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

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

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

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

Career opportunities

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

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  • Intern, Electrical Engineer

    Engineering Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    This summer internship is about working with the engineering team in many areas such as updating EE tools and procedures in addition to helping the manufacturing group with existing designs.  Many components have long lead items or may no longer be available.  Replacing such components requires knowledge of the circuits as well as the details of component parameters.  Once a component replacement has been found it will have to be thoroughly tested before a BOM can be updated.  The existing team also needs a helping hand in bringing up new circuits for the first time in a lab environment.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Update Inovio’s Electrical Component Database
    • Perform Benchtop prototype circuit testing
    • Find and evaluate alternate components on existing products which are no longer available
    • Help with NCMRs by troubleshooting failed circuit boards
    • Participate in schematic reviews in new designs

    Minimum requirements

    • Enrolled in Electrical Engineering program at a credentialed institution.
    • Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components
    • Basic understanding of lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, multi-meter, counters, supplies etc.
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Basic understanding in Microsoft Access Database
    • Some experience in Orcad CIS is a plus
    • Professional qualities including strong initiative, integrity, and the desire / ability to work in a team environment
    • Possess good common sense
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees

    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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  • Intern, Facilities Management

    Facilities

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Facilities Management Intern provides assistance and gains exposure to the 11 core competencies of the Facilities Management function This position will introduce the intern to different aspects of Facilities Management that will include include shadowing, observations, hands-on experiences, and some independent work. The program will highlight general operations that may occur in a typical building environment, but will also include aspects that are specific to biotech/research and manufacturing. The internship will require a summary report and presentation highlighting and connecting the intern’s experiences with the core competencies.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Conduct different types of facility walk-throughs with Facilities staff that may occur daily, weekly, monthly, or annually depending on the area, equipment, etc.
    • Shadow and observe Facilities staff as they conduct various tasks and duties such as preventive maintenance work (PMs), stocking, replying to requests, etc.
    • Perform or assist with a variety of Facilities-related work based on intern’s qualifications and as determined and assigned by Facilities staff. These may include plumbing, HVAC, electrical, events, or administrative tasks, to name a few.
    • Write and present a summary report of experiences and how they relate to the 11 core competencies of Facilities Management.
    • Provide excellent customer service to employees and practice good client/vendor relations.

    Minimum requirements

    • Enrolled in Facilities Management Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program at a credentialed institution.
    • Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and follow through on tasks from receipt to close-out.
    • Some travel between offices is required. A reliable form of transportation is required.
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Basic knowledge of Facilities Management 11 core competencies.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills.
    • Professional qualities including strong initiative, integrity, reliability, punctuality, and the desire / ability to work in a team environment.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees.

    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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  • Intern, Mechanical Engineer

    Device Manufacturing 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.

    Job summary

    The primary purpose of this position is to support the continuous improvement efforts of Quality and Manufacturing by collecting and analyzing data from completed documentation. This position will also provide low level documentation support for various engineering projects as necessary.    

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Collect and analyze data from completed production documentation.
    • Present possible solutions for issues identified during device builds and data analysis.
    • Create Engineering Test Reports (ETR) and Change Orders (CO) for device manufacturing improvements.
    • Create electronic records of production documentation/components.
    • Assist in the development of manufacturing fixturing and equipment procurement.
    • Assist in V&V protocol writing, execution, report writing, CO release and implementation.
    • Complete other engineering duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • Enrolled in BSME or BSEE program at a credentialed institution.
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
    • SolidWorks or other 3D Modeling experience a plus
    • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Must possess excellent attention and respect for detail
    • Professional qualities including strong initiative, integrity, and the desire / ability to work in a team environment
    • Possess good mechanical and electrical aptitude
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support company core values that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees

    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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  • Intern, R&D Plasmid Production

    Research & Development, Plasmid Production

    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 the only immunotherapy company that has reported generating T cells whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes. 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 Plasmid Production Intern should be able to work independently, solve complex problems, and master a spectrum of techniques in both basic cell biology and immunology including cell cultures.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Basic molecular biology, cell biology, and/or microbiology techniques
    • DNA restriction digest, Gel electrophoresis and analysis
    • Knowledge in bacterial culture, specifically E. coli
    • Documentation and record keeping
    • General lab duties such as reagents prep, stocking of supplies, cleaning, shipping and receiving
    • Adhere to Corporate policies and SOPs
    • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills
    • Capable of conducting multiple tasks in timely manner
    • Provide a report/presentation at the end of the 10 week period on their summer project.

