Join the team that’s bringing IMMUNO-INGENUITY to life

Let’s reshape the future of treating and preventing cancer & infectious disease.

Today, Inovio is poised to be the leader in the research and development of new and exciting therapies in oncology and infectious diseases. We aspire to develop and deliver breakthrough treatment modalities in disease states where effective cures have remained elusive. That’s because immuno-ingenuity is part of our DNA, and a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit is at the core of who we are.

The technology is here, and our team is growing. Now is the time for revolutionizing the world of immunotherapies. Now is the time to join the Inovio team—where passionate people are making a difference with immuno-ingenuity and more.

Career opportunities

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is currently welcoming qualified applications for the following career opportunities:

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  • Associate Director, R&D Operations

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, CEPI, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Associate Director of R&D Operations provides hands-on daily administration and leadership oversight for all operational functions of the R&D department scientific research activities, including the operation of multiple research laboratories, compliance with biosafety regulatory requirements, providing services to internal users for in vivo research activities, interfacing with the external vivarium facility managers, oversight of scheduling for plasmid production, coordinating contracts with external vendors, providing safety training for R&D staff, and liaising and working closely with internal departments and services, such as finance, purchasing, and shipping and receiving. The Associate Director has broad knowledge and experience in the areas of lab and vivarium management and leads a team of operational support staff providing day-to-day services to meet the service demands of the R&D department. The Associate Director is a Safety Officer for the company and is responsible for ensuring that R&D and company leadership are kept abreast of regulatory and compliance issues, making recommendations for adherence and for streamlining processes and procedures.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Manage, lead, and supervise Operations team providing day-to-day support to R&D group.
    • Oversee all matters relating to the efficient operation of multiple research laboratories, including ensuring lab supplies and materials are purchased and stocked, equipment is maintained and operational, and lab procedures and protocols are followed.
    • Provide oversight and scheduling for daily in vivo research activities, ensuring requested services are effectively performed and protocols and procedures are followed.
    • Serve as main point of contact to external Vivarium facility in matters relating to oversight and management of protocols, procedures, and compliance requirements.
    • Draft and update policies and procedures relating to lab or vivarium management. Communicate any changes in policies, procedures, safety concerns, and/or necessary training to internal users.
    • Coordinate with external vendors and service providers on contracts and agreements.
    • Liaise with internal functions and departments on matters relating to lab and vivarium management, including purchasing, facilities, finance and accounting, legal, shipping and receiving, etc.
    • Oversee plasmid production team and ensure production schedule and needs are met.
    • Perform biosafety training as needed and ensure staff receive appropriate safety related training.
    • Provide recommendations to R&D leadership for changes in lab and vivarium operational or safety procedures and for ways to further streamline processes.
    • Provide appropriate staff training, evaluating and recognizing team members, and providing career development and mentoring.
    • Serve as an advisor and coordinating member of the IBC and IACUC committees.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. degree in biological sciences
    • Minimum of 8 years of research experience within an academic and/or industrial lab setting
    • Prior experience overseeing or taking a leadership role in vivarium and lab management activities
    • Knowledge and skills relating to best-practices and compliance requirements for in vivo research
    • Advanced knowledge and in-depth exposure to lab safety best-practices and CalOSHA regulations
    • Proven track record of leading and supervising direct and indirect reports
    • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and written and verbal communications skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to effectively speak and present training and information to groups

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

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  • Associate Manager, Vivarium

