Sanaria is currently expanding its activities and is accepting inquiries and resumes for the positions listed below. If you are interested in furthering your career with us please send the following information to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Salary requirements

Sanaria is an equal opportunity employer.


Project Coordinator
Research Associate - Vaccine Stabilization
Medical Writer
Research Associate - Gametocyte Production

Project Coordinator

We are recruiting a Project Coordinator to keep us well-organized administratively while closely staffing the CEO and other senior executives. The position requires solid office management and administrative skills as well as science literacy. We often host seminars presented by visiting scientists and other important guests involved in the biotechnology industry.

For the last few years this position has been filled by recent graduates who work with us while preparing to apply to medical school. We are looking for similar candidates who would like to gain an insider view of vaccine development and the biotech industry and while planning for the next steps in a medical, biotech or other scientific career. We will work with the successful candidate to provide experiences that will strengthen a resume and/or help clarify career goals. This is a full-time entry-level position with benefits. Eligibility to work in the US is required.

Research Associate - Vaccine Stabilization

The Research Associate will conduct research on cryopreservation, and work with the logistics and delivery of Sanaria's PfSPZ Vaccine. The Research Associate will also be required to perform key operations during PfSPZ Vaccine manufacture that may include mosquito dissection, vaccine formulation, sporozoite attenuation or enumeration, vialing and cryopreservation of final product, or other component procedures, and assays of PfSPZ potency.

Qualified candidates are expected to have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering, or a related field. Additionally, experience that includes sterile technique, microscopy, and cell/tissue culture is desirable. Experience in GMP manufacturing would be advantageous. Excellent communication, writing, teamwork, and organization skills and the willingness to learn new experimental and operational techniques are essential. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Medical Writer

Sanaria is now embarking on an ambitious program designed to lead to licensure, and will be conducting clinical trials at multiple sites in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Sanaria is currently recruiting for a Medical Writer experienced with Clinical Protocols, Amendments, Reports, and Manuscripts, ideally with background in vaccine (or drug) development.


  • Development, writing, editing, and finalization of clinical documentation required prior to the initiation of a clinical study, including clinical study protocols, informed consent documents and other clinical documentation given to volunteers
  • Development, writing, editing, and finalization of clinical documentation required for submission to regulatory health authorities and ethical review committees during the course of a clinical study, including interim safety report, abstracts for scientific presentation, and integrated summaries of efficacy and safety
  • Development, writing, editing, and finalization of clinical documentation required for study close-out including final clinical study reports, final safety reports, and manuscripts/scientific papers
  • Analysis of clinical data, compilation of clinical data tables, and integration of clinical data summaries into clinical study reports and manuscripts as appropriate
  • Coordination of team review and editing of clinical regulatory documentation in close collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Investigators, and operational staff to develop quality study protocols, informed consent documents and other clinical documentation
  • Development of processes, templates and libraries, by creation of a Manual of Procedures to support creation of study protocols, study reports and other clinical documentation


  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or PhD in science- or public health-related field
  • 3-5 years of prior vaccine trial experience is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 3-5 years of prior experience in writing and developing clinical documents such as clinical study reports, safety reports, and clinical protocols, as well as informed consent forms, and other clinical documentation provided to volunteers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of protocol structure, clinical data analysis and presentation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GCPs
  • Strong analytical skills/excellent interpersonal skills/strong leadership abilities
  • Proven ability to demonstrate strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Strong time management skills and the proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Basic knowledge of windows-based software programs
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent eligibility to work legally in the U.S. is required

Research Associate - Gametocyte Production

The Research Associate will be involved in the malaria PfSPZ vaccine production process. This position involves but not limit to 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. 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. U.S. citizenship or permanent eligibility to work in the US is required.


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