    Minimum requirements

    • College student pursuing Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences.
    • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively as a team
    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.

    Disclaimer

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

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  • Intern, R&D, Analytical Sciences

    R&D, Analytical Sciences

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Intern participates in research activities in the areas of immunology and vaccine assessment. Specifically, the intern will focus on the cellular and humoral immune responses induced by vaccines that are currently in clinical trials. The Intern performs duties supporting projects that include the assessment of immune responses to Inovio designed vaccines. The Intern receives specific direction and instruction and performs hands-on duties.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Work with lymphocytes and sera isolated from volunteers in Inovio vaccine human clinical trials.
    • Set up immunological assays including ELISPOT and ELISA.
    • Aid in writing reports
    • Provide a report/presentation at the end of the Internship period.
    • Minimum requirements
    • In the process of obtaining a B.S.
    • In school seeking a B.S. in the area of Biomedical Sciences.

    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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  • Intern, Software Engineering

    Associate Director, Software

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Engineering department is looking to hire a motivated college student for a summer internship to support in the development and verification of software products and tools. The position provides an opportunity for engineering students who are currently pursuing a computer science, computer engineering, or like engineering degree to get hands on experience in cloud based web applications and C# based Desktop application development  in a fast-paced environment.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Develop and enhance Cloud based web application using ASP.Net and C#
    • Create and improve software tools  for supporting device development and device production
    • Assist with build, and deliver cloud computing solutions, hosted services, and underlying software infrastructure
    • Create various reports using SQL queries and scripts
    • Document test results, write reports, and present test results

    Minimum requirements

    • Completed to two or more years of undergraduate education (preferably computer science, mathematics
    • Some experience in developing Web applications and PC based software tools
    • Proficiency in a high level programming language (e.g., C#, C++ or Java)
    • Working knowledge of relational databases (MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, etc.)
    • Prior experience using Git, SVN, or Mercurial.
    • Familiarity with good software development practices including approaches to design, implementation, testing, documentation, and debugging
    • Ability to function in a team environment with multi-disciplinary members

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • IT Solution Architect

    IT

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

    Apply
  • QA Associate/Training Coordinator

    Quality Assurance

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The QA Associate has the primary responsibility for supporting the R&D Training Program by scheduling the new hire orientation, and other Quality Systems and compliance training as needed; establishing and maintaining job role training matrices; initiating new hire training and facilitating completion of new/revised document training; as well as being responsible for IQMS R&D training coordination activities.

    Essential job functions and duties:

    • IQMS R&D Training Coordination:
    • Maintain the R&D training requirements (both course and document) and person records in the IQMS.
    • Collaborate with document owners to determine the appropriate training roles and competency level for new or revised documents in the IQMS.
    • Create/modify positions and training roles as needed.
    • Manually certify courses upon receipt of completed training records.
    • Create/modify courses as needed.
    • R&D Training Program:Facilitate the new hire process:
    • Initiate the IQMS Access form and collaborate with supervisor to determine appropriate training role(s).
    • Initiate IQMS Fundamentals training and ensure completion of the IQMS Access form.
    • Schedule GLP/GCLP orientation and GDP training sessions.
    • Coordinate instructor-led training with the appropriate trainer(s).
    • Send welcome email and ensure updated resume is provided in appropriate timeframe.
    • Obtain copy of signed Job Description from HR
    • Create and file the employee training file once all documents are obtained.
    • Maintain the Qualified Trainer/Competency Level spreadsheet.
    • Maintain training records by filing new hire qualification requirements and completed training records in document archive room.
    • Perform annual trainings for GLP best practices, as well as, trainings for quality processes and systems.
    • Participation in other standard QA responsibilities:
    • Audits, inspections, document release, archiving, issuing deviations, CAPA monitoring, etc.

    Minimum requirements

    • Associate's degree (AA) from a two year college or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • 1-2 years of relevant experience with an EDMS system.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of Pilgrim or similar document control/change control software.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in application of Quality Systems per 21 CFR 58, GCLP and GMP is desirable.
    • Knowledge of cGMP and GLP/GCLP regulations and good documentation practices.
    • Ability to work independently, within prescribed guidelines, or as a team member.
    • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed directions in a GxP environment.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
    • Detail oriented and strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate and train others in new processes.

