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.

Sr. Director, Information Technology - Redwood City

The Sr. Director, Information Technology position will be responsible  for overall management of the IT infrastructure across PaxVax, establishing the strategic direction and architecture for IT in alignment with the strategy of the business, recommending IT investments, including hardware, software and services, as necessary to support business operations, managing risk through comprehensive compliance to meet various regulatory needs of the business, vendor management including outsourced IT support and management of the IT budget.  The position involves designing, building and integrating IT across its multiple sites, including the recently acquired operations in Bern and Miami and the design and implementation of global business and operational systems.

 Ensures that IT solutions and operational architecture are:

  • Aligned, and remain agile, with corporate goals and objectives
  • Managed through projects with an emphasis on quality, timeliness and cost management
  • Managed through an established change management framework to ensure high levels of availability and reliability and meet various compliance regulations

Senior Validation Engineer - San Diego

The Senior Validation Engineer will be responsible for activities related to the lifecycle of validated equipment and systems, including execution of validation, and ensuring calibration and maintenance activities meet requirements to maintain GMP equipment in validated state. This position includes supervision of both, contract service providers and staff validation personnel, as well as hands on equipment validation activities.  

Regional Account Manager - Field Based

The Regional Account Manager is responsible for all accounts in their multi-state territory.  The classes of trade of these customers include regional accounts such as physicians, travel clinics, health departments, hospitals/IHNs, colleges, as well as national accounts such as employers, retail pharmacies and distributors.  This position reports directly to the Head of US Sales.

Quality Control Sr. Research Associate - San Diego

The Quality Control Senior Research Associate will work specifically with High-performance liquid chromatography. This position will primarily focus on conducting HPLC analysis of materials and processes required for the formulation, release, and stability of API and finished drug product within standard operating procedures following GLP and GMP guidelines as well as the development, qualification and validation of HPLC methods.  In addition, this position may perform routine QC assays such as Karl Fischer, Disintegration, and gel electrophoresis.