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, CEPI, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Associate Manager, Vivarium is responsible for managing vivarium operational functions to support all aspects of research within the company. This position conducts vivarium-related compliance training; maintains inventory for the vivarium; purchases and receives vivarium and lab goods and supplies; and performs other lab, vivarium, and administrative duties necessary for the day-to-day operational functions of the vivarium. The Associate Manager interfaces with multiple departments (R&D, engineering, purchasing, accounting, quality), as well as external contract research organizations.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Manage daily operational needs of vivarium activities 
    • Oversee the management and maintenance of vivarium equipment and inventory located both on-site and off-site
    • Assist with procedures at the vivarium
    • Manage and train other research staff to ensure compliance with vivarium related activities such as, blood collection, treatment, and safety
    • Liaise with vivarium facility staff regarding concerns and requests
    • Purchase and collaborate with CRO for the receipt of vivarium supplies, consumables, equipment, and inventory
    • Liaise with vendors to ensure timely purchases, address discrepancies, and obtain quotes
    • Liaise with external collaborators to obtain research grade DNA for vital experiments 
    • Conduct safety training for new and current vivarium users
    • Perform general vivarium duties
    • Provide support to other members in operations group
    • Prepare documentation and perform record keeping responsibilities
    • Generate reports and write SOPs
    • Supervise and mentor members of the Vivarium group
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. degree in biological sciences
    • 4-6 years of combined experience working in a lab and/or vivarium setting
    • Ability to deliver presentations/perform demonstrations to wide audiences
    • Excellent oral communication/interpersonal skills
    • Ability to solve complex problems
    • Capable of managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Function with a high degree of independence and as a team player
    • Ability to interface with multifunctional team members
    • Willingness and ability to travel locally

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Apply
  • Principal Embedded Software Engineer

    Engineering Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is an innovative biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of its synthetic DNA technology targeted against cancers and infectious diseases. Inovio's proprietary technology has been demonstrated to consistently activate robust and fully functional T cell and antibody responses against targeted cancers and pathogens. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include AstraZeneca, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, GeneOne Life Science, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Cancer Institute, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC), The Wistar Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Principal Embedded Software Engineer will design, develop, and enhance Electroporation Device firmware and associated tools to support new features and improve the overall reliability of the firmware, bring up new embedded hardware platforms and diagnose and fix issues. The Principal Embedded Software Engineer is responsible for creating requirements and design documents, implementing software, performing unit and integration tests, analyzing design tradeoffs, performing risk analysis, overseeing development activities through integration into production, and providing support of products.

    Essential job functions and duties

      • Lead end-t-end development of electroporation system software that includes the creation of requirements, risk analysis, software architecture and design, embedded firmware development, and unit and integration testing of embedded software and associated tools.
      • Provide technical leadership including software architecture, high-level design choices, technical standards, tools, and platforms
      • Create/update requirement documents, design documents, software development plan, and unit and integration test plan, change impact analysis reports, and software risk analysis documents.
      • Design and develop software test tools to support testing and manufacturing automation
      • Lead agile software development teams following software best practices, including configuration management, change management, and bug tracking workflows leveraging tools.
      • Execute unit and integration tests and generate unit and integration test reports
      • Use C++ and C programming languages to deliver high quality, easily maintainable production code.
      • Lead, define, and improve software development methodologies, processes, procedures, and tools
      • Lead software design reviews, code reviews, and unit and integration test case reviews and, track and implement review action items, where applicable
      • Work closely with hardware and hardware engineers, bringing up boards, interpreting data sheets and schematics, and developing device drivers
      • Follow and/or recommend changes to processes and procedures.
      • Provide technical support for product development, as well as systems integration and testing
      • Work closely with software V&V engineers and Manufacturing engineers to resolve software issues
      • Investigate the feasibility f new projects, systems, or approaches
      • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other engineers
      • Execute and deliver high-quality projects with minimal supervision.
      • Research and investigate field issues, perform root causes analysis, and resolve firmware issues in existing products.
      • Collaborate with electrical, mechanical, hardware, and quality teams.
      • Work effectively across multiple technical disciplines in a small team environment.
      • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

      • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent knowledge and experience is required.
      • 10+ years in embedded systems development experience with C/C++ languages
      • Medical device r other safety-critical device software development experience preferred
      • Embedded RTOS and "bare metal" development experience are required
      • 3+ years in embedded firmware development experience in C++ is required.
      • Strong development fundamentals: object-oriented design, real-time system design, coding skills, multithreading, inter-processor communication, and hardware-software integration.
      • Strong working knowledge of advanced design principles that facilitate maintainability, reuse, and clarity of design Strong knowledge interfacing with on and off chip peripherals such as SPI, UART, I2C, I2S, USB, ADC’s, and DAC’s.
      • Experience working with microcontrollers and microprocessors required, such as ARM, TI MSP-430, Cortex M4/M4
      • Experience with developing or enhancing device drivers and board bring-up software.
      • Experience in Keil MicrVision or IAR Workbench Development Environment or Eclipse Environment.
      • Experience in debugging firmware at all levels f application and drivers.
      • Ability t read circuit designs/electrical schematics and datasheets.
      • Familiarity setting up varius embedded toolchains, build, and debugging environments.
      • Experience in using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other test equipment to troubleshoot hardware/software issues.
      • Ability t generate thorough and comprehensible documentation - requirements through software, as well as risk documentation
      • Strong prior experience carrying a design task from concept to implementation.
      • Experience with developing use cases,  high level and detailed design documents, software development plans, and unit and integration test plans
      • Experience estimating and planning software development projects.
      • Experience with source code control tools such as SVN/Subversion, Git, or similar tools is required
      • Experience with full lifecycle software development practices, issue tracking systems, and configuration management tools.
      • Experience defining and following formal software development processes.
      • Excellent problem-solving, design, development, and debugging skills.
      • Strong documentation skills and communication skills.
      • Team player with demonstrated commitment to meeting schedule and project milestones.

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Research Associate I (Analytical Sciences) - Temporary/Contractor

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is an innovative biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of its synthetic DNA technology targeted against cancers and infectious diseases. Inovio's proprietary technology has been demonstrated to consistently activate robust and fully functional T cell and antibody responses against targeted cancers and pathogens. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include AstraZeneca, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, GeneOne Life Science, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Cancer Institute, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC), The Wistar Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Research Associate I (RAI) works under general and specific direction in performing a spectrum of techniques in both cell culture and immunology. The RAI works collaboratively and independently in the lab, solves problems, completes required documentation, and performs general lab duties.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Independently perform humoral or cellular immunology assays.
    • Collaboratively assist others with immunology assays.
    • Perform blood and tissue sampling.
    • Present experimental results in departmental and/or company meetings as required.
    • Ensure proper documentation and record keeping is completed as required.
    • Perform duties while adhering to corporate policies and SOPs.
    • Perform general lab duties, such as reagents prep, stocking supplies, equipment maintenance, cleaning, and shipping and receiving.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology, cell or molecular biology, or bioengineering.
    • 0-1 year of research experience within an academic or industry lab.
    • Previous experience performing immunological assays and handling human biological samples is desirable.
    • Ability to work independently and complete assignments within the established timeline.
    • Ability to work collaboratively.
    • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

    A current US work authorization is required.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Apply
  • Senior Embedded Software Engineer - Temporary/Contractor

    Engineering Operations

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is an innovative biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of its synthetic DNA technology targeted against cancers and infectious diseases. Inovio's proprietary technology has been demonstrated to consistently activate robust and fully functional T cell and antibody responses against targeted cancers and pathogens. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include AstraZeneca, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, GeneOne Life Science, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Cancer Institute, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC), The Wistar Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Senior Embedded Software Engineer develops and enhances Electroporation Device firmware and associate tools to support new features and improve overall reliability of the firmware, brings up new embedded hardware platforms, diagnoses and fixes issues, and develops reliable fault tolerant firmware applications, improves the existing software, and creates a reference architecture for the future product pipeline. This position also prepares requirements, software design, test plans, and traceability reports, etc., performs risk analyses and provides sustaining support of products.

    Essential job functions and duties

      • Design and develop embedded software using “bare metal” and real time operating systems on multiple boards and MCUs.
      • Design and develop firmware and tools to support manufacturing, debug and diagnostics, software testing, board level testing, and compliance.
      • Design and develop board bring up code, device driver code, boot loaders, firmware update software, software for interfacing with sensors and peripherals, and application software.
      • Design, develop, and enhance middle layer framework to support reliable and maintainable application development.
      • Design, dcument, code, test, and debug embedded device controllers for Electroporation Devices.
      • Create unit and integrated test plans, test cases, and perform unit and integration testing and code reviews. Test tool development for both system verification and production test.
      • Support project planning efforts, including task definition and work effort.
      • Interface with electrical, mechanical, and quality engineers.
      • Perform analysis, resolution, and tracking of defects and improvement to closure.
      • Develop and improve software development processes and procedures.
      • Provide engineering support for other departments as necessary.
      • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

