Novavax
  • 01-Jun-2021 to 01-Jul-2021 (EST)
  • Downstream Process 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 Lab Technician to join our Downstream Process Development Department NanoFlu, who can fulfill job requirements listed below.

This position will be located at our Gaithersburg, MD facility and will report to the Manager of Downstream Process Development.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains laboratory equipment and inventory levels for laboratory supplies
  • Performs testing of in-process samples such as SDS-PAGE, Western blot, A280 (Nanodrop and SoloVPE), DNA, and host cell protein assays
  • Performs washing and decontamination of glassware and distributing to appropriate locations within the laboratories and operate the glass washing instruments and autoclaves as needed.
  • Coordinate with lab staff to schedule and perform test and other lab related tasks
  • Assists in shipping and receiving of supplies
  • Performs other related duties as required

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma; 0-2 year(s) experience in a pharmaceutical industry or laboratory operations is preferred
  • Excellent organization and communications skills
  • Individual selected will be required to take influenza and other vaccines, as appropriate

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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