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:

  • Position

    Location

  • Bioengineer/Research Associate

    Research

    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.

    Notice to Applicants:  Inovio is seeking to fill one available position for a Bioengineer in its Research and Development department. Two different position levels are posted below and candidates meeting the qualifications for either or both of these positions will be considered. The successful candidate will be hired at the level commensurate with the education, knowledge, skills, and experience required.

    Position #1 - Research Associate, Bioengineering

    The Bioengineering Research Associate II supports drug delivery research and development on electroporation devices, and conducts tests in relevant animal models. The position conducts a broad range of experimental studies and immunological assays.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Lead hypothesis-driven testing of in vivo DNA delivery systems.
    • Coordinate and perform immunological assays, as well as analysis of biological tissue samples.
    • Organize data analysis pipeline for R&D and clinical data sets.
    • Use computer modeling software to support development of new electroporation devices.
    • Utilize expertise in chemistry, biology, and engineering to optimize nucleic acid delivery systems

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in bioengineering or closely related field.
    • 2-4 years of related experience in an academic or industry lab.
    • Experience with finite element analysis and computer-aided design is desired.
    • Demonstrated history of productive research as part of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.
    • Careful documentation of laboratory work and preparation of summary reports.

    Position #2 - Associate Scientist, Bioengineering

    The Associate Scientist works within the R&D drug delivery group supporting the design, prototyping, and testing of DNA delivery systems. This individual conducts a broad range of experimental studies under minimal supervision, ranging from in silico simulations to in vivo studies using prototype drug delivery devices in appropriate animal models. The Bioengineering Associate Scientist performs a variety of immunological assays, analyzes data, and presents results. This individual is capable of working independently, solving complex bioengineering problems, and coordinating efforts within a multidisciplinary team.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Perform in vivo studies to test hypotheses using appropriate control and experimental groups.
    • Optimize nucleic acid delivery systems using principles of chemistry, biology, and engineering
    • Utilize CAD and FEA software to design and prototype DNA delivery devices.
    • Understand and execute laboratory assays and analysis on biological samples
    • Present experimental results in departmental and/or company meetings
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in bioengineering or a closely related field
    • 4-6 years of research experience with a BS/BA or two to four with a MS/MA within an academic or industrial setting
    • Experience in general laboratory techniques
    • Familiarity with principles of engineering design, finite element analysis, and electrical engineering
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Preferred requirements

    • Prior experience performing in vivo studies
    • Understanding of principles of immunology and relevant assays such as ELISA and ELISPOT
    • Familiarity with data analysis using R or Python, as well as Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism
    • Previous experience with SolidWorks and ANSYS, or similar software packages

    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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  • Buyer

    Device Manufacturing 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 Buyer will be a well-organized individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This position interfaces primarily with the medical device manufacturing, engineering and R&D departments but will have interaction with all levels of the company. The Buyer is responsible for the purchase and management of material inventory levels and flow to ensure that raw material components, manufactured products, lab supplies, chemicals, animals, equipment and other department needs are available to satisfy the scheduled requirements. In addition, the buyer will be expected to develop purchasing control documentations in compliance with the current Quality Policy and standards.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Assist business partners, engineers and scientists with their supply, equipment and service procurement needs.
    • Initiate contact with prospective vendors, ensure NDA’s are in place, negotiate pricing, review quotes, product availability, terms of sales and lead times
    • Qualify vendors by submitting and receiving Quality department documentation and analyze supplier operations.
    • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for lab supplies, chemicals, animals, equipment, tools, raw materials, packaging materials, services and/or supplies necessary for operation of the department.
    • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy and enforce every contract term set with each vendor.
    • Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability
    • Follow up on orders placed, verify delivery, approve payment and maintain necessary records.
    • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
    • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.
    • Assist in the technical transfer of design/manufacturing specifications for new products and/or assemblies to suppliers for initial build(s).
    • Execute administrative tasks assigned by leadership.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been attained
    • 1-3 years of Purchasing and Supply Chain experience. Research Laboratory preferred
    • Strong written, verbal, and oral communication
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Strong computer skills and advanced Microsoft products skills
    • ERP experience a plus
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications preferred
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and communicate technical specifications
    • Strong work ethic and team player
    • Lean Manufacturing, TCO, Six Sigma or other Continuous Improvement experience preferred
    • Experience with FDA GMP Part 820, CE, UL and ISO 13485 preferred.
    • Proficient with writing SOPs and Purchasing documentation
    • Undergraduate degree
    • 1-5 years of Purchasing and Supply Chain experience.
    • Strong written, verbal, and oral communication
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Strong computer skills and proficiency using Microsoft products
    • ERP experience a plus
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications preferred
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and communicate technical specifications
    • Strong work ethic and team player
    • Lean Manufacturing, TCO, Six Sigma or other Continuous Improvement experience preferred
    • Experience with FDA GMP Part 820, CE, UL and ISO 13485 preferred.
    • Proficient with writing SOPs and Purchasing documentation

    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

    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. 

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  • Research Associate II (Analytical Sciences)

    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 II works independently in the lab, solves complex problems, and masters a spectrum of techniques in both basic cell culture and immunology. The RAII may train RAI level scientific staff.

    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, 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.
    • Previous experience with performing immunological assays and handling human biological samples.
    • Two years of research experience within an academic or industry lab.
    • Demonstrated prior experience in good laboratory practices, experience in biological sciences.
    • 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. 