    Disclaimer

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

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

    Apply
  • Senior QA Associate, Device GMP training

    Quality

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Senior Associate, Quality Assurance (QA) performs a wide variety of duties, including but not limited to, supporting the daily QA departmental operations, supporting product flow through the production floor, and performing various types of documentation reviews. The Senior Associate, QA is responsible for supporting the Quality System to ensure compliance to applicable regulations and standards, QSR, ISO, MDD program as needed and is required to possess strong computer skills and a high-level of written and verbal interactive communication skills.  The position requires familiarity with Change Control, Temporary Deviation, Engineering Testing and Validation systems. The Senior Associate, QA provides support to ensure Documentation SOPs and practices conform to regulatory standards and that the processes to release and control documentation are defined and controlled. The position is responsible for reviewing, assisting and verifying the generation of metrics for upper management review.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Maintain documentation for Quality System.
    • Update and create Standard Operating Procedures for Quality System related activities.
    • Provide assistance in ensuring that departmental records, Quality Management System procedures, specifications, corporate standards, external standards (e.g. ISO 13485, Vigilance) comply with FDA Quality Systems Regulations (QSR’s) and applicable foreign regulations (e.g. Medical Device Directive).
    • Manage and maintain the Document Control Archive Room.
    • Review and log documents ready for archive.
    • Manage and maintain employee training records in the company EDMS
    • Perform data input into the computer system for data collection purposes used to identify quality trends and training monitoring.
    • Assist with Change Order processing and release activities.
    • Communicate change order information and interface with Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Clinical and Research & Development.

    Minimum requirements

    • Associate's degree (AA) from a two year college or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • 2-4 years of experience in medical device or pharmaceutical/biotech industry, with working knowledge of FDA and ISO regulations.
    • 2-4 years of experience on change orders, deviations, complaints and validation process.
    • 1-2 years of experience with general QA work and training management.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and regulations. Ability to write reports and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Knowledge of Document Control principles.
    • Strong organizational, project management and communication skills and the ability to perform varied tasks in a disciplined, consistent manner.

    Disclaimer

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

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

    Apply
  • Vivarium Technician II

    Research & Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Associate Director, Clinical Compliance

    Clinical Compliance

    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 Associate Director Clinical Compliance is responsible for the management and execution of activities associated with the development, revision and maintenance of clinical research procedural documents, clinical research training programs, regulatory inspection readiness, and assessment and investigation of clinical research compliance issues.  This role will also assist Clinical Operations and/or Clinical Quality Assurance as needed during vendor qualifications, audits, regulatory inspections, and/or oversight assessments.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Manage and oversee development and approval of controlled documents related to clinical study processes and systems including Policies, SOPs, Work Instructions, forms and templates
    • Execute strategy for role-based training curriculum, GCP training and Inspection Readiness training for the Clinical organization
    • Conduct and/or participate in compliance assessments and/or audits including but not limited to vendor/contractor qualification assessments
    • Lead, manage and oversee the tracking of Serious Clinical Non-Compliance Issues (SINC), including reporting (if applicable), and ensure follow-up and closure
    • Participate in the review of internal audit reports, mentor Clinical Operations staff in appropriate responses, and collaborate with the Quality function(s) to assess process improvement and/or training needs and opportunities.
    • Execute plans with clinical teams and cross-functionally to prepare for regulatory agency inspections
    • Provide representation for the Clinical Compliance function in Sponsor audits and Regulatory Agency inspections, and supervise Clinical preparation room activities, as assigned
    • Manage, mentor and follow-up within the Clinical organization on all audits, inspection responses, commitments, post-inspection activities, and implementation of corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
    • Assist in planning, and assign and direct work; manage, develop and support Clinical Compliance staff
    • Travel up to 20% may be required

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor degree in scientific/medical/pharmaceutical discipline or equivalent is required.
    • 8 years pharmaceutical industry experience with at least 5 years in clinical compliance, clinical quality assurance, clinical training or related clinical operations functions.  Prior experience within clinical compliance or auditing, and clinical operations is required.
    • Working knowledge of ICH GCP, FDA Regulations and EU Clinical Trial Directives/Regulations; thorough knowledge of the drug development process.  ISO guidelines and device experience a plus.
    • Strong partnering and collaboration skills.  Ability to work with different functional areas within the company and accomplish goals in a matrix environment.
    • 5+ years of line management experience, including management, development and mentoring of assigned staff members.

