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.
The Director, Preclinical Development position is responsible for the implementation, coordination and management of a program of preclinical and translational development of vaccines against tuberculosis and managing the platform delivery team. Close integration with the full range of Preclinical Vaccine activities is essential. The post will involve providing expert advisory support to vaccine developers and partners, along with supporting the development of the preclinical vaccine development strategy.
The incumbent will be a member of the platform development team. The platform development team is responsible for research and development of viral vector, protein and genetic vaccines and for the development and evaluation of novel vaccine delivery systems used in animal immune potency studies and clinical trials.
The Director, Clinical Development will serve as a Product Director and clinical development and medical expert. The Director will oversee the design, management, and execution of clinical development plans and the design and implementation of clinical trials intended to evaluate and support licensure of investigational vaccines to prevent tuberculosis (TB).
The incumbent will join the Technical Operations Department to discover and apply purification methods to purify novel vaccines. The primary objective of the position is to support downstream process development team to execute purification and analytical assays for vaccine preparations.
The Research Specialist is a member of the South Africa Endpoint Laboratory (SAEL) team with primary responsibilities in the area of clinical sample logistics and analysis using standard laboratory practices and, when necessary, Good Clinical Laboratory Practices. This position will work under supervision of the Scientist, SAEL in conjunction with the Head of Aeras Africa and the Aeras Immunology Director.
The Policy Director, Africa Region supports the External Affairs Department’s policy, advocacy and resource mobilization objectives aimed at increasing awareness of TB as a public health problem, and the critical role that new TB vaccines play as part of a comprehensive strategy to control and ultimately eliminate TB, with a specific focus on the Africa region. The position will also support efforts to build support and political will for TB vaccine development from key constituencies, and increase resources for Aeras’ core objectives.
Aeras is seeking a Senior Grant Writer who will work under the supervision of the Senior Director of Donor Relations to achieve institutional revenue goals, write proposals and reports, and identify funding opportunities to secure resources from a diverse sector of donors. Primary responsibilities include assisting the Senior Director of Donor Relations in writing funding requests and progress reports, conducting research to identify new sources of funding, and developing the case for support for potential new donors.