Lab Manager

Vir Biotechnology

Portland, OR, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 02/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 499 Illinois Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94158

About Vir Biotechnology

Vir Biotechnology brings together cutting-edge innovations with scientific expertise and management.

Job Description

Vir is a clinical-stage immunology company with a compelling mission; “A World Without Infectious Disease”. We are focused on combining immunologic insights with innovative technologies. We have assembled four technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and improve the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Our current development pipeline consists of product individuals targeting hepatitis B virus, influenza A, SARS-CoV-2, human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis.
We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our Mission. We have an ongoing commitment to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give at their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. 
Vir Biotechnology (Vir), a San Francisco based company with a results-oriented mission to end infectious disease, is seeking a Lab Manager for its Portland, Oregon site. This role will work cross-functionally to operate and support general lab activity and safety programs. The lab manger will support the implementation of technologies to drive innovation, efficiency, and productivity in the lab. The lab manager is responsible for vendor relationships and service agreements including maintenance and repair of laboratory facilities and equipment. 


    • Support lab procedures, cleaning schedules, and maintain organizational standards.
    • Serve as point of contact for vendors and suppliers of laboratory consumables, process gasses, laundry services, and waste management.
    • Lead inventory and purchasing, identify vendors and procure products, materials, and services as needed.
    • Handle data-loggers for critical environments within the facility (incubators, refrigerators, freezers, etc.).
    • Supervise calibration, certification, and preventative maintenance for equipment.
    • Participate in regular laboratory meetings to discuss issues, resolve problems, and communicate policies.
    • BA/BS in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or a related field
    • 5+ years of experience working in a biological or chemical laboratory setting
    • 1+ year overseeing equipment or performing other laboratory management functions
    • Ability to work as a team, coordinate and integrate with other laboratories / departments throughout the organization. Successful background working with a multidisciplinary team.
    • Proven track record to effectively balance priorities in a complex, exciting environment; flexibility to adapt to change.
    • Technical writing skills and experience authoring work instructions and forms.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work on inter-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.
    • Knowledge of/experience with laboratory work including cell culture and molecular biology a plus.
Vir’s compensation and benefits are aligned with the current market and commensurate with the person’s experience and qualifications. All full-time employees receive a package that includes: compensation, bonus and equity as well as many other Vir benefits and perks such as: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, non-accrual paid time off, one Friday a month paid-time off, company shut down for holidays, commuter benefits, child care reimbursement, education reimbursement, 401K match and lunch for all lab essential personnel!
Vir is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact Human Resources to request accommodation.
Vir Human Resources leads recruitment and employment for Vir. Unsolicited resumes sent to Vir from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Vir and do not obligate Vir to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. We ask that external recruiters and/or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

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