      • B.S. Degree in Engineering r Computer Science.
      • 7+ years f experience in embedded systems development with strong C++ skills, multi-threading, multi-processor interfacing, and hardware-software integration.
      • Excellent software design skills and C/C++ programming skills; preferably in safety critical software development.
      • 3+ years f programming experience targeting embedded Microcontrollers( Experience with ARM  Cortex M3/M4,/MSP430 or similar microcontroller preferred).
      • Experience working with microcontrollers running both RTOS (Example: RTX, ThreadX, FreeRTOS, Micrium OS, etc.) and bare metal software.
      • Experience in developing device drivers, timers, interrupt handlers, message based software,  etc.,
      • Experience in developing device drivers for bus interfaces and peripherals: SPI, I2C, UART, ADC, DAC, I2S, USB, LCD
      • Experience in C/C++ coding standard, OOD, static analysis, and code coverage.
      • Proficient with software development process.
      • Demonstrable experience developing efficient (memory, CPU, and bandwidth) software.
      • Familiarity setting up various embedded toolchains, build, and debugging environments.
      • Experience with software engineering processes and tools such as configuration management and issue tracking systems.
      • Ability t read circuit designs/electrical schematics and datasheets.
      • Experience in using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other test equipment to troubleshoot hardware/software issues.
      • Excellent prblem-solving, design, development, and debugging skills.
      • Strng communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Psitive attitude and a team player.

    Disclaimer

     

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Apply
  • Vivarium Technician II

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, CEPI, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Vivarium Technician II assists with vivarium operational functions to support all aspects of research within the company. This position conducts vivarium-related compliance training; prepares and performs procedures on a broad spectrum of models; maintains inventory for vivarium; purchases and receives vivarium goods and supplies; and performs other vivarium and administrative duties necessary for the day-to-day operational functions of the vivarium. This position interfaces with multiple departments (R&D, engineering, accounting, quality).

    Essential job functions and duties

    Under the supervision of the Associate Manager, Vivarium, this position’s logistical support responsibilities include:

    • Prepare, perform, and assist with various in vivo studies.
    • Receive minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments.
    • Train/oversee Research Associates to ensure safety, ACUP and AAALAC compliance.
    • Oversee/maintain inventory for vivarium supplies.
    • Liaise with vivarium staff regarding concerns and requests.
    • Purchase and receive vivarium inventory.
    • Liaise with vendors to ensure timely purchase, address discrepancies, and obtain quotes.
    • Interface with accounting department to ensure timely purchase order verification and documentation.
    • Conduct safety training for new and current employees.
    • Maintain vivarium equipment.
    • Perform general vivarium duties.
    • Provide support to other members in Logistical group.
    • Prepare documentation and perform recordkeeping responsibilities.
    • Generate reports and write SOPs.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences required or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
    • Minimum 2 years of combined experience working in a vivarium or veterinary setting.
    • Ability to deliver presentations/perform demonstrations to wide audiences.
    • Excellent oral communication/interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to solve complex problems, read and interpret documents, and follow SOPs and protocols.
    • Capable of managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Works with minimal supervision and a high degree of independence; can also work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
    • Familiar with basic quality control and quality assurance principles.
    • Willingness and ability to travel locally between worksites.
    • Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 35lbs.

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Apply
  • Associate Clinical Scientist

