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St. Louis, MO, United States
30+ days ago
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
30+ days ago


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 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. 
Vir Biotechnology is seeking a highly talented and motivated scientist to develop novel therapies for addressing unmet medical need in infectious diseases. This person will play a critical role in integrating the Company’s platform technologies into best-in-class antimicrobial products. This person will have significant interactions with other research departments for developing and leading new research strategies across multiple pathogens, but with an emphasis on Plasmodium infections and malaria.



    • Independently conducts key scientific research to support the development of novel infectious disease therapies with emphasis on malaria.
    • Designs and performs studies to identify, evaluate and characterize molecules of different drug modalities (antibody, nucleic acid, small molecule) in a BSL-2/BSL-3 laboratory environment.
    • Maintains and integrates broad knowledge of advancements in the field of malaria.
    • Co-authors protocols, technical reports, publications, and regulatory submissions, including supporting non-clinical pharmacology data packages.
    • Provides input into the strategy and design of drug development projects.
    • Effective team player who maintains project timelines and actively participates in team meetings in both research and clinical capacities.


    • Preferred: PhD in microbiology, virology, molecular and cell biology with a minimum of 3 years’ industry R&D experience OR MS with a minimum of 6 years’ experience OR BS with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
    • Experience with parasitology techniques, such as routine cultivation, gliding assays, cell-based infection models, and infection readouts (i.e. invasion, traversal).
    • Expertise in Plasmodium sporozoites and/or antibody therapies is highly desirable.
    • Ability to work in a high paced inter-disciplinary and cross functional team environment, meet deadlines and prioritize work on multiple projects.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong project management/organizational skills are essential.
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 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 recruiters and/or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61904316
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Company Name For Job: VIR BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Industry: Other
  • Job Function: Research
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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