Novavax
  • 26-May-2021 to 25-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Global Program Management
  • 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 full-time Program Coordinator to plan, monitor, and assist in managing risk for our rapidly expanding vaccine development programs. This position reports to the Senior Director, Program Management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build working relationships with members of the Project team and its sub-teams to plan, schedule, and monitor the execution of project activities for the vaccine programs
  • Assist in addressing key program risks by attending meetings, recording minutes and maintaining action logs and risk registers
  • Implement project management best practices to assist in ensuring on-time completion of milestones in fulfillment of corporate objectives
  • Apply advanced project management tools and techniques for issue and risk management: identification, mitigation, and escalation through the established project governance model.
  • Monitor the project plan and schedule, interact regularly with the project team to status project activities
  • Prepare project reports to internal and external stakeholders using established templates and processes
  • Help promote a culture of project excellence by applying best practices and standards in project management, and serve as a resource to other functional areas
  • Execute other duties as assigned to ensure programmatic success

Minimum requirements:

  • PMP certification preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree required; degree in biological or chemical sciences preferred
  • 2-5 years of project management experience in the biotech and pharma industries; experience managing vaccine development programs is strongly preferred
  • Experience in building and maintaining project plans using Microsoft Project is required
  • Candidate must be comfortable working with high-performing cross-functional teams
  • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships across organizational disciplines, and throughout the organizational hierarchy
  • Must enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment, operating independently and as part of a team
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Eager to be a member of a positive and high-energy team of program managers

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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