Scientist II, Immune Targeting

Vir Biotechnology

Posted on: September 13, 2023

Closing: October 13, 2023

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

Vir Biotechnology is a commercial-stage immunology company focused on combining immunologic insights with cutting-edge technologies to treat and prevent serious infectious diseases. Vir has assembled four technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Its current development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting COVID-19, hepatitis B and hepatitis D viruses, influenza A and human immunodeficiency virus.

We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our mission. We are committed to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. We are proud to have been ranked the fastest-growing company in North America on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™.

Vir Biotechnology is looking for a highly talented and motivated Scientist to join our new Immune Targeting team, reporting to the Sr. Vice President, to solve challenges spanning discovery research and pre-clinical development. You will join Vir’s efforts in discovery research aimed at development of novel therapeutic programs. You will have interactions with cross-functional discovery teams and contribute to the discovery of novel T cell receptors and immunomodulators for cancer and infectious disease. This role is based in our San Francisco Lab Facility.


  • You will plan, validate and execute cutting-edge human immunologic assays to support research programs.
  • You will develop and manage internal and external resources to support research programs.
  • You will perform scientific research of considerable scope and complexity which requires in-depth knowledge of scientific methods.
  • You will maintain project timelines and participate in team meetings.
  • Present scientific work at internal meetings and potential partners.
  • Maintain records of daily activities, experimental details, and results related to assigned projects.
  • May provide scientific mentorship to Research Associates.
  • Manage animal models of therapeutic activity
  • Seek opportunities to continuously improve


  • You should have a PhD and 2+ year of relevant industry/academic experience with focus in either immunology or tumor immunology or equivalent education/experience
  • Must have a broad fundamental understanding of the immune response to cancer and infectious agents.
  • Technical expertise with specialized immunology assays and methods such as, polychromatic flow cytometry, cytotoxicity as well as T cell functional assay and antigen presentation assays, and other in vitro immunology systems is required.
  • Familiarity with complex, multi-parameter data sets (i.e. systems biology) ideal.  Experience in gene expression and molecular biology.
  • Experience working with human biospecimens preferred.
  • Experience in human immunology with a focus on T cell assays and TcR transfer. Antibody development experience is desirable
  • Can manage a high volume of projects
  • Strong communication organization and planning skills

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, 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 Biotechnology

Posted on: September 13, 2023

Closing: October 13, 2023

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Career Focus: Analyst, Immunology, Scientist

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