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Senior Director, Clinical Operations

Vir Biotechnology

Vir Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Vir Biotechnology, Inc. is an immunology company focused on powering the immune system to transform lives by treating and preventing infectious diseases and other serious conditions, including viral-associated diseases. Vir has assembled two technology platforms that are designed to modulate the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Its current clinical development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting hepatitis delta and hepatitis B 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 Bio is looking for a Sr Director, Clinical Operations who will contribute to the development of strategic direction in the conduct of multiple clinical studies. Responsibilities include providing leadership to staff and study teams to ensure clinical trials are conducted in accordance with the protocols, Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), and other applicable regulatory requirements and management and mentoring of direct reports.

You will report into the Vice President of Clinical Operations.


  • Provide strategic operational guidance to ensure that trials are properly defined, planned, and executed across all assigned clinical stage programs.
  • Ensure high compliance with company SOPs, ICH-GCP guidelines, governing regulations and patient safety standards to maintain inspection readiness.
  • Responsible for leading clinical operation’s team and partnering with outsourcing and contracting to achieve project and goals promptly.
  • Responsible for leading and guiding creative and constructive interactions with clinical sites to ensure relationships and sponsor of choice long term.
  • Provide strategic input to project risk analysis and solution development to a variety of complex problems.
  • Ensure that Clinical Operations department interfaces with key functional groups on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage, mentor and develop clinical operations team on assigned programs to high level of effectiveness.


  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree with 18+ years’ industry experience, Master’s degree with 13+ years’ experience, PhD with 13+ years’ of industry experience
  • 12 + years Pharmaceutical development experience moving product candidates from Phase I through pivotal and filing, with at least 10 years managing CROs and vendors.
  • 6 + years managing direct reports.
  • Experience with multinational or international clinical trials is required.
  • Strong strategic/conceptual skills that can bridge the gap between different interdisciplinary departments.
  • Experience in evaluating, negotiating, and managing multiple successful relationships with partners, ability to set up milestones to track progress and working collaboratively with partners.
  • Communication and presentation skills (both oral and written) are required with the ability to interact with colleagues and partners at all levels of experience are expected.
  • Experience with hiring, training, developing, mentoring, and motivating team members to the highest level of performance.


The expected salary range for this position is $225,500.00 to $329,500.00. 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.

For hires based in the United States, Vir Biotechnology, Inc., participates in E-Verify.

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