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Associate Scientist, Bioinformatics

    Immunology and Biomarkers

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    This is a position at the interface of research, engineering, product development and clinical development groups. Working together with the Clinical and Product Development groups, the candidate will be responsible for data analysis of cellular (e.g., flow cytometric and ELISpot) and humoral (e.g., ELISA) immune assays as well as data generated from biomarker platforms including microRNA, DNA methylation and gene arrays.  The candidate will also be responsible for managing data sent to the company from clinical trial sites, including working internally in collaboration with the Product Development, Engineering and Clinical teams in order to analyze clinical trial data.  Strong organizational skills are imperative.  A robust understanding of immunology and/or biomarker platforms listed above is preferred.

     

    Essential job functions and duties

    Working in a group of computational biologists to analyze and present immunology and biomarker data for all clinical programs for Inovio

    Use of analytical programs such as SPSS or R to perform statistical analyses on data generated by the Immunology and Biomarkers group

    Use of Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism to sort and generate tables and graphical representations of analyzed data for presentation within the group and to other groups within Inovio

    Collect, analyze and present data at both internal meetings with other Inovio scientists and collaborators

    Assist in projects requiring collaborations with other research personnel within Inovio as well as collaborations with external partners.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    Master’s degree in computational biology or biotechnology (or related field) with 2-4+ years industry experience in a research and/or development environment or PhD in computational biology or biotechnology (or related field) with 1-2+ years industry experience

    Previous experience with analytical programs such as SPSS or R as well as Microsoft Excel and GraphPad Prism (or equivalent)

     

    Essential Requirements:

    Previous experience with open source or commercial bioinformatics resources is preferred

    Working knowledge of laboratory techniques surrounding immunology assays and/or PCR and RNAseq is a plus

    Demonstrable experience with record keeping and quality measures is required

    Technical proficiency, ability to learn new techniques quickly, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills required.

    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.

    • Ability to work in a team environment.

    • 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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  • Clinical Scientist (Trial Manager - Oncology)

    Clinical Development

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is revolutionizing the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Our immunotherapies uniquely activate best-in-class immune responses to prevent and treat disease, and have shown clinically significant efficacy with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of cancer immunotherapies and clinical studies, the company is advancing a growing product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include Roche, the University of Pennsylvania, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, US Dept. of Homeland Security, and University of Manitoba. For more information, visit www.inovio.com. 

    Job summary

    Responsible for overall clinical study conduct of Inovio and investigator sponsored research, including verification of source documentation versus Case Report Forms to ensure accurate and complete data and compliance with protocol(s) and Federal regulations, ICH, & GCPs, and local requirements. Duties may also include oversight of clinical trial operations as performed by a CRO or other external consultants.

    Summary of essential job functions

    • Develops and manages clinical protocols and amendments, informed consent forms, training material, case report forms, diary cards, clinical study reports and other clinical documents, and contributes to the development of investigator's brochures. Ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines in the development of documentation.
    • Oversees study conduct and communicates study-related information to investigators and study staff. Oversees and tracks recruitment and retention of study subjects.
    • Manages study timelines. Reports on study progress and provides options for handling problems that develop. Provides progress updates and summaries to management. Develop tools and processes that increase efficiencies of the project.
    • Prepares regulatory documents for FDA and other regulatory submissions. Supports management with implementation of departmental strategies and policies.
    • Travel: Up to 20%, primarily domestic.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor/Masters degree.
    • At least 3 years of clinical research experience. Regulatory affairs experience a plus.
    • Area(s) of expertise desired: Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering, Cell or Molecular Biology. Experience with vaccines highly preferred.

    Essential requirements

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and ability to interact effectively with management and prioritize diverse projects for multiple disciplines.
    • Thorough knowledge of all applicable regulations, including FDA, ICH and ISO guidelines. Medical device experience a plus.

