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Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology

Vaxess Technologies

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Vaccine
  • Post Date: 03/15/2023
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  • Company Address: 127 Western Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134
  • Salary Range: NA

About Vaxess Technologies

Needle-free vaccine patch technology.

Job Description

Vaxess Technologies is developing next generation vaccines and therapies based on its proprietary silk technology.
MIMIX™ enables sustained intradermal delivery of vaccines and therapeutics to enhance efficacy and simplify
administration. We are committed to enabling products that are not only more effective, but also more accessible
to patients around the world.
Research & development at Vaxess is cross-disciplinary, integrating biology, chemistry, immunology, materials
science, and engineering to address important unmet medical needs in vaccines and therapeutics. We are seeking
a talented, collaborative, and highly motivated individual with expertise in animal model development to lead
animal model development and join our core team of scientists and engineers. This is a unique opportunity to be
part of an emerging early phase clinical company bringing innovative technology to the global market.
● Develop animal models to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of intradermal vaccine administration
● Support IND-enabling safety and efficacy studies
● Engage with internal teams in research and early development and define the questions critical to
continue platform advancement
● Lead experimental design from concept to execution; analyze data, communicate results, and present
work in team meetings
● Manage outsourced animal studies, lead the engagement with external CROs, organize personnel support
and other key resources to ensure successful study outcomes
● Refine procedures to ensure consistent and high quality administration procedures and ensure
standardization of tissue harvesting procedures
● Develop or maintain organizational tools to track study schedules, animal inventories and study endpoints
● Ensure compliance with IACUC and facilitate training and credentialing for new staff members
● PhD or B.S./M.S. in pharmacology, biology, or related field of study with a minimum of 3 to 6 years,
respectively, in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
● Hands-on experience with a variety of rodent models, including mice and rats, and experience managing
or executing large animal experiments in swine or non human primates
● Proficiency interpreting clinical signs and basic animal health screening data
● Experience training junior staff on various administration and blood sampling techniques
● Familiarity with IACUC review and approval processes
● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects in parallel
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Committed to working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary cross-functional team