VIR Biotechnology, Inc.

  • Industry
  • Research Scientist
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

Vir Bio is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Research Associate to help drive new efforts in the discovery and development of novel therapies for the treatment of chronic HBV. You will work within a highly collaborative group focused on infectious disease research. The successful candidate, under the guidance of experienced Scientists in the company, will participate in discovery and translational research efforts aimed at identifying and characterizing novel therapeutic targets, investigating mechanism of action of therapeutics and defining optimal drug combinations through evaluation in the appropriate in vitro models. You will work cross-functionally and be exposed to other groups within the company to advance programs from discovery into development.


Works under supervision of scientists to conduct scientific research for the development of novel HBV therapies.

Responsible for the design and execution of laboratory experiments utilizing expertise in virology, molecular biology, cell biology, and more.

Applies knowledge of scientific methods, both quantitative and/or qualitative, to interpret experimental data and determine follow-up experiments.

Performs routine medium-throughput screening experiments as well as more complex cell and molecular experiments to investigate the mechanism of action of novel therapies.

Creates day-to-day activities keeping accurate records of experimental details and results related to assigned projects.

Co-authors protocols and technical reports.

Participates in the development and conduct of laboratory meetings, updating group members on background and status of projects by giving oral updates or internal presentations.

Maintains project timelines and actively participates in team meetings.

Actively seeks opportunities to continuously improve.

Qualifications and Experience:

Highly knowledgeable in cell culture methodology and aseptic technique.

Experienced in virology-related methodology, such as virus production, purification, cell-based infection/transduction. Previous experience with HBV and/or HDV is a plus.

Proficient in molecular biology methods including nucleic acid purification, qPCR, molecular cloning, Western Blot, ELISA, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and more.

Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work from multiple projects.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work on inter-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.


BS/MS in microbiology, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of industry lab experience.

Education Requirement:
BS or MS
Years of Experience:
External job URL:
San Francisco Mission Bay
VIR Biotechnology
499 Illinois St.
5th floor
San Francisco , California 94158
Amanda Santana,