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.

Validation, Calibration and Maintenance Manager - San Diego

The Validation, Calibration and Maintenance Manager will be responsible for authoring validation policy, mapping out the calibration and maintenance program and overseeing the validation, calibration and maintenance activities for two GMP vaccine manufacturing facilities.  This includes Manufacturing, QC, Development and R&D equipment and instruments.  The supervision of contract service providers, as well as hands on equipment validation, calibration and maintenance activities are also part of this role.

Sr. Research Associate/Process Development - San Diego

This is an incredible opportunity to join a small but growing clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a bright future. The Senior Associate is responsible for process development and production of PaxVax’s clinical adenoviral vaccine products, which includes suspension cell culture in bioreactor, purification, UF/DF, lyophilization and encapsulation processes.  This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Process Development and Production. 

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 Specialist - Switzerland

The Senior Accounting Specialist will be responsible for General Ledger accounting, inventory, Fixed Assets, Intercompany transactions, taking part in the period end close, accruals, VAT reporting, account reconciliations, Swiss GAAP close. Ad hoc reporting. This is the specialist position for accounting generalist motivated by the start up environment with excellent prospects of professional development.

Sr. Accountant - Redwood City

Do you wish you could shed the image of an accountant with green eyeshade's and thick glasses to assume the more prestigious role of financial expert, system professional, or business advisor? Are you able to think on your feet and help others understand how accounting processes fit into the business as a whole?  Are you computer-savvy, detail-oriented, highly organized? Do you enjoy collaborating with a team of finance and accounting professionals and leaders? Do you enjoy working cross-functionally and do you want to use your 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!

The Sr. Accountant is responsible for many aspects of the month end close process, including recording of journal entries, accruing expenses, account reconciliations, revenue recognition, multi-currency accounting and reconciling debt.  He or she will also assist with the 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. 

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 Senior/Principal Production Associate is responsible for commercial production of PaxVax’s VaxChora vaccine product, which includes blend and fill processes in San Diego site.  This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Process Development and Production. 

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

Director or Senior Director, Supply Chain - San Diego

PaxVax is currently completing Phase 3 clinical studies for a cholera vaccine, VaxChora, and has several other vaccines in early stage clinical development.  PaxVax is seeking hands-on, independently motivated candidates with commercial experience to manage supply chain operations at its San Diego manufacturing site and prepare for VaxChora product launch.  This position reports directly to the VP of Operations in San Diego.  This position will interact cross functionally with local operational departments in San Diego (Production, Quality, Regulatory, and Project Management), PaxVax’s corporate office in Redwood City, CA  (Finance, Sales and Marketing, and Legal), and operational counterparts at PaxVax’s newly acquired commercial Typhoid fever vaccine (Vivotif) manufacturing operation in Bern, Switzerland.