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Summer Associate, Analytical Development-Bioassays (Temporary)

Vir Biotechnology

Vir Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 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 Biotechnology (Vir) is seeking a Summer Research Associate reporting to a Scientist II, Analytical Development Bioassays to lead development of bioassays to interrogate the mechanism of action for antibody and other biologic therapeutics. You will execute cell-based and binding assays for and develop new technologies in the lab. You will work with cross-functional teams to develop new methods and optimize them. You will design and conduct laboratory experiments, author protocols, presentations, and reports, and characterize antibody therapeutics with those assays.


  • Ability to commit to a 3-month contract position with 40 hours
  • Develop cell-based and binding bioassays.
  • Develop new assay modalities and technologies.
  • Operate various laboratory equipment and maintain aseptic techniques.
  • Troubleshoot method-related issues internally with support from the team.
  • Author study protocols, development/qualification reports and test methods, summarize, and verify data in presentations for cross-functional teams.
  • Provide support to Analytical development Bioassay with ongoing projects and programs.
  • Present project status, updates, and results to hiring manager and the Bioassay team as required.


  • Bachelor's degree (ongoing or completed) in a biology-related field.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Understanding of aseptic techniques and pipetting skills.
  • Cell culture experience is highly desired.
  • Flow cytometry skills are a plus.
  • Experience in data analysis of bioassays/immunoassays.
  • Ability to execute laboratory experiments both independently and with other team members.


The expected salary range for this position is $23.00 to $34.00/ Hour . Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors.

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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