• 08-Jun-2021 to 07-Jul-2021 (EST)
  • Analytical 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 looking for a scientist with extensive experience on assay development, qualification and validation for protein nanoparticle vaccines using multiple spectrophotometric methods including Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), UV-Vis spectrometry and total protein analysis. Experience and knowledge with capillary electrophoresis and SDS-PAGE, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) techniques such as reversed phase, size exclusion, ion exchange, affinity, etc, and particle size analysis are a plus. The position requires involvement in the development and qualification/validation of assays, OOS investigations and troubleshooting, writing SOP, development report and qualification/validation report. The ideal candidate will make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results, and exercise appropriate technical judgment in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments under supervision of senior scientist.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, qualify and validate analytical assays to quantitate the content and activity of proteins in protein nanoparticle vaccines.
  • Write SOP's, development report and assay qualification/validation reports.
  • Perform in-process testing to support process development activities.
  • Perform tech transfer to Quality Control and other groups.
  • Thoroughly analyze and review data and provide summary to line manager.
  • Troubleshoot assays.
  • Maintain effective communication with other groups regarding sample testing and results.
  • Review in-process testing data and provide testing summary to Process Development group.
  • Present scientific findings and in-process testing summary at internal meetings.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to influence across functions and organizations.

Minimum requirements:

  • PhD in relevant scientific discipline with no industry experience; may include post-doctoral experience or Masters and 6+ years of directly relevant experience
  • A thorough understanding of analytical assay development and instrumentation protein analysis is required.
  • Ability to critically analyze data using statistical tools and to compile technical reports.

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.

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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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