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  • Scientist (Analytical Sciences)

    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 Scientist has a background in Immunology and supports the increasing clinical developments in the Analytical Sciences group within the R&D department. The position encompasses the development, qualification, validation and execution of immunological assays related to the clinical assessment of DNA-based vaccines and human immune monitoring under GLP guidelines.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Perform statistical analysis of data, write SOPs and reports.
    • Design and develop immunology assays.
    • Troubleshoot immunology assays.
    • Provide training, guidance, and assistance to new and existing Research Associates.
    • Generate standard operating procedures, qualification and validation reports and technical reports.
    • Support overall laboratory efforts in maintaining compliance.
    • Oversee data management.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Master’s/Ph.D. degree in biological sciences
    • Minimum 2 years of hands-on research experience in cellular immunology assays with Ph.D. and 4 years with Master’s.
    • Proficiency in flow cytometry acquisition and analysis (FlowJo) software.
    • Familiarity with a broad range of immunology assays.
    • Strong experience in humoral and cellular immunological assays with human samples.
    • Ability to independently prioritize multiple projects with great efficiency in order to boost productivity.
    • Collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues and management in order to enhance the technical capabilities of the laboratory.

    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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  • Scientist (Immunologist)

    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 R&D Analytical Sciences Immunology group receives samples from a number of clinical trials that encompass infectious diseases and oncology. The Scientist is responsible for the development, qualification and execution of immunological assays related to the clinical assessment of DNA-based vaccines, and human immune monitoring. The Scientist also performs statistical analysis of data, writes SOPs and reports and performs responsibilities within GLP guidelines. The Scientist reviews literature to assure the immune analysis is aligned with what is current scientific knowledge. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Perform a variety of assays including flow cytometry, ELISpot and ELISA.
    • Lead the development and optimization of new assays for use in clinical trials.
    • Assist in projects requiring collaborations with other research personnel within Inovio, as well as collaborations with external partners.
    • Utilize appropriate software to analyze data and report results.
    • Present data at both internal and external scientific meetings.
    • Write, edit, and/or submit manuscripts and grants as required.
    • Generate standard operating procedures, qualification and validation reports and technical reports within GLP guidelines.
    • Supervise and mentor junior staff members.
    • Support overall laboratory efforts in maintaining compliance.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Master’s/Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology.
    • 2 years of research experience required with Ph.D.
    • 4 years of research experience required with Master’s Degree.
    • Strong experience in humoral and cellular immunological assays with human samples
    • Expertise at flow cytometry.
    • Technical proficiency, ability to learn new techniques quickly, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills required.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word as well as data analysis graphing programs, such as Prism.
    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as function with a high degree of independence.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to independently prioritize multiple projects with great efficiency in order to boost productivity.

    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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  • Senior Embedded Software Engineer (Temporary/Contractor)

    Engineering

    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.
      • 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.
      • 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

      • Minimum B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electronics/Electrical Engineering or related field of study with 5+ years of experience;
      • Strong C++ skills, Object Oriented Design concepts, UML, and experience in real time operating systems for embedded systems.
      • 7+ years of experience in embedded systems development with strong C++ skills, multi-threading, multi-processor interfacing, and hardware-software integration.
      • Experience with low-level device driver design for microcontrollers in real-time environments.
      • Excellent software design skills and hardware-software integration experience
      • Experience in reading schematics and data sheets
      • Experience writing unit test, code coverage profiling, and static analysis tools
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Positive attitude and a team player.

    Preferred Skills

      • Experience working with microcontrollers running both RTOS (Example: RTX, ThreadX, FreeRTOS, Micrium OS, etc.) and bare metal software.
      • 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
      • Experience with communication protocols such as i2C, SPI, USB, 
      • Familiarity setting up various embedded toolchains, build, and debugging environments.
      • Experience in a regulated environment and experience with Agile process
      • Experience with software engineering processes and tools such as configuration management and issue tracking systems.
      • Experience in using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other test equipment to troubleshoot hardware/software issues.

    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 Scientist, Preclinical R&D

    91-R&D

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    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

    This is a position at the interface of research, regulatory, clinical development and legal groups. Working together with other team members, the candidate will be responsible for facilitating the seamless transition of pre-clinical vaccines into product development activities. The candidate will play a crucial role in performing DNA sequence analysis/verification, maintain the plasmid database and involve in novel DNA-encoded antigen/antibody and therapeutic protein design.  Strong communication skills – both verbal and written – as well as organizational skills are imperative. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Assist in projects requiring collaborations with other research personnel within Inovio as well as collaborations with external partners
    •  Analyze and verify sequences of DNA-encoded antigens/antibodies and assist in maintaining the plasmid database
    •  Assist in novel DNA-encoded antigen, antibody and protein design and optimization
    •  Assist in writing grants, internal study reports and reports for regulatory filings from time to time as directed to support the company’s product development pipeline
    •  Other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements

    •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology, or closely related field.
    • Must be proficient with DNA sequence analysis software such as Lasergene and Vector NTI. Prior experience using MEGA, PAUP or PHYLIP software is a plus.
    •  Basic knowledge of computer program coding is preferred but not required.
    •  Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
    • Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary team. Effective verbal, communication and organizational skills are required.
    •  Can-do altitude and willingness to learn new knowledge and skills.
    •  2-4 years of industry experience is preferred but not essential.

    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, Business Solutions Architect

    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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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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