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Research Associate I/II, Clinical Immunology

June 8, 2018
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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 Research Associate I/II to join our Clinical Immunology department in Gaithersburg, MD. This individual will play an important role testing clinical samples.  Qualified individuals are expected to generate accurate high throughput clinical data in RSV team performing ELISAs.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Play a key role in performing technical laboratory processes, including training on existing assays and clinical testing related activities as per schedule and under manager discretion in a GxP environment.
  • Perform routine assays with high sample throughput as part of a team.
  • Record all data in specified formats (including electronic).
  • The individual may be responsible for activities related to optimization and qualification of assays.
  • The individual will assist to analyze and interpret clinical and/or experimental data.
  • Ensure that corporate, quality, regulatory and safety procedures/requirements are being observed and followed at all times.
  • Maintain accurate critical reagent inventories.
  • Be responsible for laboratory activities according to SOPs.
  • Be responsible for contributing to SOPs, writing reports and presenting data in various formats.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological science, molecular biology, immunology, and equivalent of at least 1 year of relevant industry experience working at GCLP level, ideally prior experience with high throughput clinical testing
  • Theoretical experience of ELISA & hands-on experience with ELISA essential
  • Familiar with aseptic technique and working in a BSL-2/BSL-2 plus laboratory.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel
  • Flexible in time management.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and a team player who can work cross-functionally.
  • Attention to detail is essential.


Novavax, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to delivering novel products to prevent a broad range of infectious diseases. Using innovative proprietary recombinant nanoparticle vaccine technology, we produce vaccine candidates to efficiently and effectively respond to both known and emerging disease threats. Our vaccine candidates are genetically engineered three-dimensional nanostructures that incorporate recombinant proteins critical to disease pathogenesis.

Our product pipeline targets a variety of infectious diseases, with clinical vaccine candidates for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Ebola virus (EBOV), and preclinical programs for Zika virus (ZIKV), seasonal influenza and a combination respiratory vaccine candidate, as well as other infectious disease vaccine candidates.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Rockville, Maryland and Uppsala, Sweden. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

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.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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