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.

Vaccine Formulation Scientist - San Diego

PaxVax is looking for a Vaccine Formulation Scientist who will be a key member of the Product Development team and report to the Director, Product Development. The successful candidate will work as part of a team that is focused on the development of vaccine formulations for liquid and powder dosage forms from preclinical through Phase III and commercialization. The main responsibilities will include the design, execution, and documentation of experiments to develop formulations for clinical supply production and to scale up these processes to enable transfer of robust processes to the commercial space. This position will be focused on the development of oral dosage vaccine formulations and performing stability indicating assay for research, preclinical studies, and clinical studies. If you're a talented, driven postdoctoral fellow who enjoys working in a fast paced team environment and learn new skills quickly, we have a role for you. 

Marketing Director, North America - Redwood City

The Marketing Director, North America is the most senior marketing position in the US organization and  responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies and marketing communications both external and internal. The successful candidate oversees the development and implementation of support materials and services for chapters in the area of marketing and communications and coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with other internal functions. The position reports to the VP, North America Commercial and may participate in charting the direction of the Company with the Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team and other management staff, as well as ensure accountability to all constituencies and effective operations.

This is a great opportunity to have a big impact on designing and building a fully integrated travel vaccine specialty company with a mission to develop and commercialize innovative vaccines against infectious diseases in a socially responsible manner.

Marketing Analyst - Redwood City

PaxVax is a small and ambitious specialty vaccines company looking for a detail-oriented analyst who is passionate about managing data and analytics in an entrepreneurial environment. The marketing analyst will be responsible for ensuring data quality to provide reporting/analytics that enable data-driven decision making and will have extensive exposure to senior management. This role will require the marketing analyst to roll up their sleeves and be driven to seek the right answer, improve processes, and be comfortable with building data and reporting foundations for PaxVax.  

Manager, Quality Assurance - San Diego

The Quality Assurance (QA) Manager is expected to bring in-depth experience in drug substance and drug product manufacturing. Reporting to the Director, Quality Assurance, the QA Manager will provide Quality oversight and support to the Operations group for the manufacture and testing of non-clinical, clinical and commercial products. The QA Manager will be accountable for driving Quality initiatives, maintaining/improving quality infrastructure and participating where needed on various CMC related project teams. The QA Manager will be accountable for assuring compliance with Quality System, quality oversight at the project level and assuring the quality of materials manufactured and data generated.

Manager, Marketing - 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.

International Accounting & Tax Reporting Manager - Redwood City

The International Accounting and Tax and Reporting Manager will assist the VP Finance/Controller with the financial management and oversight of PaxVax’s foreign subsidiaries and global technical accounting and reporting. The International Accounting & Tax Reporting Manager is responsible for managing the various international accounting areas for the business including foreign exchange, reconciliations, technical accounting, statutory filings and compliance, and various ad hoc projects and analysis.  

Director, Tax – International; part-time 20 – 30%

Director of Tax - International will provide tax planning and strategic tax support to PaxVax Global LP and subsidiaries on a part-time basis (approximately 20% - 30%). The candidate will work in collaboration with business units (both domestic and international) to manage international tax planning and controversy. The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate his/her findings to management through written and verbal communication.

Director, Clinical Operations - Redwood City

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.

Chief Financial Officer - Redwood City

The Chief Financial Officer  (CFO) position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Depending on the successful candidate’s experience, this role may have the potential to assume broader responsibilities.