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Research Associate - Mosquito and Sporozoite Production
The Research Associate will conduct research towards malaria parasite's sporogonic development in vitro and in mosquitoes, maintain cells in culture, utilizes 3D culture, fluorescent staining methods and standard membrane feeding assays, etc. The Research Associate will also be required to perform key operations during PfSPZ Vaccine manufacture that will include microscopic assessments of sporozoite attenuation or enumeration, sporozoite hepatocyte invasion assays, and also mosquito production, mosquito dissection, or other component procedures.
Qualified candidates are expected to have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology 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, team work and organization skills and the willingness to learn new experimental and operational techniques are essential. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Research Associate - Gametocyte Production and Tissue Culture
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. The incumbent is also expected to participate in research projects targeted at optimizing the efficiency and scaling up of procedures. The standard workweek for this position is three week days plus the weekend (two days) for a total of five work days.
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/tissue culture is desirable. A background in bio-engineering is a plus. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Immunology and Model Systems Scientist
The Immunology and Model Systems Scientist will be primarily responsible for conducting and further developing tests and assay systems to interrogate the immune response elicited by the company's clinical product, a novel malaria vaccine. This position will be responsible for testing of samples generated in both clinical and experimental settings. This role requires active participation in tasks and activities in support of Sanaria's GMP manufacturing, clinical trials and research efforts.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Immunology and 3+ years of post-doctoral experience in Clinical and/or Experimental Immunology. Knowledge of state-of the art immunological techniques, hands-on experience working with flow cytometry, and sterile/aseptic processing experience is also required. The ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment with multiple and competing priorities is essential, together with a strong demonstration of individual initiative. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
The Research Associate will be involved in the performance of immunogenicity assays such as ELISA, immunofluorescence techniques and other assays, and characterization of products using standard protocols. This position will also involve the dissection of mosquitoes using a microscope, cell culture, general lab upkeep, and all supportive procedures for successful completion of company objectives. Work methods must be in compliance with all laboratory safety procedures and requirements. Ability to work on multiple tasks, and in teams across all departments is essential. Communication skills and work habits that promote team harmony is critical.
Qualified candidates must have a degree in Biology or a related discipline. Experience with sterile technique, aseptic cultures, and microscopy is preferred. Experience with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a plus. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
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