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

  • 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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  • Clinical Trial Associate/ Associate Clinical Trial Scientist

    Clinical Operations

    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.

    Notice to Applicants:  Inovio is seeking to fill one available position for a a person to work on our clinical studies. 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: Clinical Trial Associate

    Job summary

    The Associate, Clinical Trials (CTA) is responsible for supporting, under the direct supervision of the supervisor/Clinical Project Lead (CPL), clinical trial execution, investigator sponsored research and program level activities as assigned within Clinical Operations at Inovio. This position assists in various tasks and projects related to clinical trials as well as basic, administrative duties.

    Essential job functions and duties may include

    • Assist with filing and maintaining study files, investigator files, and study plans
    • Work with Clinical Project Lead to collect relevant study information on timelines, progress and resources.
    • Assist in the development, review, and tracking of clinical protocols, informed consent forms, clinical study reports, regulatory documents (e.g., IND, BLA, etc.), and other clinical documents.
    • Expert on maintaining project processes, tracking systems and other utilized study systems. Generate and distribute status reports to management and other clinical team members.
    • Assist with management of study timelines and study progress. Undertake defined responsibilities delegated by the CPL or designee.
    • Assist the CPL or designee in the management and tracking of patient visits, clinical supplies, including drug, devices, lab kits, and lab samples, etc.
    • Coordinate and support clinical team, consultant and vendor meetings.
    • Assess meeting requirements and plan appropriately (e.g., arrange meeting room, schedules teleconference, distributes meeting agenda, prepares and distributes meeting minutes, etc.)
    • Complete assigned tasks in accordance with SOPs and guidelines, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines and regulatory requirements for clinical trial management.
    • Provide progress updates and summaries to CPL.
    • Communicate study-related information to investigators and study staff as delegated by the CPL
    • Plan and/or participate in conduct of Investigator Meetings
    • Other tasks may be assigned based on skill sets and business needs
    • Upload and manage documents to Trial Master File (TMF) and electronic TMF platforms (Veeva Vault experience is preferred)
    • Manage team members’ study specific training
    • Manage study specific SOPs
    • Other tasks may be assigned based on skill sets and business need

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Area(s) of expertise desired: Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering, Cell or Molecular Biology. Experience with vaccines highly preferred
    • Years of experience required: Combination of 6 months - 2 years of monitoring and/or 6 months -2 years of clinical trial management experience
    • MS Office Suite proficiency [Word, Outlook, Excel (must be strong in Excel), Powerpoint]
    • 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 work independently and provide quality work
    • Working knowledge of FDA regulations/guidelines, ICH guidelines, and GCPs
    • Demonstrates an understanding of trial and strategy, protocol objectives, and study outcomes
    • Some travel may be required

    Position #2: Associate Clinical Scientist

    Job summary

    This individual will be accountable for the global execution of assigned clinical trials from study design, through execution, to study close out.  Duties also include oversight of clinical trial operations as performed by a CRO or other external consultants.  This role applies to internally sourced studies and studies out-sourced to Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) and the balance of direct leadership versus oversight will vary accordingly. Responsible for authoring clinical documents (e.g., protocol, ICF, pharmacy manual, lab manual, etc.) and delivering clinical trials conducted globally. S/he will play a critical role in ensuring that these trials are executed in a way that meets ICH, GCPs, and local requirements. S/he will help ensure these trials achieves maximum productivity, efficiency, and compliance to national, international and local standards. S/he will contribute and drive ongoing process improvement initiatives. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Supports the cross-functional study team responsible for clinical study delivery and is the primary point of contact of leadership and oversight (as required) for the assigned study.
    • Supports the preparation and finalization of project and study-related documents including: informed consent forms, clinical trial outlines, monitoring plans, synopses, protocols and amendments, IND annual updates and clinical summaries, as required.
    • Supports the oversight of data quality including regular review of data metrics and listings, protocol deviations, eligibility violations, dosing deviations, and suspected serious non-compliance by sites.
    • Supports the development of and implementation of patient recruitment and retention strategies and acts on any deviations from plan.
    • Supports the CPL in managing escalated issues related to study conduct, quality, timelines or budget to operations lead and other stakeholders and develops and implements appropriate actions to address issues.
    • Supports the management and oversight of study close-out activities including but not limited to database lock, reconciliation of vendor contracts, budget, TMF, and study drug accountability.
    • Supports accurate budget management and scope changes for assigned studies.
    • Supports the management of project timelines and vendor performance to meet departmental and corporate goals.
    • Supports the oversight of the CROs and Third Party Vendors in alignment and delivery per the scope of work
    • Supports identification of innovative approaches to clinical study execution including global considerations and continuous improvement of CTM SOPs.
    • Participate in clinical and department settings, including attending additional meetings as required, interacting in a positive and professional manner.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience; advanced degree is a plus.
    • Ability to understand and implement the strategic plans for respective clinical studies.
    • Proactive and self-disciplined, ability to meet deadlines, effective use of time, and prioritization.
    • Ability to build productive teams and collaborations.
    • Experience with CROs
    • Knowledge of FDA, ICH, GCPs, and other regulatory requirements.
    • Experience in global clinical trial operations including experience developing protocols and key study documents, a plus. 
    • Ability to support teams as well as the ability to work within cross functional teams.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Attention to detail, organization, and problem-solving skills.
    • Technical proficiency in trial management systems and MS applications.

