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Medical Science Liaison/Senior Medical Science Liaison (Western Canada)

Novavax, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 25, 2023.

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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.

Summary of the Position : Novavax is seeking a Medical Science Liaison/Senior Medical Science Liaison who will report to the Canadian Head of Medical Affairs.

This position will encompass the Coronavirus and Influenza vaccines programs and any additional future pre-launch products.

The candidate will be primarily responsible for developing the regional scientific engagement strategy and communicating with key external stakeholders in their designated region as a subject matter expert on Novavax’s vaccines programs.

The candidate must have excellent communication, relationship-building, and collaborative skills.

The position will be remote-based covering the Western Canada region (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan) with an expectation of intermittent travel to the US corporate headquarters (in addition to other travel requirements).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to : Field-based scientific expert responsible for building and maintaining appropriate high-level relationships with external advisors, organizations, payers, institutions and thought leaders.

Serves as the non-promotional scientific conduit between Novavax and the relevant healthcare community across product range.

Provides high-quality scientific expertise relating to our vaccines.

Facilitates data generation, education, and scientific insights-gathering activities at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership.

Responds to unsolicited medical information requests from health care providers and supports commercial colleagues through internal scientific training and external customer scientific interactions.

Serve as a vaccine subject matter expert to various external stakeholders across multiple settings Identify, establish, and maintain scientific relationships with thought leaders, professional groups, organizations, decision-makers, and other key stakeholders in the assigned geography Engage in scientific exchange with identified key stakeholders to provide balanced scientific and clinical information Coordinate with Market Access to provide education and presentations to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees and Formulary Review Boards Share and discuss evidence-based scientific data with stakeholders in accordance with all relevant regulatory requirements and company guidance Capture and report scientific insights obtained via appropriate scientific interactions with customers and other external sources, including webinars, conferences, guidelines, recommendations, and scientific literature Attend conferences, medical meetings, and webinars, and provide scientific support at medical exhibits and scientific sessions at regional and national medical conferences as needed Respond to unsolicited questions and document these requests and responses appropriately Facilitate education on disease state, product, and competitor products to internal stakeholders and external customers as appropriate Facilitate company-sponsored research initiatives at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership Represent Medical Affairs at scientific meetings and conventions as directed by Medical Affairs leadership Contribute to the development of scientific materials for the Medical Affairs field team Work with Medical Affairs leadership to develop and execute the field team strategic plan PharmD, MD, and/or PhD (or equivalent education) in a relevant clinical/scientific discipline 5 years MSL/field Medical Affairs experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry Therapeutic area expertise in infectious diseases, especially vaccines, strongly preferred Knowledge and experience in public health, epidemiology, and/or outcomes research desirable Ability to network and partner with important external customers, including scientific leaders, investigators, clinical practice leaders and academic affiliated institutions, including treatment guideline members Ability to consolidate and understand complex data sets, summarize and synthesize data, and objectively interpret results Knowledge of national and society vaccination guidelines, clinical research processes, federal and provincial recommendation bodies, Health Canada regulations, PAAB, IMC, and other ethical/compliance guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the Canadian pharmaceutical industry and its external stakeholder environment Understanding of health economics, healthcare reimbursement, and the distribution channels relevant to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology organization Self-starter who can work effectively within teams Ability to effectively present scientific information to diverse audiences Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; fluent in French with excellent written and oral communication skills.

French-speaking multilingual candidates desirable Travel commitment 50-70%; residence in Vancouver preferred but not required Every day our employees impact the future of health by preventing disease.

To recognize their contributions, we offer them performance-based pay; a flexible, welcoming work environment; comprehensive and competitive benefits.

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals 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 protected characteristic.

LI-LM LI-remote 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)