    Disclaimer

    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 Supply Associate

    Clinical

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    This position is responsible for supporting the on-time delivery of clinical supplies for Inovio Pharmaceuticals.  Partner with other INOVIO clinical team members to ensure clinical trials are appropriately supplied with product; ensure inventory levels are maintained at depots and sites.  Provide study information/ updates and technical supply chain expertise to support various processes such as demand/ supply planning, IXRS development, implementation and management, and inventory management including allocation and distribution. Analyze clinical supply chain processes and associated processes, and contribute to improvement efforts.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Supply Clinical Supplies Investigational Product including:
      • Active
      • Placebo
    • Manage inventory levels and distribution of Clinical Supplies:
      • Ensure country/site specific inventory levels are consistently maintained throughout the life cycle of the clinical trial.
      • Provide shipping forecast for budgeting and planning purposes.
      • Provide shipping requirements (e.g. temperature sensitive, temp monitor, pre-qualified shipper, ambient shipper, etc.) and review/approve distribution protocol with Distribution Depots.
      • Facilitate the retrieval of Import Permits if required; working with Distribution Depots, Regulatory Affairs and CRO.
      • Ensure Regulatory “green light” as well as “technical green light” (i.e. QA/ QP release) is in place prior to initial and re-supply shipments to clinical sites.
      • Track shipment (i.e. status) of clinical supplies.
      • Process manual ship requests for non-IXRS studies.
    • Clinical study team member
      • Participate in regular study meetings
      • Track appropriate approvals (i.e. expiry dating, country specific labels) and communicate progress to various team members such as CMO and QA.
    • IXRS team member
      • Participate in evaluation of IXRS vendors
      • Participate in URS review/ approval and UAT
      • Manage clinical supply inventory/ re-supply strategy in IXRS
      • Participate in regular IXRS team meetings
    • Review protocol, provide feedback, share info with Clinical Planning team; ensure Planning team is kept updated on any study changes that may affect IMP requirements
    • Provide guidance for returns for destruction (i.e. ensure site can provide Cert of Destruction, or provide return to depot information)
    • Perform Final IP reconciliation
    • Contribute to the Pharmacy Manual
    • Participate in Investigator Meetings

    Minimum requirements

    • Minimum2-3 years experience in the clinical supply chain or related field required
    • Inventory management experience required, 3 years minimum
    • Working knowledge of current GMP/GCP regulations required
    • IXRS experience desired
    • Distribution experience, including Cold Chain required
    • Experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing preferred.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and good working knowledge of other MS Office applications.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, and have strong data analysis, problem solving, and decision-making ability
    • Demonstrated ability to work with all organizational levels and work effectively in a team environment, demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated examples of a high level of personal initiative and ability to function autonomously with a strong sense of urgency, self-confidence, and comfort with new and rapidly changing situations and environments

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelors in Operations/Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related Business field with 2 – 3 years experience in the supply chain field.

    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 Supply Manager/Sr. Clinical Supply Manager

    Biological Manufacturing and Clinical Supply Management

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile:

    Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. We are the only immunotherapy company that is generating T cells, in vivo, in high quantity that are fully functional 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, Roche, Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University.

    Job Description:

    The Senior Clinical Supply Manager will be responsible for managing the investigational drug supplies for multiple products, which will require management of Clinical Supply Associate(s) and interaction with departments outside of Clinical Development and external Contract Manufacturing Organizations, in support of Inovio’s Phase I-III programs.  The Senior Clinical Supplies Manager will also participate in other activities needed to: 1) maintain Inovio’s compliance with all local, regional, national, and international regulatory laws, standards, and regulations; and 2) ensure adherence to Inovio’s Clinical Quality System.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Leads the coordination of activities to meet clinical supply needs, including comparator drugs, IMPD and QP release documents required for conduct of global clinical studies.
    • Reviews vendor proposals; review scope changes; review invoices for accuracy; forecast budget requirements.
    • Ensuring project timelines as well as cost and compliance requirements are met. Develop Request for Proposals (RFP’s), collaborate with GBT Legal and Finance groups in reviewing and providing input of Master Services Agreements, contracts and other relevant documents.
    • Manage the activities required to meet clinical trial protocol requirements. This includes demand forecasting, distribution network planning, and IRT/IWRS issue identification and follow through on resolution, kit and label changes, and developing supply strategies to meet clinical plans while optimizing drug overage. Influences decisions in therapeutic areas from a clinical supply chain perspective.
    • Oversee global clinical drug supply activities associated with the team’s trials (secondary packaging vendor selection, technical batch record review, QP Release coordination, clinical label design, packaging and labeling, IRT efficiencies).
    • Responsible for identifying, managing and providing necessary documents such as import licenses/permits needed for global clinical trials.
    • Manages the storage, distribution and tracking of the labeled and packaged inventory at the vendors/depots. Manage the multiple vendor relationships required to maintain the day-to-day fulfillment of drug shipment requests.
    • Manages the completion of investigations and CAPAs from excursions or deviations that may occur during shipment, handling or storage through collaboration with the applicable team members such as Quality, Clinical and applicable vendors.
    • Manages the returns/destruction and reconciliation of clinical product at the appropriate time in the study. Collaborates with Clinical Operations and the vendors to accomplish in a cost effective and compliant manner.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor/Master’s degree
    • At least 3/6 years of clinical supplies management experience with bio-pharmaceutical products, including expertise in investigational drug supply management systems (e.g. IVRS).
    • Area(s) of expertise desired:  biology, bioengineering, cell or molecular biology, cGMP compliance auditing, pharmaceutical manufacturing. Experience with vaccines highly preferred.