    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, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, military or 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.C

    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. 

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

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  • Contract Software Engineer - Net, C#

    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 contractor Software Engineer develops and enhances PC-based applications for interface with Electroporation Devices. The SW engineer creates applications and tools to support automated manufacturing testing. This position also creates requirements and designs documents, participates in technical reviews and supports investigation of field issues, documents the software design and verification activities, and utilizes version control and issue management systems. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Design and develop manufacturing test automation tools
    • Develop and enhance PC based Applications and Web Application
    • Design and implement database applications
    • Perform unit, integration and system level testing
    • Develop .Net based serial port application to communicate with embedded device.
    • Define and document software requirements and software design
    • Participate in design and code reviews
    • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; Computer Science, or related degree preferred
    • Experience with Object Oriented Programming using  C#, .NET or similar
    • Basic understanding of agile software development principles and techniques.
    • Good knowledge of WinForms, WPF, SQL database, Entity Framework
    • 3+ years of professional web development experience using NET
    • 3+ years of relational database experience required
    • Good working knowledge of JavaScript and modern libraries, preferably Angular.js
    • Experience asynchronous and multi-threaded programming
    • Strong experience in RDBMS, including SQL Server
    • Excellent problem-solving, design, development, and debugging skills.
    • Visual Studio, Configuration Management
    • Experience with software Engineering processes and tools
    • Experience in interfacing PC based application with serial port is a plus
    • Experience in interfacing with Data Acquisition systems
    • Good 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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  • Contract Software Validation Engineer

    Agency and 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 Software Validation Engineer conducts software development validation lifecycle, including authoring, reviewing, managing deviations, executing and approving validation plans and reports, and any ancillary documentation that supports the project.

    The position Interprets requirements and specifications to develop test plans, test cases and test documentation; designs and implements V&V plans and protocols; executes manual and automated tests; and reports, tracks and closes issues, and evaluates risk assessment issues.

    The Software Validation Engineer actively participates in product project documentation reviews (e.g. requirements, design, code review reports, unit and integration test cases, unit and integration test reports, static analysis reports) and performs functional-level testing, including both Device software, device GUI, Web applications, databases, PC Tools and OTS tools.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Perform software development validation lifecycle, including author, review, execute and approve validation plans and reports, manage deviations, and any ancillary documentation that supports the project.
    • Execute manual and automated tests, and report, track, close issues, perform risk assessment on issues and link test cases/steps to requirements.
    • Analyze overall V&V results and generate V&V Summary Report.
    • Develop processes and SOP’s on Software Validation.
    • Work with the project team to help resolve software issues.
    • Interpret requirements and specifications to develop test plans, test procedures, test cases and test documentation.
    • Participate in risk assessment on defects and trace the safety requirements to verification and validation reports.
    • Perform qualification of tools used to create and test medical devices. 
    • Modify test protocols, test procedures and test cases based on requirement changes; perform regression analysis and regression testing. 

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering or a related field.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in software verification and validation, of which a minimum two (2) years of experience is preferably in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry.
    • Experience with requirements traceability, software risk management, version control, and issue tracking tool.
    • Experience in testing embedded software systems, testing PC based tools, Off-Shelf Software Tools used for development, testing and process automation, and Web Applications.
    • Superb technical documentation writing and organizational skills.
    • Understanding of FDA Quality System Regulation, GDP, GMP Guidelines and ISO 13485.
    • Medical device development knowledge, including V&V activities, V&V protocol development, creating test plans, test procedures and test reports.
    • Knowledge of software engineering practices, automation tools, SQA process and methodologies.

    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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  • Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Devices

    Clinical Development/Regulatory Affairs

    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 Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Devices provides regulatory guidance and oversight to ensure Inovio’s compliance with internal SOPs, local, regional, national, and international regulatory laws, standards, and regulations. The Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Devices has a broad spectrum of responsibilities spanning regulatory submissions, health authority interactions, compliance and internal advisory activities. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    Regulatory Submissions:

    • Set strategy for device regulatory submissions to health authorities worldwide
    • Oversee organization and compilation of device regulatory submissions and other correspondence to US and international regulatory agencies that may be considered moderately complex in support of Inovio’s pharmaceutical/medical device combination product in Phase I-III programs
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the data, information, and formats required for inclusion in these applications
    • Utilize regulatory expertise and knowledge of regulatory requirements and regulations to strategically interpret, plan, and communicate requirements to ensure governmental approvals are obtained

    Health Authority Interactions:

