Sr. Associate Scientist



201-500 employees

Develops broad-spectrum vaccines for bacterial diseases


$111,000 - $126,000



San Carlos, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • B.S in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field with 8+ years relevant industry experience; MS with 5 years + industry experience in Pharma/ Biotech industry required.
  • Strong technical understanding in analytical chemistry.
  • Hands on proficiency and with protein analysis using HPLC, CE-SDS, Western blotting, Spectroscopy, etc.
  • Perform accurate and reliable data analysis and interpretation of experimental results related to process characterization.
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental procedures, results and conclusion in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Team player, proactive and willing to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Scientific creativity and curiosity for applying new technologies to complex analytical challenges.
  • All Vaxcyte employees require vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Assist in setting up instrument capabilities to enable the analytical methods development and qualification for protein process characterization.
  • Perform protein analysis using HPLC (size exclusion, ion exchange, reversed phase, etc.), CE-SDS, PicoGreen, Capillary Western(Jess), A280, mass spectrometry, etc.
  • Acquire and interpret data for protein titer, molecule characterization for protein process development studies with precision and accuracy.
  • Maintain good documentation practices for recording experimental plans and results in electronic lab notebook and associated reports.
  • Assist in troubleshooting of instrumentation and test methods.
  • Able to work well independently and in a team setting on assigned tasks, such as method development and sample testing.
  • Participate in group meetings, present results of work, interpret data, and report results in an accurate manner.
  • Work with lab automation to create high throughput methods leveraging liquid handling and robotic technologies.
  • Work in collaboration with other scientists/SME to design experiments and advance more powerful analytical techniques.

Vaxcyte is a pioneering vaccine company that is redefining the production of complex immunizations through advanced synthetic techniques, including the XpressCFᵀᴹ cell-free protein synthesis platform, which is designed to expedite the creation and delivery of high-fidelity vaccines. The company's lead candidate, VAX-24, a broad-spectrum pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, has been granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation, demonstrating its potential in preventing invasive pneumococcal disease. With a culture focused on eradicating or treating invasive bacterial infections, Vaxcyte is leading the industry in developing vaccines with an expanded breadth of coverage, including candidates designed to prevent Group A Strep infections and slow the progression of periodontal disease.

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San Carlos, California



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6 month growth


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