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 Bern, Switzerland.  The Company has a commercial vaccine (Vivotif® oral typhoid vaccine) that is licensed in over 30 countries and an oral vaccine for cholera that is currently completing Phase 3 clinical development.  Our clinical stage portfolio also includes vaccine candidates for pandemic influenza (H5N1), anthrax, and HIV, and we are pursuing preclinical programs in dengue, malaria, and herpes.  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.

Vice President, Corporate Development - Redwood City

We have an exciting new opportunity to work in a fun, fast paced environment, to contribute directly to the company’s success, and to personally grow and develop professionally.  The position will be responsible for corporate and business development, operate at the level of Vice President or Global Head, and will report to the EVP/Chief Legal Officer.  The position will be based in Redwood City but is likely to involve significant global travel to represent PaxVax at meetings and to attend industry events.  The successful candidate will be responsible for executing all aspects of the Company’s corporate development strategy, including opportunity identification, alliances, joint ventures, corporate partnering, in-licensing and out-licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multi-task, and coordinate across multiple functions and stakeholders. In addition, given the fast pace of the company and the company’s international operations, the successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively and clearly with all levels of the organization, including colleagues who are not based in the same location as the candidate or who travel frequently. The successful candidate must be motivated, well organized, flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. 

Validation Manager - San Diego

The Validation Manager will be responsible for development and execution of validation, calibration activities and mapping out the equipment maintenance program for two GMP vaccine manufacturing facilities.  This position includes both supervision of contract service providers and hands on equipment validation activities.  

Sr. Financial Analyst - Redwood City

This is a hands-on position responsible supporting a broad range of analytical based responsibilities. The position will own financial forecasting and modeling as well as implement, support and enhance core business applications, processes, reporting and analytical analyses with a focus on ERP and business intelligence / OLAP applications.  The position will also work closely with IT consultants as appropriate to support key business applications being implemented and scaled to accommodate growth and changing business needs.

Sr. Facilities Manager - San Diego

The Senior Manager  will be responsible for facility operations including all aspects of facility management, construction management, maintenance and repairs of two facilities totaling 28,000 SF of office,  GMP QC  laboratories, GMP manufacturing and warehouse and research laboratories.  This will be a hands on position.  Additionally, this position will own Quality System records, author SOP’s, investigate deviations, write investigation reports, create/own CAPAs and change controls and participate in FDA audits. 

Sr. Accounting Manager (CPA) - Redwood City

The Sr. Accounting Manager position will assist several aspects of the worldwide consolidation and financial statement preparation. The person is expected to partner with cross-functional team members to drive timely and accurate monthly financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP.  As the Company is in growth mode, this person must be an individual who can adapt to a dynamic environment, work with multiple business functions, and help in ad hoc areas which will move the Company forward.

This role may also assist in the worldwide financial close process, reporting analyses, and other finance & accounting efforts.

Sr. Accountant - Redwood City

The Sr. Accountant will assist with the month end close process including; recording of revenue and accounts receivable, recording of journal entries, accruing expenses, account reconciliations, and financial statements preparation (including statement of cash flows).  This role may also assist in the financial statement analyses and other finance & accounting processes, as well as implement, support, and enhance core business applications as needed.

Sales Operations Manager - Redwood City

The Sales Operations Manager is responsible for the overall productivity and effectiveness of the sales organization. The position is expected to raise sales efficiency, sales productivity and process compliance within the organization by means of consulting with the sales force and management to implement best practice sales and operational processes. 

In addition to supporting the sales force, the position will also include leading and participating in various projects such as continuous improvement of policies, procedures and processes.  As part of this role’s responsibilities, the individual will assist with and be the lead on financial deliverables and analysis of both routine and ad hoc nature. Therefore, strong business acumen is a must. This role will report to the VP, Sales & Marketing and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the appropriate objectives and priorities are identified and achieved within the sales organization.

Quality Assurance Associate - San Diego

Supports and maintains programs and processes to ensure high quality products and compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices(cGMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)

  • Performs a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Supports material disposition of drug substances and drug products manufactured at CMOs and in-house.
  • Reviews routine manufacturing, environmental monitoring and quality control data for in-process and finished products
  • Writes quality investigations and determines risk to product and processes

Office Manager / Executive Assistant - San Diego

Do you wish you could manage an entire office, not just provide administrative support to some managers? Are you able to think on your feet and help others with administrative and organizational projects – no matter how big or small? Are you computer-savvy, detail-oriented, highly organized and love to organize others? Do you enjoy collaborating with a team of R&D and other life sciences professionals and leaders? Do you want to use your administrative and organizational skills to make a positive impact on the people you work with, as well as on global health? If you don’t think we’re asking for the nearly-impossible, then we would love to hear from you!

Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs - Redwood City

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small and growing commercial vaccines company with a robust pipeline. This newly created position offers the career-building opportunity of participating in the creation, submission, and subsequent approval of an original BLA for cholera. The position will also support early-stage vaccine candidates as well as commercial products. The role is broad-based and can be tailored to meet the skill-set and development focus of the successful candidate.

 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 can accomplish tasks within allotted timelines. You are proactive, resourceful and can communicate effectively in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. Your strengths include ability to focus on multiple objectives, willingness to problem-solve and learn within a team environment, and a good sense of humor.