• 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 highly motivated detailed oriented individual to serve as a Research associate/ Senior Research Associate who will assist in evaluating immune responses in animal, generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of this program which includes generation of hybridomas, antibody screening, developing and performing cell based assays and characterization of monoclonal antibodies. This will involve extensive hands on laboratory work, planning and data analysis. This position will be located at our Gaithersburg, MD facility and will report to a Scientist in the Antibody Discovery, Vaccine l Development department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate immune response generated by vaccine candidate in mice
  • Hybridoma Fusion, screening and clone selection including cloning and expansion
  • Perform antibody characterization by molecular, immunological and virological assays such as ELISA, neutralization assay and Western blot analysis
  • Ability to plan and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Assisting supervisor in data analysis
  • General lab organization and maintenance including equipment maintenance and calibration; cost-effective management of material and reagent inventories
  • Other responsibilities may be require during project studies

Minimum requirements:

  • MS in Biology/ Biochemistry or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with BS degree, 2 years for Master's degree in research, or pharmaceutical and/or vaccine development fiel
  • Experience in Hybridoma and mammalian cell culture required
  • Knowledge and experience with monoclonal antibody technology desired
  • Experience with cell based assays, ELISA and Western blotting
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently on project with minimal supervis
  • Good Computer skills and experience with relevant software such as Softmax, Excel, PowerPoint, and PRISM.

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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