    Essential Requirements:

    • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and attention to detail.
    • Ability to interact effectively with management and prioritize multiple projects.
    • Technical proficiency, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to consistently meet tight timelines and deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.

    Application Instructions:

    A current US work authorization is required. For consideration, please send a brief cover letter describing your qualifications and a resume to careers@inovio.com. For ease of processing, please type “BB Sr CS Manager” in the subject line.

    Disclaimer:

    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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  • CLONE ME, Plymouth Meeting

    Data Management

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is revolutionizing the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Our immunotherapies uniquely activate best-in-class immune responses to prevent and treat disease, and have shown clinically significant efficacy with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of cancer immunotherapies and clinical studies, the company is advancing a growing product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include Roche, the University of Pennsylvania, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, US Dept. of Homeland Security, and University of Manitoba. For more information, visit www.inovio.com. 

     

    Job Summary

    Data Specialist will collaborate with biostatistics, programming, clinical development/operations, regulatory affairs and outside vendors. Experience with data management on vaccine, oncology, or infectious disease trials is a plus.

    Essential job functions and duties

    All aspects of data management  (DM) related to assigned projects include:

    Assist in Vendor management/oversight

    Assist in oversight of Database design

    Assist in the review and creation of edit check specifications

    Assist in CRF design/review

    Review of clinical data for accuracy

    Generation of adhoc reports/listings

    Assist in creation/review of data management plans

    Assist in coordinating activities with statistics and programming for DM deliverables 

    Assist in User acceptance testing for CDMS and IXRS system as needed

    Track quality issues and general data trends

    Ensure adequate filing and archiving of relevant data and documentation related to DM

    Assist in development of SOPs and work instructions

    Work effectively as a team player

     

    Additional functions may include:

    Assist EDC training for co-workers, site staff, and CRAs

    Assist in facilitating interim safety reviews

    Other duties as needed

    Minimum requirements

    BA/BS degree

    Minimum of 0-5 years of experience in clinical data management in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ CRO setting

    Self-starter, able to communicate well within a team environment; candidate will be proactive in managing and completing tasks in a timely fashion

    Knowledge of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and related tools and processes, preferred

    Knowledge of database design and database concepts, preferred

     

    Essential Requirements:

    Good verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal and organizational skills

    Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks

    Proficiency in MS Office applications

    Travel up to 10-15%

     

    Disclaimer

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

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  • Corporate Counsel

    Legal

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is 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 the only immunotherapy company that has reported generating T cells whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes. 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 Corporate Counsel will be expected to lead one or more aspects of the corporate function, including corporate financing, M&A and other transactions, and securities filings.  This role will be centered on such responsibility but will also be expected to assist in technology transactions, contracting and other areas, as the need arises. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    Serve as lead counsel on non-IP legal aspects of all corporate transactions and financing deals.

    Direct legal support for corporate governance.

    Assist with securities filings.

    Draft, review, revise, and negotiate agreements and legal documents in specified areas.

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with various departments and levels within the company, including senior executive management and cross-functional teams, including finance, IR and PR.  Excellent judgment, attention to detail and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

    Other duties may be assigned based on business needs.

     

    Minimum requirements

    Juris Doctor degree

    Bar admission to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (member in good standing) or limited in-house corporate counsel license in Pennsylvania pursuant to Rule 302

    Minimum of five (5) years working for a top-tier law firm or equivalent in-house experience at a public company (or a combination thereof), with a focus on corporate transactions, securities, corporate governance and/or corporate financing. 

    International experience, especially with Asia, is a plus.

    Experience working in the pharmaceutical, device or life sciences industry or with such clients preferred. 