    • Interact with key personnel in regulatory agencies to ensure the review and approval of development plans, the timely resolution of issues, and the approval of applications
    • Effectively plan, organize, and conduct formal meetings/teleconferences with regulatory agencies for designated programs

    Regulatory Compliance:

    • Conduct internal compliance audits in accordance with applicable regulatory standards (e.g. FDA, MDD, ISO) in preparation for external quality system audits
    • Participate in external quality system audits with Inovio’s Quality Assurance and Engineering groups
    • Review and provide interpretive analyses of complex regulatory guidance documents, regulations, proceedings, or directives that impact Inovio’s products and operations to Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and management team for assessment of potential impact on development programs

    Internal Advisory Activities:

    • Provide input and recommendations for device design and process verification and validation activities with Inovio’s Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality groups
    • Develop device regulatory strategic plan and provides guidance to cross-functional project team.
    • Review and approve data and documentation required for medical device/pharmaceutical combination product regulatory submissions
    • Provide input into development of regulatory and quality systems
    • Participate on project teams and provide device regulatory updates and summaries to management 

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor/Master’s degree in life science or related area required
    • Area(s) of expertise desired:  Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering, Cell or Molecular Biology.  Experience with vaccines highly preferred
    • A minimum of 10 years in regulatory affairs with a minimum of 5 years in medical devices
    • Experience and knowledge of the relevant current requirements for medical device or combination product submissions to US FDA and prior interaction or exposure with other key regulatory authorities (e.g. EMA, EU competent authorities, APAC regulatory agencies, etc.)
    • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and attention to detail
    • Ability to consistently meet tight timelines and deadlines
    • Ability to interact effectively with management and prioritize multiple projects
    • Technical proficiency, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Ability to work in a team 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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  • Electrical Engineer III (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 Electrical Engineer III contractor is responsible for designing circuits, writing technical documentation and using a variety of test equipment.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Evaluate, investigate and design electrical systems, products, components, and applications; applying knowledge of electronics, software manufacturing processes and materials.
    • Design analog circuits using discrete components such as op-amps, amplifiers, passive components, A/D and D/A converters, opto-electrical devices, etc.
    • Use laboratory tools such as oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies and multi-meters.
    • Develop and test embedded controller or microprocessor systems.
    • Perform tolerance analysis calculations and studies.
    • Design servo motor control and feedback.
    • Coordinate PCB and PCBA manufacturing methodologies and processes.
    • Complete projects by training and guiding technicians.
    • Develop products from concept through validation and manufacturing.
    • Generate product development documentation: plans, specifications, procedures (test, manufacturing and QC), reports, design reviews and validation.
    • Provide manufacturing support for production, QC, and investigations.
    • Perform Risk Analysis such as DFMEA’s.
    • Represent Engineering in CCB meetings
    • Review and sign off change orders for Engineering
    • Generate Design Control, Engineering and Manufacturing documents.
    • Verify, validate and document product designs.
    • Create database parts for OrCAD CIS
    • Ensure task completion by establishing priorities and reaching compromise with team members and functional manager
    • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

     

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field.
    • 3-5 years of electrical engineering experience in medical or other regulated industry.
    • Programming skills: assembly, C. FDA regulation experiences.
    • Interact with closely with production, R&D, and marketing to support existing and new products.
    • Vendors, contract manufacturers, consultants, sales and service organizations.
    • Support instrument research, development and manufacturing efforts.
    • Familiarity with design tools, i.e. OrCAD CIS, LTSpice, Allegro, PADS.
    • Excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office tools.
    • Follow processes and procedures for developing and supporting products.
    • Involves typical office activities and lab bench top technician tasks.

    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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  • Engineering Technician II (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 Engineering Technician is responsible for a variety of tasks within the Engineering Development department, providing support to various initiatives and project.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Rework circuit boards.
    • Create and assemble prototype devices and systems.
    • Test prototype devices and systems.
    • Fabricate electronic and electromechanical test fixtures.
    • Test electronic and electromechanical test fixtures.
    • Assist in debugging issues by collecting data using measurement tools such as digital calipers, digital multimeters, function generators and oscilloscopes.
    • Work with cable vendor to create cable drawings and revise as needed.
    • Execute test protocols and collect test data.
    • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • AA degree in Electronics or completion of military and/or technical/vocational training.
    • 2-4 years of experience in the field of electronics or electrical engineering; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Hands on experience using assembly drawings, schematic diagrams and work instructions.
    • Excellent soldering skills with component sizes as small as 0402.
    • Solid understanding on common measurement and test equipment.
    • Ability to read electrical circuit diagrams.
    • Excellent teamwork.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good documentation, recordkeeping and data collection skills with attention to detail.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

    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. 

