Scientist, Clinical Immunology

Vir Biotechnology, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

Vir Biotechnology is a clinical-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. Our current development pipeline consists of five product candidates targeting hepatitis B virus, influenza A, human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis.

Vir Biotechnology is seeking a highly talented and motivated immunologist to join our Clinical Immunology team to tackle challenges spanning discovery research, pre-clinical development, and support to clinical trial programs. The successful candidate will join Vir's efforts in discovery and translational research aimed at development of novel therapeutic programs, including a strong emphasis on assay development and conducting key biological studies to support clinical programs. This person will have significant interactions with both the discovery and clinical development teams and will be responsible for supporting current programs that have already advanced into development. Experience and understanding of diverse microbial pathogens and human immunology is preferred.


  • Planning, validation and execution of cutting-edge human immunologic assays in support of research and clinical programs.

  • Development and management of numerous internal and external resources to support clinical immunology and translational immunology research programs.

  • May serve as the clinical immunology representative in internal and external teams across multifunctional project or functional areas.

  • Perform scientific research of considerable scope and complexity.

  • Interpretation of immune response data to assess potential clinical impact.

  • Maintains project timelines and actively participates in team meetings.

  • Presents scientific work in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences Or internal meetings

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of scientific methods, both quantitative and/or qualitative.

  • Keeps thorough and accurate records of daily activities, experimental details, and results related to assigned projects.

  • May provide scientific mentorship to Scientists and Research Associates.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to continuously improve


  • Candidate must have an MD and/or PhD and 1+ year of relevant industry/academic experience with focus in either immunology or infectious disease. Some postdoctoral experience is preferred.

  • Must have a broad fundamental understanding of the immune response to both acute and chronic infections.

  • Technical expertise with specialized immunology assays and methods such as polychromatic flow cytometry (>12 colors), mass cytometry/CyTOF, RNAseq (bulk and/or single cell), TCR/BCR repertoire analysis, antigen presentation assays, and other in vitro immunology systems is required. Familiarity with management and analysis of complex, multi-parameter data sets (i.e. systems biology) ideal.

  • Experience working with human biospecimens preferred.

  • Highly productive and organized in terms of number and volume of scientific projects responsible for, involved with, and consulting on.

  • Must be a creative yet critical thinker, and able to work with direction (moving towards independence) to determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems. Strong organizational and planning skills will be necessary for success in this position.

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills are required.


  • MD and/or PhD in biology, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related scientific field.

VIR is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Human Resources team manages the recruitment and employment process 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. Recruiters are requested not to contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

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Scientist, Clinical Immunology

Vir Biotechnology, Inc.