Novavax
  • 20-May-2021 to 21-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Manufacturing
  • 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 Senior Data Scientist to join our Data Science and Statistics team. This position will be responsible for positioning data science as a key competency within the company. You will be creating value from data assets using advanced analytics capabilities including data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence methodologies to identify critical business risk and opportunities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify high-impact data science use cases, develop, and implement innovative solutions to drive business impact and develop state-of-the-art analytical capabilities to address identified needs.
  • Evaluate, drive and implement solutions from concept to minimum viable product and final product
  • Apply analytical and statistical methods to solve identified use cases in an agile manner using multiple data sources and analytical tools
  • Collaborate within cross-functional teams to develop solutions, gain alignment and deliver impactful business insights; engage necessary stakeholders to enable better decision-making
  • Interpret and communicate analytics results clearly and concisely to audiences with varying backgrounds and degrees of technical understanding
  • Take an enterprise mindset, linking individual responsibilities with the broader organization; focus on outcomes that provide most business value
  • Partner with data science experts from the outside community to share best-in-class solutions and drive collaborative approaches towards data science challenges

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics or equivalent field
  • At least 5 years of commercial/industry experience, working in a hands-on capacity as a Data Scientist
  • An overall understanding of the key challenges in our industry
  • Experience in the areas of analytics, data transformation, and data science
  • Passion and proactiveness for applying state-of-the-art analytical methods to find solutions to complex business problems.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize within an interdisciplinary environment that includes (data) scientists, analysts, business stakeholders and consultants
  • Excellent communication and effective problem-solving skills; track record in serving a variety of diverse customers and projects
  • Willingness to guide and inspire business stakeholders, data scientists and other colleagues along the journey into the world of data science.
  • Ability to apply scientific principles in a broad range of technical assignments, making independent decisions based on sound scientific reasoning and analysis
  • Demonstrated leadership as applied to the management of complex technical projects
  • Experience with Agile development methods including Scrum and Kanban preferred
  • Excellent communication and effective problem-solving skills; track record in serving a variety of diverse customers and projects
  • Experience with Statistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Cloud Computing

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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