• 20-May-2021 to 21-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Vaccine Development
  • 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 Scientific Technical Writer, Vaccine Development, who is a highly motivated individual with relevant background to write technical reports about preclinical studies, assist with preparation of scientific manuscripts, and work as a team to advance internal and external communication about vaccine and therapeutic biologic candidates in the Discovery Department. The individual will be a hands-on contributor and will play a key role in documenting results of preclinical studies for regulatory submissions and publications. The candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated, well organized, a great communicator, and a reliable teammate. This position is currently remote with eventual in-person work at our Gaithersburg, MD facility and will report to a senior Scientific Technical Writer.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Write and edit technical reports describing results of preclinical studies and assays
  • Analyze data and present results graphically
  • Participate in discussions about how to present data for publication in scientific manuscripts
  • Assist with writing and editing scientific manuscripts about preclinical studies
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues from Regulatory Affairs, Program Management, and Investor Relations
  • Assist with preparing Powerpoint slides for internal and external presentations
  • Participate in regular progress-tracking meetings to ensure the department and company are meeting critical milestones

Minimum requirements:

  • B.S. in Biological Sciences with 4+ years of experience in scientific communication, OR advanced degree in Biological Sciences or Scientific Communication with 2+ years of experience in scientific communication
  • Experience writing and/or editing technical documents about biological science topics (fields such as immunology, vaccines, biologics, and infectious disease preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook); experience with GraphPad Prism is a plus
  • Proficiency with data analysis and visualization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as organization and time management
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a fast-paced team

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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