Novavax
  • 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 seeking an experienced analytical associate to join our Analytical Development Department. The qualified individual should have experience on sample testing and product characterization using electrophoretic technologies such as SDS-PAGE, ELISA and Western Blot. Experience or knowledge on other analytical technology such as high-performance liquid chromatography, total protein analysis including A280 and cell-based assays is a plus. The position is responsible for in-process sample testing of biological products to support process development, formulation and qualification/validation of in-process testing assays. The position requires initiation and 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Follow SOP to test in-process samples using SDS-PAGE densitometry, Western Blot, and ELISA to support process development and stability studies of nanoparticle vaccines.
  • Analyze gel image data using Image Lab and document in-process testing data.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, and ELISA assays.
  • Involve in qualification and validation of in-process assays.
  • Present sample testing data at internal meetings

Minimum requirements:

  • BS or a MS with a degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience.
  • Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately record, analyze, and document analytical data generated in support of regulatory requirements.

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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