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Trial Master File (eTMF) Specialist - Clinical Research Associate
Physician Investigator, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Manufacturing Manager
Research Associate Gametocyte Production
Supplier Quality Specialist

Trial Master File (eTMF) Specialist - Clinical Research Associate

The eTMF Specialist will support Sanaria's clinical research program under the direction of senior members of the Clinical Department, working on both departmental and individual study assignments. This position will support compliance with Good Clinical Practices and with the Code of Federal Regulations in Sanaria's clinical trials, from pre-initiation through closeout, and from phase 1 to vaccine licensure.

Duties will include focus on the retrieval, tracking and maintenance of clinical study documents in Sanaria's electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) and ensuring that all study documents are in place at the start of trials and collected at the close of trials.

The eTMF Specialist will maintain and support Veeva Vault eTMF software, perform validation, and provide training to company and study site staff. The eTMF Specialist will liaise with the data management vendor to resolve database issues. The Specialist will also help to organize and conduct sponsor/site teleconferences; assist with IRB document submission; assist with review of clinical documents (e.g. protocols, consent forms, study templates, SOPs, case report forms, etc.), help to develop and write SOPs for the Clinical Department.

This position is office-based and Rockville, Maryland. This is a perfect opportunity for a detail-oriented clinical research professional with strong document management and communication skills to work on research to address one of the world's top public health problems. Experienced CRAs/monitors looking to step back from travel assignments encouraged to apply.

Qualified Candidates will have a BA/BS degree in a health or science field, 3-5 years of experience with clinical trials (malaria trials and international sites preferred), and Good Clinical Practices certification. The successful candidate will be mission-driven, exhibit high professional standards, communicate effectively and contribute to a dynamic, collaborative team environment.

Physician Investigator, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

The Physician Investigator will support Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI) Stage 3 activities on site in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the duration of the project, approximately 2-3 years. The physician must be fully bilingual (written and spoken Spanish and English) and experienced in clinical research / field epidemiology. This position will be the local Sanaria project director, interact closely with onsite collaborators, partners and contractors, and assure that Sanaria's project objectives are met. Periodic visits to other sites in Africa, especially Tanzania, where Sanaria is sponsoring research trials, to represent Sanaria's interests in similar fashion, will be an important responsibility. The physician investigator will maintain frequent and comprehensive communication links with Sanaria Clinical personnel and report to the Chief Medical Officer.


  • Liaise with EGMVI collaborators including other Sanaria staff on site to accomplish Sanaria's research objectives.
  • Assure adherence to Good Clinical Practices by all clinical research activities and personnel, with an emphasis on research volunteer safety.
  • Assure the integrity of all clinical data.
  • Carry out work plans / project activities, and maintain project timelines.
  • Support local protocol development, protocol approvals and clinical trial execution, including on-site monitoring and quality control.
  • Communicate regularly and frequently with Sanaria clinical staff.
  • Author written project reports and other documents.
  • Serve an ambassadorial function, promoting excellent collaborative relationships with partners and host nationals.
  • Attend meetings of the International PfSPZ Consortium and other meetings, as tasked.
  • Conduct at least yearly visits to Sanaria's contracted Occupational Health physician.


  • Doctor of Medicine degree and post-graduate medical training.
  • Licensure to practice medicine in home country.
  • 5+ years of clinical research / field epidemiology experience, ideally in the setting of international partnerships.
  • Good clinical practices certification.
  • Basic and advanced cardiac life support certification.
  • English and Spanish language fluency.
  • Preferred:
  • Ability to speak French.
  • Board certification in a primary care specialty (e.g. internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine).
  • Infectious diseases fellowship training.

Work Environment

The incumbent will be housed in Equatorial Guinea and provided transportation and security according to the standards of our administrative partner Medical Care Development International (MCDI). MCDI maintains American and other foreign national staff full time in Malabo with security and health established as high priorities. Quality office space will be provided that is co-located with colleagues and collaborators to assure a congenial professional environment. Environmental hazards include potential exposure to human blood and to local disease hazards including identified and unidentified transmissible agents. Living in Equatorial Guinea may involve capricious events including police stops, local disturbances, inclement weather and travel hazards.

