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Senior Scientist I, Bioanalytics

Vir Biotechnology

Vir Biotechnology

Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Vir Biotechnology, Inc. is an immunology company focused on combining cutting-edge technologies to treat and prevent infectious diseases and other serious conditions. Vir has assembled two technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Its current clinical development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting hepatitis B and hepatitis delta viruses and human immunodeficiency virus. Vir has several preclinical candidates in its pipeline, including those targeting influenza A and B, COVID-19, RSV/MPV and HPV.

We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our mission. We are committed to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. We are proud to be the first company to be ranked at the top of the Deloitte Fast 500 list two years in a row (2023 & 2022)!

Vir is seeking a Senior Scientist I, Bioanalytics who will develop bioanalytical methods to support our large molecule assets. You will oversee the development, and reporting of bioanalytical analyses, including contribution to regulatory documents, and will ensure reliable data are provided to end-users in accordance to GXP requirements. You will manage external vendors, participate in vendor audits, and manage all aspects of method development, validation, study sample analysis of data. You will report to the Senior Director, Bioanalytics.

You'll work on-site at our San Francisco, CA headquarters.


  • Develop bioanalytical methods to support large molecule clinical candidates and providing bioanalytical input across all departments and stages of research and development
  • Coordinate method development and analysis activities within the context of development plans
  • Perform troubleshooting and evaluation of a variety of complex methods to identify appropriate bioanalytical solutions
  • Lead technology transfer of bioanalytical methods
  • Interact with internal Research, CMC, Operational, and Regulatory groups to support drug development activities
  • Responsible for approval of data and reports from external vendors


  • PhD with 5+ years /MS and 8+ years/BS and 10+ years of industry experience preferred
  • Experience must include a combination of laboratory and project management skills, including managing CROs for assay development and validation for clinical and non-clinical studies
  • Demonstrated expertise in GLP and GCP compliance of sample handling and storage, bioanalytical assay development, sample analysis, and laboratory operation and procedures/processes is required
  • Technical expertise with a wide variety of platforms to analyze all aspects of large molecule therapeutics, including those with complex sample handling and preparation procedures (e.g., enzymatic assays, ligand-binding assays, cell-based assays, etc.) from a variety of biological matrices (e.g., serum, plasma, etc.)
  • Familiar with PK and PD principles pertaining to establishment of relevant assays and assay ranges



The expected salary range for this position is $164,000.00 to $216,000.00. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors.

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 onsite employees!

Vir Biotechnology (“Vir”) is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions at Vir are based on legitimate, non-discriminatory business requirements, job duties and individual qualifications. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, parental status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or any other legally protected characteristic.

This commitment extends to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, compensation, appraisal systems, promotions, training and career development programs. Vir also strongly commits to providing employees with a work environment free of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

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.

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