Vir Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 06/06/2021
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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 a committed scientist with a track record of results to work both collaboratively and independently to help drive progress in our drug discovery pipeline. Primary focus on advancing early-stage host targets relevant to infectious disease via mechanism of action studies particularly in the natural cellular environment, pharmacological validation, and iterative optimization of small molecules, encompassing diverse methods as appropriate for each project. This position requires strong adaptability, experimental savvy, and the drive to deliver high quality results in a timely manner. The team’s success is based on a collaborative and supportive atmosphere and on sharing of expertise of team members in different specialties. This creates outstanding professional development opportunities as well as an enjoyable working environment.


    • Assesses the experimental need and generates plan to address the need in close consultation with other team members.
    • Establishes and performs mechanistic studies and cellular and biochemical assays.
    • Analyzes results, documents experiments, and presents work in multiple forums including 1-on-1, in departmental or cross-functional project team meetings, and in cross-Research seminars.
    • Adapts to and thrives in a dynamic environment with evolving priorities/needs and a wide-ranging portfolio.
    • Efficiently manages work that over time will likely span multiple projects, and thus prioritizes efforts in order to deliver high quality results in a timely manner.
    • Over time, contributes to project planning and identification of research opportunities.


    • Preferred qualifications of bachelor’s degree in biology or related discipline with 8+ years industry experience; OR Master’s degree with 6+ years industry experience; OR PhD without industry experience
    • Strong track record of delivering results, particularly at the bench. A strong record of publications and/or internal promotions, for example, would be considered a major plus.
    • Experience in the following areas is a plus: cell culture, infectious diseases, cell and molecular biology, microscopy, biochemical assays, liquid handling and automation, high throughput screening.
    • The candidate should enjoy working in a team and share problems and solutions as integral part of the work routine.
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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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.