Senior Research Associate/Research Associate - Mosquito and In vitro Sporozoite Production - Rockville, MD | Biospace
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Senior Research Associate/Research Associate - Mosquito and In vitro Sporozoite Production

Sanaria Inc.

Rockville, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Research, Vaccine,

Job Description

Sanaria Inc., a Rockville, MD based biotechnology company, offers a unique and challenging opportunity to join a world-class team to work on the development and commercialization of a live sporozoite-based malaria vaccine. We have openings for two Senior Research Associate/Research Associate positions in the Mosquito and In vitro Sporozoite Production Group.

Sanaria manufactures a malaria vaccine using aseptic mosquitoes as a bioreactor. We are developing a novel method for the manufacture malaria vaccine in vitro without the need for mosquitoes.  The Associate will join the Mosquito Production and In vitro Sporozoite Production Team and will contribute to the exciting ongoing research programs including optimizing production of Plasmodium sporozoites without the use of mosquitoes and improving the sporogonic development of Plasmodium in optimize and improve the production methodology. The Associate will also work on GMP manufacture of aseptic mosquitoes as well as PfSPZ Vaccine, develop methodologies and conduct experiments to further improve vaccine production, participate in aseptic mosquito production, revise and develop SOPs and batch records for aseptic mosquito production and vaccine manufacture, review batch records, monitor sporogonic development of malaria parasites in mosquitoes, transfer aseptic mosquitoes for vaccine manufacture etc.


Qualified candidates must have an M.S. or B.S. in Biology/Entomology or a related discipline with 1-4 years’ relevant experience in tissue culture, 3D culture methodology or malaria parasite sporogonic development.  Experience that includes sterile technique, Plasmodium biology, microscopy, mosquito genetics and cell biology is preferred.  Experience in GMP manufacturing a plus.  Attention to detail, 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 eligibility to work in the U.S. is required.  

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, please click Apply Now.  No phone calls, please.  EOE/m/f/d/v