Fredda Assenzio
Human Resources Manager

Phone (415) 901-0750

Thank you for your interest in employment with Vitalant Research Institute (VRI). VRI is among the most respected and productive transfusion-focused research programs in the world. The Institute is proud to produce some of the nation’s top transfusion medicine research by experts in such fields as transfusion-transmitted infections like HIV, HCV and HTLV; emerging infectious diseases like Chagas’ disease and West Nile virus; and preparing stem cells for therapy. VRI began in 1959 as the Scientific Services Department of the Irwin Memorial Blood Bank in San Francisco and is one of only four significant blood-bank sponsored research programs in the United Sates.

Our non-profit organization is committed to providing an excellent working environment. Our RITE values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence are part of our unique culture. Through Respect, we recognize the contributions and value of each individual; through Integrity, we conduct all of our activities honestly and objectively; through Teamwork, we achieve our goals by working together; and through Excellence, we strive to be the best in everything we do.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Clause

To the extent not exempt, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

In addition, this contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. To the extent not exempt, this contractor and subcontractor shall also abide by the requirements of 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A.