Senior Research Associate, Clinical Immunology

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 Bio is looking for a highly motivated and collaborative Senior Research Associate, reporting to a Scientist II, to help support the development and characterization of novel therapies for the treatment of infectious disease. You will work within a collaborative and cross-functional group environment with other passionate scientists. You will participate in translational and clinical immunology research efforts aimed at identifying and characterizing novel therapeutic targets and investigating mechanism of action of therapeutics.  This role is based in our San Francisco lab facility.  


    • You will work under the supervision of scientists to conduct cross-functional scientific research that furthers our understanding of the human immune response to infectious diseases and therapeutic interventions.
    • Responsible for the optimization, execution, and analysis of complex immunologic assays for measuring human immune responses, including testing clinical trial samples for exploratory endpoints with GxP level documentation
    • You will be expected to assist with PMBC and/or Flow Cytometry Core related activities.
    • Document accurate records of experimental details and results related to assigned projects.
    • Maintain project timelines and participate in team meetings.
    • You will help order supplies, making reagents, and maintaining the laboratory to conduct necessary activities.
    • Seeks opportunities to improve and learn.


    • BS in biological sciences or related field with 4+ years of immunology lab experience or equivalent
    • Demonstrated track record of productivity with running and analyzing multi-color (8+ colors) flow cytometry, immune cell phenotyping, T cell and B cell stimulation assays, ELISA, and cell culture aseptic technique.
    • Experience working with human samples,developing, and optimizing cell-based immunological assay.
    • Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work from multiple projects.
    • Proficiency in Flowjo, Graphpad Prism
    • Be highly detailed oriented with experience working with GxP assays and clinical flow cytometry for exploratory endpoints a plus.
    • Experience with multi-parameter data analysis software/programs (Spotfire, R, etc) 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, 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.

Posted on: September 13, 2023

Closing: October 13, 2023

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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