    Clinical Operations

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, CEPI, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Associate Clinical Scientist (ACS) is responsible for supporting, under the direct supervision of the supervisor/Clinical Project Lead (CPL), all aspects of management, clinical trial execution, investigator sponsored research and program level activities as assigned within Clinical Operations at Inovio. The ACS ensures accurate and complete data collection and compliance with protocol(s) and Federal regulations, ICH-GCPs, and local requirements. Duties may also include assisting with the oversight of clinical trial operations as performed by a CRO or other external consultants.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Support the set up and maintenance of the TMF for studies, to ensure all relevant study documents are filed and archived at the end of the study according to the appropriate guidelines and maintain a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements regarding the Trial Master File (TMF).
    • Assist in the development of clinical protocols, informed consent forms, clinical study reports, regulatory documents (e.g., IND, BLA, etc.), and other clinical documents by coordinating input from internal team members and external sources.
    • Assist with management of study timelines and study progress. Undertake defined responsibilities delegated by the Clinical Project Lead
    • Prepare informational documentation and communications for designated projects, including internal and external communication
    • Coordinate and support the CPL with consultant and vendor meetings. Work with the CTA(s) to ensure meeting requirements and plan (e.g., agenda) has been appropriately arranged ahead of meeting(s)
    • Assist the CPL in vendor and site oversight, including laboratory samples management and support
    • Complete assigned tasks in accordance with SOPs and guidelines, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines, regulatory requirements for clinical trial management
    • Assist in overseeing and tracking recruitment and retention of study subjects
    • Assist with management of study timelines, study progress, and mitigate challenges that develop
    • Develop tools and processes that increase efficiencies of the project
    • Provide progress updates and summaries to supervisor and/or management
    • Communicate study-related information to investigators and study staff as delegated by the CPL
    • Work with Clinical Data Management on assigned projects
    • Assist the CPL in the management and tracking of clinical supplies, including drug, devices, lab kits, etc.
    • Plan and participate in conduct of Investigator Meetings
    • Assist with training Clinical Trial Associate(s) (CTAs) with understanding and execution of duties, as assigned
    • Support inspection readiness and audits as required
    • Other tasks may be assigned based on skill sets and business need

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • At least 1 year of clinical research experience 
    • Therapeutic Area(s) experience preferred: Infectious Disease, Vaccines, Oncology, or Women's Health.
    • Experience with vaccines highly preferred
    • Medical device experience a plus
    • Regulatory Affairs experience a plus MS Office Suite proficiency (Word, Outlook)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and ability to interact effectively with cross-functional teams and management
    • Ability to prioritize diverse projects for multiple disciplines
    • Knowledge of all applicable regulations, including FDA, ICH and ISO guidelines; understanding of clinical trials process and protocol objectives
    • Knowledge and ability to implement Good Clinical Practices
    • Demonstrated organizational skills
    • Up to 20%, primarily domestic

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

    A current US work authorization is required.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Apply
  • Associate Director, Trial Master File

    Clinical Operations

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, CEPI, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The TMF Associate Director will be responsible for ongoing planning, development and implementation of TMF SOPs, work processes, work flows, etc. The TMF Associate Director will work with and train individual Clinical Project Leads and Project Teams to ensure the maintenance of inspection ready TMFs. Additionally, this highly motivated individual will establish quality control processes and metrics for internal and external TMFs, and be the primary TMF representative for inspections and audits.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Defines and manages processes associated with the storing, archiving, indexing, scanning, and classifying of study documents and related records regardless of location, format or media type
    • Prepares and maintains TMF related manuals, training materials, policies and procedures and other related quality document
    • Reviews and provides comment on SOPs and other Controlled Documents that impact the TMF
    • Ensures TMFs are inspection-ready at all times
    • Assists clinical teams in the development of TMF plans and other TMF related activities
    • Participates in the selection, management, and oversight of vendors hired to perform TMF management activities, if applicable
    • Trains internal and external vendor staff regarding TMF processes, work flows, metadata, naming conventions, QC checks, etc.
    • Establishes process controls, including the identification of key performance indicators (KPls) by which processes will be assessed
    • Uses KPls to direct efforts to improve processes and intervene as issues are identified
    • Responds to internal and/or external information inquiries related to the TMF; supports internal and external audits and inspections, including development and implementation of CAPA activities and results
    • Manages the transition of TMF records for acquisitions and divestitures
    • Continuously evaluates regulatory requirements for TMF management (active and archival) and assesses impact to company's established processes; contributes to risk evaluation and mitigation strategies
    • In association with IT and other departments, manages the TMF technology provider(s)
    • Participate externally in TMF related initiatives, conferences, etc. and remain current on trends and changes related to TMFs
    • Other tasks may be required based on business needs

    Minimum requirements

    • BS in scientific/medical/pharmaceutical discipline
    • Extensive knowledge of ICH-GCP guidelines and major Health Authority regulations as they pertain to the operational aspects of clinical studies and the management of TMF content
    • At least 5 years of experience in eTMF management
    • Extensive experience with Veeva Vault
    • Significant understanding of, and experience with, the DIA TMF Reference Model
    • Advanced understanding of clinical research and drug development, and specifically the stages of a clinical trial and the corresponding records required
    • Ability to communicate with internal and external customers and provide a high level of service
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time management skills
    • Ability to identify opportunities for process and compliance improvements
    • Ability to identify and respond to problems
    • Ability to achieve change and improvement in a matrix environment

