Work at Aeras

We are a dedicated and passionate team of individuals driven by our mission to eliminate the suffering and death caused by tuberculosis.

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals eager to work with us.  To succeed in achieving our mission we seek individuals who are innovative, deal well with multiple priorities and can work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. Employees describe working at Aeras as “dynamic and challenging” and “a fun place to be where people are dedicated and supportive.”

We strive for our employees to have meaningful work, be part of a worthy cause, develop in their careers, be recognized for accomplishments and establish rewarding relationships. We promote engagement at Aeras through:

  • Leadership development
  • Regular town hall meetings
  • Journal Club presentations
  • Social events
  • Community service opportunities
  • Wellness workshops
  • Recognition through awards

A Message to Recruiters:
While Aeras does occasionally engage outside recruiting firms to support our search efforts, we only work with agencies on our preferred vendor list. Candidates from agencies that do not go through Human Resources and do not have a signed agreement with us will not be considered, and representatives from these agencies should not expect to receive any form of payment for services.

Aeras provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Current Openings

Biorepository Operations Specialist

Aeras has made significant contributions to the Tuberculosis vaccine field. Together with our partners and collaborators, we are successfully advancing the best TB vaccine science and working toward a common goal of ending the threat of TB. Would you like to be a part of a dynamic, not-for-profit organization dedicated to a critical public health mission?

Senior Scientist; Virologist/Microbiologist

Would you like to be a part of a dynamic, not-for-profit organization dedicated to a critical public health mission? Do you enjoy working in small teams, tackling a variety of responsibilities, and making a difference in peoples’ lives? We are approximately a 100 person, $45 million, not-for-profit, integrated biotechnology organization focused on developing safe, effective vaccines to prevent tuberculosis, a major global health threat. We work in partnership with for-profit pharmaceutical companies and biotechs, academic institutions and other non-profit organizations. The Senior Scientist; Virology/Microbiology position offers the opportunity to interact with employees at all levels throughout our organization. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your skills and gain experience working within a dynamic organization. If you learn quickly, are adaptable to change, and are eager to take on challenges, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Project Coordinator

Aeras has made significant contributions to the Tuberculosis vaccine field. Together with our partners and collaborators, we are successfully advancing the best TB vaccine science and working toward a common goal of ending the threat of TB. Would you like to be a part of a dynamic, not-for-profit organization dedicated to a critical public health mission? This is a dynamic position that requires a broad set of skills and competencies. If you learn quickly, are adaptable to change and are eager to take on challenges, this would be a great opportunity for you!

Manager, Strategic Communications

Would you like to be part of a dynamic, not-for-profit organization dedicated to a critical public health mission? Would you like to use your communications and public relations skills to help advance a critical public health mission that aims to save millions of lives? We are about 100-people, $45 million-a-year, not-for-profit, scientific organization focused on developing safe, effective vaccines to prevent tuberculosis, a major global health threat. We work in partnership with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, academic institutions and other non-profit organizations. The Manager, Strategic Communications position offers the opportunity to interact with employees at all levels throughout or organization. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your skills and gain experience working within a dynamic organization.

Clinical Trial Assistant

This position is being advertised in both Cape Town, South Africa and Rockville, MD (USA) and may be filled in either location. Would you like to be a part of a dynamic, not-for-profit organization dedicated to a critical public health mission? Do you enjoy working in teams, tackling a variety of responsibilities, and making a difference in peoples’ lives? Aeras is a nonprofit, biotechnology organization developing new, effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines that are affordable and accessible to all who need them. We work through partnerships in both the public and private sectors, with individuals, research organizations, academic institutions, funders, policymakers and others around the world to advance TB vaccine science and development. Over the past decade, Aeras has made significant contributions to the marked progress of the TB vaccine field. Together with our partners and collaborators, we are advancing the best TB vaccine science and working toward a common goal of ending the threat of TB. Aeras's headquarters are located in Rockville, Maryland, with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and Beijing, China. If you learn quickly, are adaptable to change, and are eager to take on challenges, this may be a great opportunity for you!

Director of Global Safety

Do you want to contribute your talents towards something great…to have the chance to make a positive impact on the world? We are approximately a 100 person organization, $45 million-a-year not-for-profit biotechnology organization dedicated to a critical global health mission to develop new, effective TB vaccines that are affordable, safe, and accessible to all who need them. We work in partnership with for-profit pharmaceutical companies and biotechs, academic institutions, governments, and other non-profit organizations. Do you enjoy working in teams, across cultures, tackling a variety of responsibilities, and making a difference in peoples’ lives? The Director of Global Safety is a leadership position responsible for safety evaluation and safety compliance for Aeras clinical trials including timely reporting of the adverse events that meet regulatory requirements for regular and expedited submissions to the applicable Regulatory Agencies. The incumbent is responsible for safety activities for all Aeras-sponsored investigational products, receipt and processing of serious adverse events from clinical trials, analysis of safety data, and the identification and investigation of potential safety signals, and contribution to the development of safety plans. If you would enjoy applying your clinical medical judgment in service of the global effort to develop vaccines to prevent tuberculosis, are adaptable to change, would look forward to working within a team environment, and are eager to take on challenges, this may be a great opportunity for you!

Director of Clinical Development

Did you know Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health emergency - killing more people than any other single infectious disease agent in the world, causing 9.6 million illnesses and 1.5 million deaths in 2014.?* A new effective TB vaccine would be the ultimate game changer that could help end this epidemic. The world desperately needs new tools to bring an end to the TB epidemic and we at Aeras are doing our part to bring about this kind of change. We are a not-for-profit biotechnology organization dedicated to developing new, effective TB vaccines that are affordable, safe, and accessible to all who need them. The Director of Clinical Development leads and supports the design, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of Phase I through III clinical trials of one or more candidate TB vaccines. If you enjoy working in teams, across cultures, tackling a variety of responsibilities while being adaptable to change, and want to make a difference in people’s lives – you should apply to Aeras! *(​WHO Global TB Report 2015)