President and CEO

POSTED: January 24, 2019
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Position Description:

Animal Health Entrepreneur Needed to Lead Purdue Vaccine Startup

President & CEO, ZeaVaxx, LLC

New and existing infectious diseases continue to increase the global demand for vaccines for animals. This is further amplified by public and regulatory demand to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals to prevent the development of superbugs. ZeaVaxx, LLC is dedicated to providing state of the art solutions to animal vaccines. Through the application of its core patented adjuvant technology to vaccines marketed by existing animal health companies and the development of its own proprietary vaccines, ZeaVaxx’s mission is to improve the health of food and companion animals around the world. To accomplish its ambitious goals, ZeaVaxx is seeking an accomplished animal health industry leader to join its founding team of Purdue University scientists to leverage its strong scientific base into a business that will develop and commercialize improved animal health vaccines.


  • Development of and execution of ZeaVaxx’s business strategy
  • Revenue generation including sales and/or licensing of the Company’s products
  • Fund-raising to support the Company’s long-term product development strategy
  • Recruiting and developing a high-performing team

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the animal health
  • Work experience in either business development or research and development in the animal health industry
  • Strong connections with the major animal health companies
  • Good understanding of animal drug regulations
  • Working knowledge of product in-licensing in the animal health field


  • An entrepreneur’s mentality
  • Driven by ZeaVaxx’s success
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Strong presentation and communication skills


Central Indiana location preferred, remote location considered for a strong candidate


Combination of cash and equity commensurate with the candidate’s ability to contribute to ZeaVaxx’s success.

Application Instructions:  

Interested candidates should send his or her resume to Dr. Fangjia Lu at

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