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

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  • Mechanical Engineer (CAD Specialist) - 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 contractor Mechanical CAD Engineer position will work within the engineering group supporting new device development pertaining to drug and electroporation delivery technology. The Mechanical CAD Engineer is responsible for development of drug delivery systems and integration with Inovio electroporation technology and related components. They will develop device concepts to meet performance requirements determined by business development and the technical team, demonstrate feasibility through analysis and testing, refine product designs and Industrial Design Models to meet cost and contract manufacturing goals, and verify and validate finished products against specifications. They will also support ongoing contract manufacturing sustaining engineering efforts. Design work must be documented with test results recorded conforming to 21 CFR 820.30 requirements for medical device design control. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Draft practices and standards with basic understanding of ANSI Y14.5, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
    • Find, establish and work with outside vendors to fabricate prototype components.
    • Work with plastic tooling and molding suppliers.
    • Write protocols and reports, conduct product and component testing, and document work.
    • Perform hands-on building, assembling and de-bugging of working prototypes.
    • Participate in testing of de novo delivery devices in vivo using a wide spectrum of research models, evaluating the efficacy, ease of use and overall performance of the new designs.

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. in mechanical engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
    • Minimum 5 years of mechanical engineering, design, and CAD experience.
    • Requires a diverse set of engineering skills with the major focus on mechanical engineering.
    • Fluent experience with CAD modelling using SolidWorks and/or Pro-E, including the use of surface geometry creation/manipulation.
    • Knowledge of FEA modeling, CFD a plus.  
    • Experienced user of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to perform in both a team environment and under self-direction.
    • Comfortable with in vivo studies.
    • Application of statistical software for analyzing data and reporting results

    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, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, military or 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. 

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

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  • Scientist, Antigen Design and Discovery

    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, Antigen Design and Discovery interfaces with the research, engineering, product development and clinical development groups. Working closely with the department heads of research and other team members, the Scientist is responsible for developing gene optimization algorithms. The Scientist is also involved in other aspects of improving the design of Inovio’s DNA-encoded vaccines and antibodies. In addition, the position is responsible for discovering and designing novel DNA vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, and facilitating the seamless transition of preclinical cancer vaccines into product development activities

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Analyze and verify sequences of DNA antigens and assist in maintaining the plasmid database.
    • Assist in preparation of Plasmid History section for IND submission.
    • Assist in literature reviews and provide summary reports new vaccine target findings.
    • Evaluate existing gene optimization algorithms and carry out literature review in related fields.
    • Work closely with the identified KOLs to develop Inovio’s own gene optimization algorithms.
    • Work closely with bench scientists to evaluate the gene optimization algorithms with a goal of increasing vaccine efficacy and antibody expression. 
    • Engage in other aspects related to SynCon® improvement.
    • Discover and design novel DNA vaccines by using current SynCon® technology.
    • Manage multiple projects to facilitate preclinical to clinical development of vaccine candidates.
    • Assist in projects requiring collaborations with other research personnel within Inovio, as well as collaborations with external partners.
    • Interface with external research collaborators to manage preclinical research studies.
    • Collect, analyze and present data at both internal meetings with other Inovio scientists and collaborators, as well as at external scientific meetings.
    • Write internal development reports and reports for regulatory filings from time to time to support the company’s product development pipeline.
    • Assist in grant proposals and manuscript writing.
    • Other duties as may be assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Master’s/Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, cancer biology, immunology, or a closely related field.
    • Minimum 2 years of postdoc and/or research experience within an academic or industry lab setting; minimum 4 years of research experience required with Master’s degree.
    • Ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team as part of a matrix organization.
    • Familiarity with Lasergene, Vector NTI, SnapGene, Geneious or Sequencher. Prior experience using MEGA, PAUP or PHYLIP software is a plus.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word, as well as data analysis graphing programs, such as Prism. Ability to consistently meet deadlines and work in a team environment.
    • Technical writing, verbal communication and oral presentation skills are critical.
    • Prior bioinformatics experience is a plus
    • Prior experience in literature searches
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skill
    • Prior experience working with in vivo studies is desired.

    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 Mechanical Engineer

    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 Mechanical Engineer (SME) works within the engineering group supporting new device development pertaining to drug and electroporation delivery technology. The SME is responsible for the development of drug delivery systems and integration with Inovio electroporation technology and related components. The SME develops device concepts to meet performance requirements determined by business development and the technical team, demonstrates feasibility through analysis and testing, refines product designs to meet cost and contract manufacturing goals, and verifies and validates finished products against specifications. The SME also supports ongoing contract manufacturing sustaining engineering efforts.  Design work must be documented and test results recorded conforming to 21 CFR 820.30 requirements for medical device design control. The SME position requires a diverse set of engineering skills with the major focus on mechanical engineering.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Perform hands-on design, building, assembling and de-bugging of device prototypes.
    • Interact with Electrical Engineers to assist with PCB layout and electronic packaging.
    • Analyze and test designs to ensure cost and manufacturing feasibility.
    • Verify and validate finished products to meet required specifications.
    • Find, establish and work with outside vendors to fabricate prototype components.
    • Write protocols and reports, conduct product and component testing, and document work.
    • Participate in testing of de novo delivery devices in vivo using a wide spectrum of research models, evaluating the efficacy, ease of use and overall performance of the new designs.