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

     

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  • Corporate Counsel

    Legal

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. We are the only immunotherapy company that has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Genentech, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, ApolloBio Corporation, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job Summary

    Corporate Counsel is a key member of the Legal team operating in an enterprise-wide manner, collaborating with Legal, clinical and other stakeholders in our Plymouth Meeting and San Diego offices.  The Corporate Counsel will advance company priorities while responsibly managing legal risk.  This will entail providing legal support, with oversight from the Senior Corporate Counsel, in areas such as: drafting and reviewing a wide variety of transactions, supporting enhancements to the contracting process, advising on business development activities and collaboration agreements, and corporate risk management initiatives. This role will be centered on such responsibilities but will also be expected to assist in employment matters, technology transactions, and litigation, as the need arises. 

    Essential Job Functions and Duties

    • Draft and manage a wide variety of inbound and outbound clinical, commercial, and other types of transactions in a fast-paced environment.
    • Mitigate risk and drive efficiency by enhancing the contracting process, including enhancing and/or developing templates and conducting training.
    • Provide nimble support to business development activities and provide rapid response to questions arising from alliance-related agreements.
    • Advise on corporate risk management initiatives, including horizon-scanning for emerging risks which a clinical-stage biotechnology company may face.
    • Provide pro-active legal support, which may involve delivering creative solutions and strategies which are responsive to company needs.
    • Operate in a bold, entrepreneurial, passionate, collaborative style focused on advancing Legal Department and company priorities.
    • Assist with corporate governance and employment matters, and other areas of support as those needs arise. 
    • Other duties may be assigned based on business needs

      

    Minimum Requirements

    • Juris Doctor degree
    • Bar admission to the state of Pennsylvania (member in good standing) or limited in-house corporate counsel license in Pennsylvania pursuant to Rule 302
    • Minimum of seven (7) years working for a top-tier law firm or a combination of working at a law firm and public company, preferably in the pharmaceutical field, in a legal role, with a focus on clinical agreements, corporate transactions, corporate compliance, and/or regulatory counseling. 
    • Experience working in the pharmaceutical, device, or life sciences industry or with such clients preferred.
    • Experience and confidence in counseling senior executives
    • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and be effective under pressure in a fast-paced environment with a high volume of transactions for multiple departments.
    • Ability to work without templates and established processes.
    • Ability to build collaborative working relationships and influence cross-functionally.
    • Ability to own and resolve problems and to provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various departments and levels within the company, including senior executive management and cross-functional teams, including Clinical, Finance, Operations, and Human Resources
    • Excellent judgment, attention to detail and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

     

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

     

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  • IT, Solution Architecht

    IT

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, CEPI, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Solution Architect is responsible for delivering high quality, high performing technology solutions that address specific business problems and are aligned with Inovio’s business goals and corporate technology environment.

    The Solution Architect represents the voice of the customer, understanding the implicit and explicit needs of the business functions they support, ensuring they meet the requirements of the process owners and stakeholders. The position interfaces directly between business process owners, the IT enterprise and infrastructure architects, IT operations and third party vendors.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Responsible for the information technology solutions that meet the strategic vision of a business function through partnering and collaboration
    • Engineer technology solutions in relation to specific business problems
    • Ensure technology implementations meet the needs of the business process owner
    • Own or participate in technology selections for specific business problems
    • Account for and manage project technology constraints, IT resources and timeline
    •  Own and manage non-corporate software licensing and vendor relationships
    • Perform analysis on new or existing business processes and translate into technology requirements
    • Facilitate troubleshooting and support new and existing technologies
    • Manage technology implementations and upgrades compliant with global health agency guidelines
    • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business needs

