Vir Biotechnology

Portland, OR, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 05/18/2021
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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 cutting-edge technologies. We have assembled four technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Our current development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting COVID-19, hepatitis B virus, influenza A and human immunodeficiency virus.
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 is seeking an experienced Scientist to join a fast-paced interdisciplinary team passionate about development of viral vaccine vectors. This person will support method development for the production, purification, and analytics of new technologies and products.


    • Advance vaccine vector production methods and analytics for product characterization and release.
    • Develop process controls and qualify analytics for vector development.
    • May participate in the development of patent applications, publications, and documentation to support regulatory submissions.
    • Serves as internal specialist working closely with multi-functional teams and external partners (CMOs, Suppliers, etc.).
    • May act as advisor to senior management and subject matter expert in the process development group.


    • Expertise in aseptic mammalian cell or virus culture.
    • Demonstrated capabilities in process development and/or analytics, such as bulk viral harvest and purification, sample preparation, and analytical testing.
    • Proven experience in protein and nucleic acid based analytical method development including: ELISA, Western blot, immunofluorescence assays, RT-PCR, qPCR, sequencing methods, ddPCR, extraction methods and quantitation.
    • Ability to apply theoretical principles from the literature to proof-of-concept experiments through manufacturing and scale up.
    • Ability to critically analyze datasets from multiple inputs to understand the effects of process changes on downstream products.
    • Functional knowledge of statistical software packages such as GraphPad and JMP.
    • Experience developing cGMP compliant processes and methods while working within a regulated environment.


    • BS/MS in a scientific or engineering field
    • BS 6+ years, MS 4+ years of experience in industry
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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