    Experience and confidence in counseling senior executives.

    Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and be effective under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

    Ability to work without templates and established processes.

    Accomplished a multitude of corporate financing/M&A/technology transactions

    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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  • Drug Safety Associate

    Clinical Operations

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    This position is responsible for participating in the collection, safety review, processing and reporting of adverse event data in compliance with applicable FDA and global regulations and Inovio Pharmaceuticals standard operating procedures and guidelines. The Drug Safety Associate will ensure accurate data entry of identified adverse event information and the timely processing and reporting of adverse events in alignment with regulatory requirements.

    The Drug Safety Associate is responsible for supporting Inovio physicians and scientists in activities related to safety review and analysis of investigational or marketed products and devices.

    Essential job functions and duties

    Responsibility for all operational functions that support clinical trial drug safety and pharmacovigilance practices, including, but not limited to:

    receipt of individual case safety reports and assessment of criteria to determine regulatory reporting requirements

    development of a concise narrative summary to accurately reflect the relevant clinical trial and medical information provided

    interaction with physicians and scientists for evaluation and completion of cases

    preparing individual cases for submission to regulatory authorities, as required

    review of aggregate data to support management of safety signals and the ongoing assessment of benefit-risk

    Maintain clinical trial safety data reporting processes and aggregate analysis strategies to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

    Working with vendors, as required, to ensure processes and strategies are maintained, internal and external timelines are met, potential issues are communicated and resolution is achieved in a timely manner

    Review of clinical study-related documents to ensure they reflect responsibilities and requirements involved in the collection, evaluation and reporting of safety data from clinical studies

    Manage activities in specific projects as assigned

    Contribute to development or update of Standard Operating Procedures/Work Instructions, as directed.

    Support inspection readiness and audits as required

    Minimum requirements

    BS/BA in a health or biological science discipline (or licensed certification)

    0-2 years relevant experience in clinical safety/pharmacovigilance with knowledge of clinical safety activities associated with the conduct of clinical trials

    The ability to accurately record and represent relevant information from medical and diagnostic reports and prepare concise narrative summaries of safety information. Specific experience in cancer and infectious diseases would be highly desirable

    The ability to work independently across multiple projects and work collaboratively with other team members and colleagues across disciplines

    The ability to follow established processes and the flexibility to adopt new practices and priorities as required

    Proficiency in standard desktop software programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)

    Minimum Travel required (<5%)

     

    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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  • Intern, Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA)

    Quality Assurance

    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 primary purpose of this position is to:

    • Provide and/or coordinate administrative Support for Clinical Quality Assurance
    • Assist in Preparatory and/or follow up audit activities
    • Support/assist auditors during audit(s) (as needed)
    • Assist in the maintenance of the Global CQA audit tools, trackers, files, and archives
    • Support Global CQA staff as business needs dictate

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Support of Plymouth Meeting CQA personnel on an as needed basis
    • Assist the CQA auditors in the preparatory activities for the Audits of all projects of Clinical Operations as needed.
    • Assist in the development/maintenance of common audit tools (checklists, interview scripts, audit report template).
    • Assist in the maintenance of CQA’s e-filing and archiving e-system
    • Assist in GCP/ SOP training setup for contracted auditors
    • Organization of local meetings and training events including support for technical equipment (Zoom)
    • Create and update presentation slides (e.g., MS Power Point) and Audit Trackers used for Metrics (e.g., MS Excel)
    • Assist with coordinating travel arrangements, as needed

    Minimum requirements

    • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors of Science Degree, Business Administration or equivalent program at a credentialed institution.
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Must possess excellent attention and respect for detail
    • Professional qualities including integrity, self-confident, proactive and the desire / ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Possess good common sense
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees

    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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  • Intern, Epidemiology

    Clinical Biostatistics

    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 temporary position will provide epidemiology support for the company’s research & development activities in pre-cancerous conditions, oncology, and infectious diseases therapeutic areas.  For a Master’s degree student in Public Health with an Epidemiology major/focus, this is an excellent opportunity for epidemiology experience in the realm of cutting edge technology (i.e. DNA vaccine and immunotherapy) within the pharmaceutical sector. 

