PaxVax is an innovative and fast-paced vaccine start-up company developing vaccine candidates against several important infectious diseases, including influenza, cholera and HIV. Our cholera vaccine has successfully completed early clinical development and has entered late stage trials. Additionally, our first candidate based on oral adenovirus technology, a H5N1 vaccine recently completed a successful Phase 1 clinical trial. The R&D team has made several other vaccine candidate adenoviruses with a 100% success rate in making adenovirus-based vectors. PaxVax has also recently initiated two additional clinical trials on our candidates. The Company has raised and commited funding of over $80 million to support its operation including R&D and our own licensed GMP manufacturing facility. PaxVax has 60 employees organized by functional departments and cross-functional project teams for each of our vaccine candidates. PaxVax is a double bottom line business focused on delivering both financial as well as social returns in global health.

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.

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

VP Corporate Development

  1. Work with the Board of Directors and executive management to set corporate and business development goals, priorities and strategies
  2. Liaise with research & development, clinical, and marketing & sales departments as well as scientific and business advisory boards (SAB and BAB) to identify technologies, product candidates and marketed products of interest
  3. Lead sourcing, diligence and transaction execution associated with in-licenses of technologies or product candidates from academic, foundation, government or corporations globally
  4. Lead identification of corporate partners for alliances or out-licensing of rights to PaxVax technologies or product candidates or marketed products on appropriate terms
  5. Pursue opportunities to access non-dilutive funding through partnerships of technologies, products or market segments outside PaxVax’s area of core focus with foundations, corporations or NGO’s
  6. Lead preparation of business development focused marketing materials and seek opportunities to promote PaxVax and its mission and vision at major industry events
  7. Establish and maintain a network of industry, academic and public health figures relevant to PaxVax’s mission and corporate development goals and be aware of industry environmental trends and opportunities
  8. Cooperate with Government Affairs/Public Policy function to identify areas of commonality between government agencies, NGOs and PaxVax’s corporate development goals, with a focus on non-dilutive funding to support vaccine development for neglected tropical diseases (NTD’s) or vaccine access opportunities
  9. For any proposed transaction, develop in cooperation with the finance team, appropriate financial models including revenue/expense projections, valuations, financial returns, risk analysis, and productivity metrics
  10. Lead and manage cross-functional teams on complex transactions involving multiple stake holders on schedule, scope and budget
  11. Collaborate with Chief Legal Officer and outside counsel as warranted on transaction negotiations and entry into operative agreements
  12. Develop portfolio management system in collaboration with the executive team and key functions of commercial, R&D, clinical/regulatory, and finance
  13. Build a department over time, recruit needed consultant or junior hires, and manage to an annual budget
  14. Manage industry and competitive intelligence reporting on a weekly basis to executive leadership
  15. Contribute to overall strategy of PaxVax as a member of the leadership team and contribute to the development of PaxVax’s long range strategic plan
  16. Help contribute to a cohesive, integrated mission driven culture across global sites

Quality Control Supervisor

The Quality Control Supervisor will be responsible for technical management of personnel involved in the development, transfer and troubleshooting of techniques associated with daily QC release.  The Quality Control Supervisor provides an in-depth investigative and technological orientation in implementing, executing and interpreting quality procedures and test methods. The Quality Control Supervisor will substantially contribute to overall process and method improvements within the Quality Control laboratory.

QA Operations Manager - Switzerland

• Ensure computer systems and manufacturing processes (including cleaning, disinfection, deactivation and sterilization) are validated in compliance with company procedures as well as with regulatory requirements
• Ensure effective concepts and procedures, related to computer system and process validation, are implemented in accordance with regulatory and customers requirements
• Review and approve risk assessments related to the validation of computer systems and manufacturing process
• Review and approve plans, protocols and reports related to the validation of computer systems and manufacturing processes
• Review and approve procedures related to computer systems and manufacturing processes
• Review and evaluate validation deviations
• Support Quality Assurance during audits and inspections within the area of responsibility

Manager, CMC Regulatory Affairs

The newly created position offers the career building opportunity of participating in the creation, submission, and subsequent approval of a global market application. The position, based in San Diego, will be a key member of the company’s Global Regulatory Affairs team. The successful candidate will help drive all aspects of global regulatory affairs for Phase 1 to commercial vaccine programs.


Who You Are:

You are an individual who is motivated by challenges and accomplishments and who is seeking to take your career to the next level. Passionate about helping to make meaningful differences in global health care, you are strongly independent and accomplish tasks within allotted timelines. You are proactive, resourceful and can communicate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Your strengths include expertise in CMC Regulatory Affairs.