Research Associate, Mosquito and In-Vitro Sporozoite Production


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.

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. 

Long-term authorization for US employment without sponsorship is required.  Sanaria cannot offer sponsorship.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:  For more information, please visit

Sanaria Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree, Masters
Experience Level : Entry Level
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