Laboratory Technician, Formulation - NanoFlu (Contractor)

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Novavax, Inc (Nasdaq:NVAX) is a biotechnology company that creates transformational vaccines that address some of the world’s most pressing infectious diseases.  We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world’s most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.

Our scientists are committed to developing vaccine candidates for some of the world’s toughest viral threats by utilizing the power of our innovative recombinant nanoparticle vaccine platform.  Our vaccine technology combines the power and speed of genetic engineering with the immunogenicity enhancing properties of our Matrix-M™ adjuvant to efficiently produce highly immunogenic particles targeting some of the most pressing viral infectious diseases.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

Summary of the Position:

We are seeking a Lab Technician to join our Formulation Department – NanoFlu, who can fulfill the job requirements listed below. This position is lab-based and will support formulation scientists in day-to-day laboratory activities, including analytical testing of samples and buffer preparation and testing. The Lab Technician is also responsible for maintaining laboratory inventory and upkeep.

This position is lab-based and will be located at our Gaithersburg, MD facility.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the preparation and testing of buffers
  • Performs testing of formulation samples such as SDS-PAGE, ELISA, Western Blot, DLS, BCA, HPLC, and MFI
  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental protocols and data in laboratory notebooks in accordance with company policy
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and inventory levels for laboratory supplies
  • Performs washing/decontamination of glassware and distributing to appropriate locations within the laboratory
  • Assists in ordering, shipping, and receiving of supplies and samples
  • Assists in equipment maintenance and upkeep
  • Performs other related duties as required

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor diploma
  • 0 – 2 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical industry or laboratory operations is preferred
  • Excellent organization and communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment

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.

Except where prohibited by applicable state law, this position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you need a reasonable accommodation or qualify for an exemption.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job details
Research & Development
Novavax HQ
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
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