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor degree in the field of computer information systems or a related field.
    • 10 years of experience in IT application development, analysis and support
    • 5 years of experience within a Life Sciences company (i.e. Pharmaceuticals or Biotec)
    • 5 years of experience with Clinical and Regulatory
    • 5 years of experience with Veeva or related Document Management technologies
    • 2 years of experience architecting technology solutions
    • 1 year experience in IT project management
    • Experience with one or more SDLC methodologies
    • DevOps familiarity
    • Computer System Validation familiarity
    • Ability to acquire application-specific expertise
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong relationship building and customer service skills
    • Cross functional collaboration, influence and leadership skills

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    A current US work authorization is required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

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  • Sr. Clinical Scientist

    Clinical Operations

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, CEPI, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    The Senior Clinical Scientist is responsible for overall clinical study oversight of Inovio and investigator sponsored research to ensure accurate and complete data and compliance with protocol(s) and Federal regulations, ICH, and GCPs, and local requirements. This position brokers relationships with of external consultants and oversight of clinical trial operations as performed by a CRO and other external consultants.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Must meet all requirements for the Clinical Scientist and have demonstrated proficiency in all relevant areas
    • Fulfill Clinical Project Lead (CPL) responsibilities, as assigned
    • Author or prepare clinical protocols, informed consent forms, clinical study reports, regulatory documents (e.g., IND, BLA, etc.), and other clinical documents by coordinating input from internal team members and external sources.
    • Develop and manage study timelines and budgets in collaboration with cross functional teams; mitigate challenges that occur
    • Ensure compliance with SOPs and guidelines, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines and regulatory requirements for clinical trial management
    • Lead multidisciplinary Project Teams to ensure trial deliverables are met according to timelines, budget, quality standards and operational best practices
    • Independently manage all components of clinical studies to strategically implement clinical development program(s)
    • Oversee and track recruitment and retention of study subjects
    • Communicate with functional peers regarding project status and issues and ensure protect team goals are met
    • Establish strong partnerships with external investigators and collaborators and communicate study-related information to investigators and study staff
    • Proactively identify potential operational challenges (e.g., internally/CRO/vendor/investigator) and provide resolution plans and implement solutions to achieve project goals
    • Resolve problems using national and international regulations, guidelines, and investigator interaction
    • Collaborate with strategic sourcing on the development of RFPs and participate in selection of CROs/vendors
    • Train CROs, vendors, investigators and study coordinators on study requirements
    • Develop tools and processes that increase efficiencies of the project
    • Manage and oversee vendors for clinical studies
    • Plan and participate in conduct of Investigator Meetings
    • Provide protocol and trial specific training at Investigator Meetings and Site Initiation Visits
    • Ensure ongoing activities (e.g., sponsor updates, drug shipments, publications, milestone payments, etc.) for efficient study management and clinical trial execution
    • Ensure high quality internal Clinical Operations databases and document repositories
    • Manage the review of data listings and preparation of interim/final clinical study reports
    • Initiate, author, and/or contribute to SOP development, implementation and training
    • Recruit, hire, manage, mentor, and develop junior staff members (e.g., Clinical Scientist, CTA), as assigned
    • Contribute to development of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts
    • Provide knowledge and expertise on country specific regulations, offer strategic input for study delivery
    • Provide progress updates and summaries to supervisor and/or management
    • Support management in multiple departmental or interdepartmental strategic initiatives
    • Examine functional issues from a broader organizational perspective
    • Support inspection readiness and audits as required
    • Participate in vendor and site audits as needed
    • Other tasks may be assigned based on skill sets and business need

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required plus 5 years of clinical research experience, including vendor management or Advanced degree plus 3 years of clinical research experience, including vendor management
    • Therapeutic Area(s) experience preferred: Infectious Disease, Vaccines, Pediatric, or Oncology,
    • Experience with vaccines highly preferred
    • Regulatory Affairs experience a plus
    • Medical device experience a plus
    • MS Office Suite proficiency (Word, Outlook)
    • Experience in protocol development, study implementation, study management, monitoring, and study report preparation is required
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and ability to interact effectively with management and prioritize diverse projects for multiple disciplines
    • Ability to multi-task and interact with multiple levels in a growing, fast paced organization
    • Thorough understanding of FDA regulations, GCP/ICH guidelines, and ISO requirements is required.
    • Up to 20%, primarily domestic

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

    A current US work authorization is required.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, protected veteran status or disability, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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