Website Vir Biotechnology

Vir is a commercial-stage immunology company with a compelling mission: “A World Without Infectious Disease”, combining immunologic insights with cutting-edge technologies to treat and prevent serious infectious diseases. 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. For more information, please visit

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.

Job Summary:
Vir Biotechnology is seeking an experienced Sr. Scientist to join a fast-paced interdisciplinary team passionate about process development of viral vaccine vectors. Depending on the individual’s expertise and strengths, this role will encompass upstream and/or downstream process development.

• Plan and conduct viral vector process development studies from experimental design to analysis as part of an interdisciplinary team.
• Present data and solicit feedback within and across functional groups.
• In a team-based environment, share expertise to advance the development of innovative virus production and/or purification approaches.
• Transfer and manage process development work at external contract research labs.
• Advance vaccine vector production/purification methods and supporting analytics.
• Develop process controls for vector development and use analytics to quantify virus yields, purity, and product characterization.
• As needed, participate in the development of patent applications, publications, and documentation to support regulatory submissions.
• Serve as internal specialist working closely with cross-functional teams and external partners (CMOs, Suppliers, etc.).
• May act as advisor to senior management and subject matter expert in the process development group.

Qualifications and experience:
• BS/MS/PhD in a scientific or engineering field
• BS 11+ years, MS 9+ years, PhD 5+ years’ experience in industry
• Strong experience in upstream and/or downstream process development.
• Working experience in mammalian cell or virus culture, bioreactor production methods, and aseptic techniques.
• Specific background in large protein/virus chromatography and TFF/UF/DF preferred.
• Capabilities in process development and analytics, such as bulk harvest and purification, sample preparation and testing.
• Knowledge of protein and nucleic acid based molecular analytical methods including, ELISA, Western blot, immunofluorescence assays, RT-PCR, ddPCR, extraction methods and quantitation.
• Ability to apply process development experimental approaches, such as DOE, and engineering principles for scale-up of bioprocesses that enable multi-site process development and manufacturing.
• Experience developing cGMP compliant processes and working within a quality system desired.

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 based on 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 recruiter and/or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

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