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

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Sanaria is an equal opportunity employer.


Research Associate Gametocyte Production
Clinical Research Associate
Medical Writer

Research Associate Gametocyte Production

The Research Associate will be involved in many aspects of PfSPZ vaccine cGMP manufacturing process. Ability to work on the maintenance of malaria parasite cultures and multiple tasks is essential. 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 bachelor or a master degree in Biology or related discipline and 2-3 years of relevant experience. Excellent communication, writing, team work, organization skills and the willingness to learn new experimental techniques are required. Ability to write up technical reports, protocols and quantitative analyses is a must. Experience with sterile technique, microscopy and cell culture is desirable. Experience in cGMP manufacturing a plus. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Clinical Research Associate

The Clinical Research Associate 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 helping to: organize and conduct sponsor/site teleconferences; assist with IRB document submission; assist with the retrieval, tracking and maintenance of clinical study documents in Sanaria's electronic Trial Master File (eTMF); and ensure that all study documents are in place at the start of trials and collected at the close of trials. The Clinical Research Associate will review clinical documents (e.g. protocols, consent forms, study templates, SOPs, case report forms, etc.), help to develop and write SOPs for the Clinical Department, maintain and support Veeva Vault eTMF software, perform validation, and provide training to company and study site staff. The Clinical Research Associate will assist with reviewing monitoring plans, organizing Safety Monitoring Committees, planning and conducting site investigator meetings, and reviewing progress reports and safety reports to ensure accuracy, scientific excellence and timely submission. The CRA will liaise with the data management vendor to resolve database issues.

Qualified Candidates will have a BA/BS degree in a health or science field (Masters degree preferred), 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. Independent international travel 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


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