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. Degree in mechanical engineering or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
    • Minimum 5 years of mechanical engineering and design and CAD experience in the medical or other regulated industry.
    • Fluent experience with CAD modeling using SolidWorks and/or Pro-E.
    • Drafting practices and standards with basic understanding of ANSI Y 14.5, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
    • Prior experience with statistical software for analyzing data and reporting results.
    • Knowledge of FEA modeling, CFD a plus.  
    • Experienced user of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to perform in both a team environment and under self-direction.
    • Comfortable with in vivo studies and vivarium setting.

    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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  • Software Engineer (Temporary/Contractor)

    Agency and Engineering

    San Diego, CA

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

    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 Software Engineer will develop and enhance Electroporation Device firmware to support new features and improve the overall reliability of the firmware, bring up new embedded hardware platforms and diagnose and fix issues, prepare requirements, software design, test plans and traceability report etc., and provide sustaining support of products.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Develop embedded device software in C++
    • Create unit and integrated test cases and perform unit and integration testing and code reviews.
    • Create and update design documents
    • Work as part of a team to build embedded software
    • Interface with electrical, mechanical and quality engineers.
    • Implement and maintain automated build infrastructure
    • Document, Troubleshoot and resolve software  issues
    • Develop and improve software development processes and procedures
    • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field
    • 2+ years of experience with strong C++ skills
    • Experience in Object-oriented Design and Analysis (OOA and OOD) and design patterns
    • 5+ years of experience in developing production quality software
    • Experience with one or more embedded operating systems, ranging from Embedded Linux to FreeRTOS
    • Experience with structured software development in a fast paced, dynamic environment
    • Prior experience in embedded systems development and medical device experience preferred
    • Exposure in debugging embedded software
    • Excellent problem-solving, design, development, and debugging skills.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Familiarity setting up various embedded toolchains, build and debugging environments
    • Experience with software engineering processes and tools
    • Familiar with Configuration Management and Issue Tracking systems.
    • Experience in unit test framework such as CPPUnit.

    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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  • Technical Lead, Embedded Software

    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 Technical Lead, Embedded Software designs, develops, and enhances Electroporation Device firmware and associated tools to support new features and improve the overall reliability of the firmware, brings up new embedded hardware platforms and diagnoses and fixes issues. The Technical Lead, Embedded Software 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-to-end development of electroporation system software that includes the creation of requirements, risk analysis, software architecture and design, embedded firmware development, and unit and integraiton testing of embedded software and associated tools.
    • Provide technical leadership including software architecture, high level design choices, technical standards, tools, and platforms
    • Lead technical initiatives and provide guidance and governance to engineering teams
    • Lead agile software development teams following software best practices
    • 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
    • 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
    • Execute and deliver high quality projects with minimal supervision.
    • Research and investigate field issues, perform root cause analysis, and resolve firmware issues in existing products.
    • Collaborate with electrical, mechanical, hardware, and quality teams.
    • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent knowledge and experience is required.
    • 12+ years in embedded systems development experience with C/C++ languages
    • 5+ years of Software architecture and design skills in embedded software development
    • Experience in Model-Based Systems Engineering tools (e.g., Enterprise Architect, Rational/Rational, MagicDraw)
    • Medical device or other safety critical device software development experience preferred
    • Embedded RTOS and "bare metal" development experience are required
    • Strong development fundamentals: object-oriented design, real-time system design, OOD, UML, design pattern, architectural pattern, coding skills, multithreading, inter-processor communication, and hardware-software integration.
    • Be an expert or mentor to teach and guide other engineers.
    • Ability to read circuit designs/electrical schematics and datasheets.
    • Familiarity setting up various embedded toolchains, build, and debugging environments.
    • Experience in using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other test equipment to troubleshoot hardware/software issues.
    • Experience with developing use cases, software requirements, software risk management,  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.
    • 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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  • Technical Writing Senior Engineer

    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 Technical Writing Senior Engineer is the interface between all of Inovio’s engineering disciplines to write both high level system requirements as well as lower level input requirements by working with individual engineers and others. The Technical Writing Senior Engineer applies a multidisciplinary approach to ensure technical needs are translated into step-by-step processes. The Technical Writing Senior Engineer works closely with all facets of engineering, as well as with the usability, regulatory, manufacturing, and quality functional areas to ensure alignment with cross functional teams to release documents in a timely manner. The Technical Writing Senior Engineer is integral in compiling and documenting risk analysis information and creating the traceability matrix. The Technical Writing Senior Engineer is the point person for ensuring documentation relating to engineering changes is reviewed, updated and finalized.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Create high level system requirements with input from the design teams.
    • Review, update and release documents written by the engineering team.
    • Compile input from multidisciplinary stakeholders and generate documentation outlining Risk Analysis based on ISO 14971 guidelines.
    • Write the system level V&V test plan and help the validation team with protocols and reports.
    • Work with engineers to create test protocols.
    • Create the traceability matrix.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Systems, Electrical, Computer, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum 5 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
    • Experience in the medical device regulated industry based on ISO 13485.
    • Above average ability to relay technical information orally and write clear and concise documents for review by regulatory agencies.
    • Good documentation, recordkeeping and data collection skills with attention to detail.
    • Understanding of statistical sample size techniques to determine the appropriate amount of test samples.
    • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Familiarity with automated PLM tools e.g. Polarion is a plus.

