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Associate Employment & Litigation Counsel

Employer
Novavax
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Salary
Competitive
Start date
6 Jan 2023
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Discipline
Finance / Administration, Legal
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

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 :

We are seeking an Associate Employment & Litigation Counsel. The ideal candidate will be an attorney with 3-5 years of experience with a background in employment law and litigation or dispute resolution. The position will report to our Director, Litigation & Employment.

This job is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland and offers a hybrid work arrangement.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :
  • Provide guidance on employment matters involving both federal and local laws that relate to all aspects of the employee life cycle, including hiring practices, performance management, employee relations, accommodation and leave issues, and terminations
  • Monitor and identify new employment laws and regulations that impact the company and provide training to colleagues in human resources and throughout the business
  • Review and draft key employment-related documents and policies
  • Assist with litigation and dispute resolution matters (substantive areas may include commercial business disputes, products liability, securities, and employment) and report on key developments to management
  • Work closely with outside counsel and the business to develop risk mitigation, defense and resolution strategies
  • Work with colleagues to manage responses to inquiries, discovery requests and other aspects of litigation and government investigations, including workflow and resource allocation

Minimum Qualifications :
  • Juris Doctorate from accredited U.S. law school and member in good standing of bar in at least one state
  • Three or more years of relevant experience in employment law; familiarity with federal and state laws
  • Law firm experience is preferred but not required
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tight deadlines in a fast-paced business environment
  • Ability to provide practical, timely, and risk-appropriate legal counsel to a wide variety of internal clients and interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization

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.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The 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)

Company

We are a biotechnology company committed to help address serious infectious disease globally through the discovery, development, and delivery of innovative vaccines to patients around the world.

 

Our mission

We never rest in our quest to protect the health of people everywhere.

Novavax is here to make a difference. We’re a biotech company focused solely on developing life-saving vaccines to fight infectious diseases.

What sets us apart? Solid science tested by decades of research. Vaccines developed from trusted technology that are both safe and efficacious.

And a global network that will help ensure our vaccines reach everyone who needs them.

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Novavax
Location
21 Firstfield Rd
Gaithersburg
MD
20878
US
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