US Benefits

Dynavax is proud to offer comprehensive and highly competitive benefits to our U.S. based employees and their families.

Benefit Plans

Medical Insurance

We provide multiple medical plan options to best meet diverse needs, including a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP/HSA).


Our generous dental plan includes orthodontia benefits for children and adults.


Vision coverage allows for annual eye exams and the purchase of lenses or contacts every 12 months and frames every 24 months.

Disability Insurance

We offer company paid Short-term disability (STD) and company paid Long-term disability (LTD) benefits to our employees.

Financial Benefits

401(k) Savings Plan

Our 401(k) savings plan provides our employees a tax-deferred way to save for their futures. We offer an employer match contribution of up to $2,000 annually.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Employees may elect to participate in the purchase of Dynavax (NASDAQ: DVAX) common stock at a discounted rate twice per year.


We strongly believe in giving employees the opportunity to share in the company’s success by offering all new hires either restricted stock units or stock options.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Dynavax’s Flexible Spending plan enables employees to set aside pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to pay for eligible out of pocket expenses during a plan year.

Life & AD&D Insurance

Dynavax provides group term life coverage and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance to all employees. Employees may also purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves or for a spouse and dependents at group rates.

Long-term Care Insurance

We provide a company-paid Long-Term Care insurance benefit for our employees. Employees can also consider supplemental insurance for themselves or their loved ones.

Tuition Reimbursement

We offer a tuition reimbursement program for all employees.

Work/Life Balance Benefits

Personal Time Off

Each new hire is eligible to earn 20 PTO days each year for vacation, sickness and personal needs.


Dynavax observes 13 paid holidays per calendar year including a yearend shutdown.

Public Transportation Benefits

We encourage our employees to use public transit and offer transit FSA benefits. Both the MacArthur BART and the Emeryville Amtrak stations are located nearby and are served by the Emery Go-Round shuttle.

Employee Assistance Program

We provide our employees with a company paid employee assistance program (EAP).