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Senior Laboratory Systems Engineer

Company: Novavax
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

If you find science, speed, and success exhilarating, you have come to the right place. 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 : This senior level position will be reporting to the Business Technology Director for Lab Operations. This role will be focused on solving complex issues around system configurations based on business demand and providing project support for net-new application onboarding, current system upgrades, and/or configuration changes. The candidate will also be involved in global projects and may be involved in meetings off hours. This position is remote, but time onsite may be required. R esponsibilities include but are not limited to : Working with local and global cross-functional teams, providing technical recommendations to address business challenges, and support platform globalization. Administration of LabVantage LIMS, including configuration of Jasper reports, web pages, dashboards, and deployment of builds. Represent Business Technology on various governance meetings needing technical insight. Provide technical assistance on reported incidents and ticket triage, when needed. Follow proper change practices based on GxP or non-GxP system classification. Work with vendors to ensure proper service contracts and licenses are in place to support global enterprise systems (e.g LIMS, SoftMax, Unicorn, etc.) Creation and/or updating system documentation outlining support and management practices. Identify and optimize business process to "work smarter" while achieving compliance requirements. Partner with legal, IT security, and business in the onboarding of net new applications. Train others to use globally harmonized system workflows and established business processes. Other assigned duties as needed. Mi n im u m Requirements : Masters of Science or higher in technology related field. 10+ years experience as an application technical expert, preferably in the Biopharmaceutical industry. Experience writing SOPs or related documentation in a biotech field. Must possess excellent customer service skills and have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to work independently and be a self-starter. Experience leading a team is desired. Must be able to "learn on the fly" and adapt to changing business priorities. Must be experienced in change control (ITCM) process for all system life cycle stages. Must be familiar with software validation and agile software development. Must have experience with managing software systems supporting GxP and non-GxP change management practices. Must have experience with Globally deployed LabVantage LIMS 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 DisabilitiesThe 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)

Keywords: Novavax, Washington DC , Senior Laboratory Systems Engineer, Healthcare , Gaithersburg, DC

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