Are you ready to work for a small pioneering vaccine biotech? We are seeking a talented, ambitious team member
who shares our passions for science and battling the burden of infectious diseases.
About Meissa Vaccines Inc.
Meissa Vaccines is a private biotech company developing novel live viral vaccines for the prevention of severe
respiratory illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and human
parainfluenza virus type 3 (hPIV3), which represents the largest unmet respiratory medical need in pediatrics. Our lead
live attenuated RSV vaccine (MV-012-968), licensed from Emory University, was generated by synthetic biology using
codon deoptimization of virulence genes. MV-012-968 is currently in Phase 1 clinical trials. The cofounders, Dr. Martin
Moore and Dr. Roderick Tang, are supported by a team with extensive experience in conducting preclinical research and
vaccine clinical development.
Candidate profile and job description
Meissa Vaccines seeks a full-time Clinical Assay Development Associate to join our collaborative team in South San
Francisco, Calif. The company will be relocating to Bayshore Technology Park in North Redwood City in spring 2020. This
individual, reporting to the Associate Director of Virology, will contribute to the clinical development of MV-012-968, our
lead RSV vaccine candidate as well as other pipeline candidates. Candidate will act as a liaison between research and
clinical teams. Candidate should be passionate about our company mission of improving global public health by developing
innovative and safe vaccines against important respiratory viruses.
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Meissa is not able to provide employment
visa sponsorship for this position.
- Under supervision of the Associate Director and Biostatistician, qualify research assays so that they are suitable
and ready for clinical sample testing.
- Draft and review protocols, write SOPs, qualification and regulatory reports
- Perform testing of clinical samples under Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, (gCLP) and write study reports
- Source, prepare and qualify key reagents to support clinical assay development and clinical sample testing
- Work closely with clinical operation team to facilitate receiving, shipping, storage and archiving of clinical samples
- Manage external testing labs to ensure on time delivery of results
- Train and supervise junior scientists
M.S. with 2-5 years of biotech experience focusing on assay development and/or clinical sample testing under gCLP
Or PhD or equivalent degree in microbiology, virology, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry or a related field and a
minimum of 0-2 years of industrial experience
Ideal candidate understands the principles of assay development and qualification, clinical testing requirements, as well
as previous experience working with viruses is an added benefit
For immediate consideration, please email your CV to:
Meissa Vaccines offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including group medical, dental, and vision, as
well as company paid life, AD&D, short and long term disability, holiday pay, sick time, and generous paid vacation.
Meissa Vaccines Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an
inclusive environment for all Team members. Meissa Vaccines, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin,
veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications,
merit, and business need.