Novavax
  • 14-May-2021 to 14-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Manufacturing
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking a Statistician III to join our Data Science and Statistics team. This position directly supports all our nonclinical groups, and provides guidance in the utilization of appropriate statistical methodology to scientists and management at Novavax.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide sound strategic, scientific, and statistical input to support our nonclinical research and development projects, through design of experiments and by using appropriate statistical methodology and sample size.
  • Prepare statistical analysis plans; analyze experimental and historical data.
  • Create design of experiments and perform various types of statistical analyses to develop predictive models and optimize conditions for processes, methods, and drug product/drug substance storage.
  • Perform stability analysis to identify degradation rates and expiration dates.
  • Prepare the statistical section of technical reports and presentations.
  • Engage in discussions and research to ensure the central place of applied statistics in research, development, quality, and validation projects.
  • Manage one's projects effectively, and meet deadlines with high quality of standards
  • Explain statistical designs and concepts to non-statisticians
  • Meet company milestones

Minimum requirements:

  • A degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field, with at least 5 year of relevant experience is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics is required, with an emphasis on experimental design in biotechnology, power calculations, survival analysis, etc.
  • The candidate should have hands-on experience with using and scripting statistical software packages including JMP, SAS, and R.
  • Familiarity with ICH guidelines
  • Experience in the drug development field is preferred.
  • Must be an effective team player, able to thrive in a fast-paced team environment, and also work independently on projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Leadership ability to influence team members and communicate statistical concepts across functions.

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Navavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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