Novavax
  • 17-May-2021 to 16-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Legal
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

If you find science, speed, and success exhilarating, you have come to the right place.

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 Contracts Specialist to work in our Gaithersburg, MD office. Remote work arrangements will be considered.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of agreements (Confidentiality Agreements, Master Service Agreements (MSAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Consulting Agreements, Statements of Work (SOWs), Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs), IT Agreements, and other vendor agreements) and associated documents in support of company goals
  • Using company's contract management system (CMS) for day-to-day contract activities
  • Responding to inquiries regarding contract obligations and procedures, including identification/escalation of contract-related project risks to ensure timely resolution of contract issues
  • Coordinating amendments and modifications to existing contracts, subcontracts, and SOWs
  • Assisting other members of the Legal & Contracts department with other projects, including implementation of additional functionalities of CMS, enhancement of policies and procedures, and participation in company training

Minimum requirements:

  • Associates degree with a focus in Business, Contracts, or Paralegal/Legal Studies; or Bachelor's degree in Business or related field preferred
  • Five or more years related contracts experience
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or IT contracting experience preferred
  • Experience using contract lifecycle management solutions preferred
  • Experience with publicly traded company(s) preferred
  • Strong administrative, analytical, communication, and writing skills
  • Successful track record interacting with senior management
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft applications.
  • General computer and related technology skills
  • Experience working with SharePoint, preferred

Other qualifying requirements:

  • Results driven, dependable, resourceful, and responsible
  • Requires minimal supervision
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, and motivated to learn
  • Excellent communicator
  • Flexible and ability to work in a highly collegial department

This position may require weekend/evening work during periods of peak activity.

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

Novavax 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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