    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. 

     

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

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  • Temporary Assembler II

    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.

    Notice to Applicants:  Inovio is seeking to fill three (3) contract positions. 

    Job summary

    Using a variety of hand and power tools, fixtures, work instructions and test equipment this person will perform a series of operations to correctly assemble and/or test medical devices.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Follow detailed assembly instructions, processes and procedures to build disposable and electronic products both in and out of a cleanroom environment;
    • Comply with policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements per the Inovio Pharmaceuticals Quality System;
    • Provide hands on job function training to coworkers as needed;
    • Maintains a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing functions;
    • Basic soldering & de-soldering skills;
    • Ability to read schematics, drawings, and assembly instructions;
    • Assembly of electronic components and sub-assemblies;
    • Cable routing and securing of wire harnesses and components;
    • Ability to use test instruments, jigs, and various hand tools;
    • Working knowledge of industry color and numeric codes;
    • Perform repairs to sub-assemblies and devices;
    • Generate accurate production records;
    • Notify the supervisor of any production abnormality or unsafe condition/ practice.
    • Perform other duties as requested.

    Minimum requirements

    • High school degree or equivalent; Technical/Vocational school, and completion of Level I or equivalent experience in a similar position;
    • 2-4 years in a commercially regulated medical manufacturing environment. Technical training may be applied in lieu of experience;
    • Experience working within a class 8 or higher cleanroom environment;
    • Knowledge of ESD practices;
    • Ability to read and comprehend procedures written in English;
    • Displayed comprehension of assembly practices and technologies;
    • Familiarity with assembly tools, processes, and terminology;
    • Technical knowledge of electronics and mechanical designs;
    • Understanding of the application and functioning of test equipment;
    • Good verbal and written communication skills;
    • Ability to work with a minimum of direct supervision;
    • Understanding or experience with regulatory requirements (OSHA, FDA, ISO) and general safety;
    • Self-motivated team player.
    • Good written and oral communication skills;
    • Medical device manufacturing experience;
    • Familiarity with personal computers;
    • Soldering experience strongly desired;
    • Technical writing skills desired;
    • Lifting to 30 pounds.

    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, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, military or 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. 

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio. 

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  • Validation Engineer III - 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 Validation Engineer III is responsible for writing and executing verification and validation test protocols. Additional responsibilities include managing engineering tools by working with external vendors, performing system administration work and training new users. The Validation Engineer III is also responsible for working with project managers on outsourced sub-assemblies and helping the quality team with customer complaint investigations.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Develop and execute protocols for requirement based verification testing.
    • Develop and execute protocols for device validations.
    • Perform system level testing on simulated and real tissue samples.
    • Write the overall test plan.
    • Determine appropriate validation methodology, acceptance criteria and requirements.
    • Conduct statistical analysis of test results.
    • Help with conducting in-house usability studies with nurses.
    • Update the risk analysis documents such as DFMEA, uFMEA and PFMEA.
    • Write and release change orders.
    • Administrate Inovio’s traceability tool and generate the final report matrix.
    • Investigate field complaints.
    • Support engineering builds and work with the engineers on design improvements.
    • Perform sterility testing.
    • Write change orders to update BOM’s and documents.
    • Provide engineering support for other departments as necessary.
    • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. Degree in a relevant science-related.
    • 3-5 years of experience in Validation activities, including prior experience with medical devices.
    • Understanding of risk-based testing based on ISO 14971.
    • Solid understanding of statistical analysis
    • Experience with a PLM system such as Polarion is a plus.
    • Experience with product and process validation.
    • Experience with FDA GMP Part 820, CE, UL and ISO 13485 preferred.
    • Excellent teamwork skills required.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office tools, Statistical Software, CAD.

    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, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, military or 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. 

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

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  • Associate Clinical Scientist

