Vice President, Virology 9/17/2017

PaxVax, Inc. San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


This is an attractive opportunity to join a rapidly expanding vaccine company which has the expertise, capabilities, and facilities to develop new vaccines and vaccine technologies from R&D, GMP manufacturing, and clinical development to licensure and commercial sales. PaxVax is looking for a VP, Virology to lead innovative and entrepreneurial vaccine research, manage, lead, and develop Research and Development teams, and contribute to the development of PaxVax s vaccine pipeline. This position will interact with other teams in R&D and in Technical Development and Technical Operations, and will closely partner with and report to the Chief Scientific Officer to assess additional vaccine opportunities, and further build and grow the organization.

In partnership with the CSO and others on the the senior leadership team, identify new vaccine opportunities that are strategically aligned with corporate research and business objectives
Lead, develop, and manage Research and Development teams to characterize, assess and improve new and existing vaccine candidates and processes
Provide scientific input and advice for internal committees, and collaborate with other R&D related activities and existing vaccine projects in Technical Development.
Represent PaxVax externally at scientific meetings, advisory boards, and through high impact presentations, publications, and other scientific communications
Work with corporate and extramural attorneys to expand the company s intellectual property portfolio
Identify relevant external sources of funding and submit grant and contract applications
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and leverage external partnerships and interactions with academic, government, and industrial laboratories
Partner with PaxVax s senior leadership team to further develop, shape, and execute the company s growth strategy with the goal to create substantial value