• 04-Aug-2017 to 03-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Analytical Development
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

Are you ready to work for one of Washington's Top Workplaces?  At Novavax, a clinical-stage vaccine company, we are creating tomorrow's vaccines today! We seek to attract, develop, and retain talented people who share our passion for science, medicine, and human health. We foster an environment of teamwork and collaboration, built on a culture that values and appreciates its employees. We are a fast-paced company that provides employees with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals while also maintaining a balance between work and personal life.

We are seeking someone to work in our Analytical Development group. The qualified individual will have experience with separation sciences methods used for analysis of complex protein samples, including recombinant protein biotherapeutics and vaccine products. Prior experience with the development and application of spectroscopic, chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE is requires.  Familiarity with other analytical techniques for protein analysis and characterization, including mass spectrometry, are a plus.  The position requires initiation and involvement in development and qualification/validation of assays, assistance in assay investigations and troubleshooting.  The ideal candidate will have experience making detailed observations, analyzing data, interpreting results, preparing reports and standard operating procedures, and exercising appropriate technical judgment in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments.  The candidate will work independently and collaborate with other team members and other groups.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and qualify chromatographic and electrophoretic methods for product release, in-process sample testing and characterization of recombinant protein vaccine products.
  • Apply new cutting-edge technologies for in-process testing
  • Act as a subject matter expert on cross-functional teams and guide development work at external contractor organizations
  • Perform method qualification/validation, and method transfer to other departments (e.g. QC)
  • Thoroughly analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems, and troubleshoot assays
  • Maintain effective communication with process development, formulation, QC, discovery, and clinical groups
  • Write, review, and edit of standard operating procedures
  • Prepare technical reports and scientific journal publications and presentations
  • Provide selected sections for CMC regulatory filing
  • Present scientific findings at internal meetings and external conferences

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in biological science, biochemistry, or analytical chemistry.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical, biologics, and/or vaccine development is preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of electrophoretic and chromatographic techniques in protein analysis is required. Familiarity with gel electrophoresis, HPLC, and CE methods is necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze data using statistical tools and to compile technical reports.

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company creating novel vaccines to address a broad range of infectious diseases worldwide. Using innovative virus-like particle (VLP) and recombinant nanoparticle technology, as well as new and efficient manufacturing approaches, the company produces potent vaccine candidates to combat diseases, with the goal of allowing countries to better prepare for and more effectively respond to rapidly spreading infections. Novavax is committed to using its technology platforms to create geographic-specific vaccine solutions and is therefore involved in several international partnerships, including collaborations with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India and LG Life Sciences of Korea. Together, these companies have worldwide commercialization capacity and the global reach to create real and lasting change in the biopharmaceutical field.

Novavax, Inc. offers a base salary, annual bonus, stock options, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

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