    Clinical Ops

    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

    This individual will be accountable for the global execution of assigned clinical trials from study design, through execution, to study close out.  Duties also include oversight of clinical trial operations as performed by a CRO or other external consultants.  This role applies to internally sourced studies and studies out-sourced to Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) and the balance of direct leadership versus oversight will vary accordingly. Responsible for authoring clinical documents (e.g., protocol, ICF, pharmacy manual, lab manual, etc.) and delivering clinical trials conducted globally. S/he will play a critical role in ensuring that these trials are executed in a way that meets ICH, GCPs, and local requirements. S/he will help ensure these trials achieves maximum productivity, efficiency, and compliance to national, international and local standards. S/he will contribute and drive ongoing process improvement initiatives. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Supports the cross-functional study team responsible for clinical study delivery and is the primary point of contact of leadership and oversight (as required) for the assigned study.
    • Supports the preparation and finalization of project and study-related documents including: informed consent forms, clinical trial outlines, monitoring plans, synopses, protocols and amendments, IND annual updates and clinical summaries, as required.
    • Supports the oversight of data quality including regular review of data metrics and listings, protocol deviations, eligibility violations, dosing deviations, and suspected serious non-compliance by sites.
    • Supports the development of and implementation of patient recruitment and retention strategies and acts on any deviations from plan.
    • Supports the CPL in managing escalated issues related to study conduct, quality, timelines or budget to operations lead and other stakeholders and develops and implements appropriate actions to address issues.
    • Supports the management and oversight of study close-out activities including but not limited to database lock, reconciliation of vendor contracts, budget, TMF, and study drug accountability.
    • Supports accurate budget management and scope changes for assigned studies.
    • Supports the management of project timelines and vendor performance to meet departmental and corporate goals.
    • Supports the oversight of the CROs and Third Party Vendors in alignment and delivery per the scope of work
    • Supports identification of innovative approaches to clinical study execution including global considerations and continuous improvement of CTM SOPs.
    • Participate in clinical and department settings, including attending additional meetings as required, interacting in a positive and professional manner.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience; advanced degree is a plus.
    • Ability to understand and implement the strategic plans for respective clinical studies.
    • Proactive and self-disciplined, ability to meet deadlines, effective use of time, and prioritization.
    • Ability to build productive teams and collaborations.
    • Experience with CROs
    • Knowledge of FDA, ICH, GCPs, and other regulatory requirements.
    • Experience in global clinical trial operations including experience developing protocols and key study documents, a plus. 
    • Ability to support teams as well as the ability to work within cross functional teams.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Attention to detail, organization, and problem-solving skills.
    • Technical proficiency in trial management systems and MS applications.

    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, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, military or 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. 

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

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  • Associate Dir/Director Biological Manufacturing and Clinical Supply Management

    72

    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.

    **Notice to Applicants: Inovio is looking for an Associate Director or Director Biological Manufacturing and Clinical Supply Management.  We will be making the decision on level based on years of experience and level of autonomy.  The successful candidate will be hired at the level commensurate with the education, knowledge, skills, and experience required.  While the basic functions will be the same if we select an Associate Director based on their skill set he/she would receive more day to day guidance.

    Job summary

    The Director, Biological Manufacturing and Clinical Supply Management will be responsible for oversight of all clinical supplies management and all manufacturing outsourcing to support multiple parallel clinical trials of DNA plasmid vaccines. The director will develop and maintain an overall manufacturing/clinical supply strategy from DNA fermentation to vaccine release and distribution to preclinical testing facilities as well as clinical sites for the conduct of Phase I-III clinical trials in a biopharmaceutical company. Significant leadership skills will be required to oversee potentially multiple contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) as well as vendors for the release testing and distribution of both active and placebo products. The director will be responsible for ensuring all outsourced manufacturing and clinical supplies activities are performed under cGMP or GLP where appropriate. The candidate will be responsible for authorship of all clinical supply and manufacturing related regulatory submissions and query responses for submission to global regulatory agencies. This responsibility will require a thorough knowledge of the relevant regulatory requirements and guidances that relate to clinical supplies management and biologics manufacturing and control to ensure compliance with all international regulatory requirements.

     

    The Director will be expected to present his or her manufacturing strategy to senior management and plan and ultimately execute on the agreed upon final strategy. Experience with the DNA delivery / DNA vaccine fields is required.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Provide high level biologics manufacturing control and clinical supplies management advice, identify regulatory requirements and recommend manufacturing strategy for international vaccine and immunotherapy development.
    • Participate in Management Committee (MC) to ensure continuous MCSM support of development projects.
    • Communicate complex and potentially complicated manufacturing issues and provide strategic and/or tactical recommendations to senior management.
    • Participate on project teams and direct activities to ensure integration of MCSM needs and requirements in pre-clinical, clinical plans as well as planning for commercialization
    • Assess scientific data for the purposes of evaluating manufacturing issues to develop recommendations for path-forward.
    • Review and critique technical documents regarding cell/seed lines/banks, fermentation, purification, formulation, pharmacology/toxicology; seed bank, substance and product release, clinical supplies management and apply biostatistical principles (with or without external consultation) if necessary.
    • Author and review all necessary manufacturing and clinical supplies related regulatory information for submission to regulatory agencies worldwide.
    • Maintain awareness of state of the art manufacturing practices especially in the areas of DNA plasmid fermentation, purification, formulation, control and assess the potential impact on product development programs and report the potential impact of new practices to MC.
    • Ultimately manage an effective MCSM team, potentially including global MCSM consultants.
    • Manage vendor and CMO relationships.
    • Participate in potency assay development for all product candidates.
    • Generate costing evaluations for clinical trial supplies as well as future commercialization scale
    • Project manage multidisciplinary teams for certain preclinical projects where manufacturing activities are critical.
    • Oversight into cGMP compliance of CMO, vendors including auditing strategy, oversight and/or execution.
    • Coordinate all clinical supply needs including generation of CSI for CMO or vendors, specifications including their justification in consultation with clinical operations staff.
    • Develop strategy to meet clinical supply needs beyond phase 2 into phase 3 and commercialization.
    • Lead formal evaluation, assessment and make selection recommendations to management for CMOs and vendors at every stage of manufacturing, as well as control, release, and clinical supplies management.

