Sr. Scientist I, Clinical Virology

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📅  Posted 12 days ago 📍 United States 💵 151,000.00 - 199,000.00
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Job Description

Vir Biotechnology is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Scientist, reporting to the Director, Clinical Virology, to join our Clinical Virology team and contribute to pre-clinical research and clinical development of novel therapies for infectious diseases. You will manage clinical virology activities for non-clinical studies, support virology endpoints for clinical trials including characterization of viral resistance, and support pharmacology contributions for regulatory submissions. You will work cross-functionally across research and development groups within the company to advance programs through clinical development. You will be on-site at our San Francisco facility.


  • You will manage virology activities for non-clinical studies to support clinical virology deliverables and meet regulatory timelines.
  • Conduct important scientific research to develop novel infectious disease therapies and interpret experimental data to determine follow-up activities.
  • Oversee establishment of assays and experiments, and analysis of data to support clinical trials, including assay development in-house or outsourced, through implementation into clinical programs
  • Investigate the feasibility of applying several scientific principles and concepts and/or development strategies in research and development.
  • You will support clinical virology activities for clinical trials, from study start up through study report delivery, including representing virology in study management and clinical sub-teams
  • You will manage external contract research labs to support clinical virology deliverables, including working cross functionally to meet timelines and budgets for clinical virology assays.
  • Author clinical virology reports, pharmacology reports, and sections of clinical and regulatory documents.


  • PhD with 5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent degree/experience in virology, microbiology, or a related field.
  • Background in respiratory viruses and/or other chronic viral diseases required
  • Proficiency in cell-based virology and molecular biology techniques, including assay development. Experience in cell-based viral quantification, viral sequencing, and viral resistance is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience managing scientists or contract labs
  • Experience supporting clinical trials and/or working with clinical samples highly desirable
  • Ability to work in a high paced inter-disciplinary and cross functional team environment, meet deadlines and prioritize work from multiple projects.P
  • Strong communication, project management and organizational skills are essential.


The expected salary range for this position is $151,000.00 to $199,000.00. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors.