercialized product, as well as subsequent tracking and reporting of products manufactured in Switzerland and the US.

Assistant Controller - Redwood City

PaxVax is looking for an experienced Assistant Controller to lead the general accounting functions. The ideal candidate will have at least 12 years of combined experience in a leadership role at a global organization and public accounting firms. The individual must be a strategic thinker and have the ability to inspire confidence among direct reports and with peers across the organization.