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Research Associate, Preclinical Studies

Vaxess Technologies

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Vaccine
  • Post Date: 05/23/2023
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  • Company Address: 127 Western Avenue, Boston, MA, 02134

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 translational animal
models and wet lab analytical techniques to join our core team of preclinical 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.
● Support preclinical animal model development and IND-enabling safety and efficacy studies in
multiple model species across pipeline programs
● Track ongoing animal studies, coordinating tasks from vivarium organization and test article
administration to tissue harvest and downstream processing
● Characterize test articles deployed into preclinical models, by way of visual inspection and a variety
of wet lab assays
● Perform downstream blood and tissue harvests to support bioassays that assess vaccination effects
● Run routine bioassays on preclinical tissues such as ELISA and other vaccine-specific assays
● Contribute to study design, communicate logistical needs, and present work in team meetings
● Collaborate closely with scientists and engineers to advance novel vaccine candidates from research
through Phase I/II clinical trials
● Maintain accurate laboratory records and electronic lab notebook entries
● Bachelor’s degree in one of the Life Sciences with at least 2 years of biopharmaceutical industry
experience OR Master’s degree in one of the Life Sciences with 0-2+ years of industry experience
● Hands-on experience with small rodent models, such as rats and mice, is required
● Must be familiar with vaccine-specific in vivo study design and typical immunological endpoints
● Experience with novel delivery technologies in considered a plus
● Experience with In Vivo Imaging (IVIS) is considered a plus
● Demonstrated experience running immunological assays such as ELISA is required
● Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Committed to working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team
Vaxess, a venture-backed clinical-stage life sciences company, is building a team of exceptional people to rapidly
advance products on the MIMIX™ platform. We work closely as a team and thrive in a dynamic, exciting, and
engaging work environment. We aim to recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion,
color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status. If
you’re interested in joining the Vaxess team, please submit your CV/resume to