Manufacturing Manager

Sanaria's vaccine production is based on the life cycle of the parasite. Sanaria is producing material intended for Phase 3 trials and launch. Sanaria's manufacturing is a team-based environment.

The Manufacturing Manager will be working closely with individual manufacturing teams along with Quality and Operations to achieve Sanaria's manufacturing goals. The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for the daily operations of Sanaria vaccine production reporting to the Executive Vice President of Process Development and Manufacturing.

Knowledge of aseptic operations and support systems is essential. A strong working knowledge of the regulatory compliance requirements for the production of biologics used in clinical studies and commercial manufacturing are essential. Demonstrated managerial skills, written and communication capabilities, and inter personal skills is necessary. The Manufacturing Manager must remain current regarding technical manufacturing requirements and must be able to develop/modifies production methods to fully address such issues. The Manufacturing Manager prepares validation protocols, SOPs, and master batch records. The Manufacturing Manager manages manufacturing operations assuring compliance with appropriate regulatory standards including but not limited to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), EMA Regulations, aseptic manufacturing, and/or Guidance documents such as U.S. FDA Points to Consider (PTC).


  • Day-to-day activities of the manufacturing with respect to scheduling of production, operations and materials management activities.
  • Investigate and resolve problems.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.
  • Responsible for managing the training and development of personnel.
  • Responsible for interfacing and relationship development with all support departments (QC, QA, Facilities, Development, etc.) to assure production goals are met.
  • Tracking and trending critical process parameters and critical quality parameters.
  • Working with process development to review new process equipment compliance to GMP regulations and aseptic process requirements.


  • BS/BA degree required in biological sciences, biotechnology or life sciences.
  • Masters in biological sciences preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience in pilot or commercial biologics manufacturing plant under cGMP requirements.
  • 2 to 3 years prior management experience.

Research Associate - Gametocyte Production

The Research Associate will be involved in the malaria PfSPZ vaccine production process. This position involves aseptic techniques, maintenance of parasite cultures and other aspects of GMP Manufacturing including mosquito dissection; revision and development of SOPs and batch records for Gametocyte Production team; conducting standard membrane feeding assays (SMFA) and vailing PfSPZ vaccine. The incumbent is also expected to participate in research projects targeted at optimizing the efficiency and scaling up of procedures.

Qualified candidates must have a degree in Biology or related discipline and 3 years of relevant experience. A Master's degree is preferred. Excellent communication and interactive skills and the willingness to learn new experimental techniques are required. Experience with sterile technique, microscopy and cell culture is desirable. A background in bio-engineering is a plus. Permanent eligibility to work in the US is required.

Supplier Quality Specialist

The Supplier Quality Specialist is responsible for ensuring quality standards of the components used in manufacturing and testing of final products compliant to FDA and EMEA CGMP regulations. The Specialist works closely with the procurement, warehouse receiving and distribution team to ensure consistent and robust quality standards maintained throughout supply chain. The position requires proficiency in CGMP FDA, EMEA regulations. The Supplier Quality Specialist must also be proficient in USP and EP compendiums for excipients.


  • Develop programs and SOPs for supplier quality.
  • Establish and maintain approved supplier list.
  • Establish and maintain quality agreement with supplier.
  • Responsible for overseeing critical material change management and work with Sanaria quality team to investigate final product impact assessment.
  • Establish audit schedule based on risk assessment of supplier.
  • Audit suppliers and CMOs.
  • Manage and oversee Sanaria material specification program.
  • Oversee routine disposition of incoming components for GMP use.
  • Development Sanaria retention program.
  • Oversee and manage retention program.


Applicant must have a BS degree in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or related field with 3 years’ experience in pharmaceutical quality assurance. Experience in vaccine manufacturing quality a plus. At least one year experience in auditing GMP suppliers. Willing to travel 30% of the time. Work independently and achieve outstanding results. Strong verbal and written skills.


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