    Minimum requirements

    • Graduate degree, Masters level or higher (e.g. MPH, Pharm. D., Ph.D., or M.D. degree) together with extensive experience in vaccine development.
    • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing and/or clinical supplies management with bio-pharmaceutical products and 3+ years’ experience in another aspect of bio-pharmaceutical product development (clinical, regulatory, pre-clinical, or substance, product control).
    • Knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following fields; oncology, infectious diseases, molecular biology or immunology.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability to formulate and execute on MCSM strategies.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage other professionals.
    • Technical proficiency, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills required.
    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a team environment including external team members.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational 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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  • IT Applications Specialist

    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 Application Specialist is responsible for ensuring all enterprise and business-specific applications are functionally appropriate, compatible with the corporate infrastructure and performing as expected.

    The Application Specialist will discover issues and collect suggestions from users to improve on and align with the fit-for-purpose design on the software’s capabilities.

    The Application Specialist will also partner with users, understanding the implicit and explicit needs of the business functions they support, ensuring they meet the technology requirements of the process owners and stakeholders. This role interfaces directly between business process owners, users, the IT infrastructure architects, IT operations and third party vendors.

    The right candidate enjoys problem solving and has the ability to work in an evolving and dynamic environment.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Application expertise with core Microsoft products with a focus on O365 and the Windows10 Enterprise operating system
    • Strong understanding of Software as a Service (SaaS), Client/Server and Client only software architecture
    • Experience with application packaging for delivery to laptops and desktop computers via SCCM or similar technology
    • Perform analysis on new or existing business processes and translate into technology requirements
    • Evaluate and propose new technologies to improve business process efficiency
    • Participate in technology selections for specific business problems
    • Ensure business applications are working as expected
    • Maintain application inventory, version control and licensing
    • Participate in IT enterprise and business-specific projects as a technical analyst
    • Facilitate troubleshooting and support new and existing technologies
    • Other tasks may be required based on business needs

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor degree in the field of computer information systems or a related field.
    • 3 years of experience in IT application development, analysis and support
    • 1 year of experience within a Life Sciences company (i.e. Pharmaceuticals or Biotechnology) working with Clinical or Regulatory business functions
    • Familiarity with Document Management technologies
    • Familiarity with one or more SDLC methodologies
    • Familiarity with DevOps methodology
    • Familiarity with Computer System Validation
    • Ability to acquire application-specific expertise
    • Strong communication skills
    • Strong relationship building and customer service 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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  • M.D Consultant, Infectious Disease

    70

    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

    Inovio is looking for a seasoned consultant who will act as a strategic adviser to our Infectious Disease Clinical Development Lead for our COVID-19 clinical studies (INO-4800).  This consultancy will begin immediately and may last approximately 2-3 months or longer.  This role will require a large time commitment (easily up to 40 hours per week) at the beginning of the consultancy and may taper down to approximately 20 hours a week for a period of 2-3 months. This person must be an expert in field of infectious disease and vaccine development, with extensive experience and expertise designing clinical studies to answer epidemic/pandemic outbreak, including but not limited to clinical studies under Emergency Use Authorization. This person will be reporting to Inovio’s Infectious Disease Clinical Development Lead.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Act as an adviser to the Medical study lead on our COVID-19 clinical studies (INO-4800)
    • Provide support into the strategic insight of INO-4800 clinical developments
    • Facilitate open discussions and debate among key stakeholders in a fast paced dynamic environment.
    • Perform complex data analysis and translate into actionable insights
    • Must be available immediately.

    Minimum requirements

    • M.D. or foreign equivalent, including certifications with completion of specialty training
    • Must be an expert in infectious disease and vaccine development.
    • Significant knowledge and experience in the design and execution of clinical trials, including all phases of clinical research – phase 1 to 4
    • Demonstrated accomplishments as illustrated by successful NDA, BLA or MAA submission; and be well versed in current regulatory environments
    • Strong communication skills: ability to facilitate open discussion and debate among key stakeholders
    • Very strong strategic skills including creativity and effectiveness in proactively identifying and addressing challenges
    • Well-organized with the ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands,

    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, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, military or 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. 

    Important notice to employment businesses/agencies

    Inovio does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless written authorization from the Inovio Human Resources department has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have been performed without our consent and therefore Inovio will not be liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in respect to current or future position vacancies at Inovio.

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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.

Important notice to employment businesses/agencies:

Inovio does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Inovio’s Human Resources Department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Inovio. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/agency and Inovio. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained, any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Inovio. Inovio shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.