    Essential job functions and duties

    • This position will provide epidemiology support to the company epidemiologists, and related staff as needed, for research & development*
    • The support will include, but not be limited to, the following:
    • -     literature searching and results screening
    • summarizing data and information from the literature and other sources
    • fact checking, and
    • some management/coordination of ongoing and perhaps new projects.
    • *Note: this Position would not provide data for any thesis or academic research project per se.  The work content will be mostly or fully confidential; however, this experience could help lead to a part or full-time position later in pharmaceutical or related R & D; (time pending company need and approval)

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, or a related discipline
    • Full- or part-time degree-seeking student in good standing in an accredited School of Public Health, or accredited related academic entity, and in Master of Public Health program with a major or focus in Epidemiology
    • Previous coursework in biology or physiology
    • Physical requirements: be able to travel to and work in the Inovio Plymouth Meeting, PA office every week day (general work experience a plus, but not required)

    Essential Requirements

    • Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to the job include:
    • Use of Microsoft Office software, at minimum MS Word & Excel (but Power Point is a plus)
    • Use of PubMed®/MEDLINE® and/or related literature indices (e.g. EMBASE®) to search for and review summaries of literature (experience with Infotrieve, RightFindTM, or related tools to obtain full literature content is not required but is a plus)
    • Adept at identifying and finding official, primary sources of governmental and non-governmental health-related and scientific information
    • Ability to efficiently read, understand, and synthesize data and information from the scientific literature and various related sources into summary documents and figures
    • Ability to work part- to full-time from May/June 2019 through August/September 2019, i.e. 20 - 40 hours per week (time pending company need and approval)
    • For this position, there will be no Travel required or very limited (e.g. local only) travel

    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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  • Intern, Investor Relations/Corporate Communications

    Investor Relations

    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 AstraZeneca, 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 primary purpose of this position is to support the continuous improvement and growth efforts of Investor Relations and Corporate Development by analyzing sector and market trends, and building relationships with the investment community. This position will also provide low level documentation support for various SEC filings and corporate materials as necessary.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Collect and analyze market, sector, and peer data from both internal and external sources.
    • Present possible solutions for issues identified market and peer analysis.
    • Create financial models and investor contact logs.
    • Assist in refining company materials that include corporate decks and SEC filings
    • Complete other investor relations and corporate communications as assigned
    • Work alongside FP&A groups on implementing valuations into corporate materials

    Minimum requirements

    • Enrolled in Business Administration or equivalent program at a credentialed institution.
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Power Point and Excel)
    • Basic knowledge of financial reports, financial modeling, and analytical methods
    • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Must possess excellent attention and respect for detail
    • Professional qualities including strong initiative, integrity, and the desire / ability to work in a team environment
    • Possess good common sense
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees

    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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  • Intern, Safety / Pharmacovigilance

    Clinical Development

    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

    • Introduction to Safety and Pharmacovigilance

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Duties would include some, but not necessarily all of the following:
    • Research the literature pertaining to drug side effects and medical conditions and become familiar with aggregate data review using IRIS to help the group understand cases of medical interest and assist with signal investigation
    • Review of weekly Adverse Event listings for the active HPV3100 studies (i.e. HPV-301, HPV-303, HPV-201, HPV-202, and the AIN AMC) and help interface with PPD to resolve data gaps
    • Author case narratives and resolve data gaps
    • Help confirming the accuracy and consistency of the VGX-3100 Investigator’s Brochure 
    • Attend the research and review of case related and aggregate literature and study safety-related information in the Quarterly Medical Monitor Safety Meeting and GCSPC Meeting, participate with safety related calls with Investigators, and participate in safety discussions with our device group (as cases emerge) to learn about medical review.

    Minimum requirements

    • Must currently be enrolled full time at an accredited university
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Must possess excellent attention and respect for detail
    • Professional qualities including integrity, self-confident, proactive and the desire / ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Possess good common sense
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees

    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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  • MD, Clinical Development, Infectious Diseases

    Clinical Development

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. The company is advancing a growing clinical and preclinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Roche, University of Pennsylvania, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and University of Manitoba. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.

    Job summary

    Inovio is hiring an MD to work in our Plymouth Meeting office.   This position provides strategic contribution and support for Inovio Pharmaceuticals while collaborating with respective Commercial, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Clinical colleagues in the development and implementation of components of an External Engagement, Data Generation and Lifecycle program for multiple assets.  This position is a great entry point into Clinical Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

    These are the primary areas of responsibility:

    Accountable for safety across the study:

    • Provide study team with medical advice for all medical issues during risk assessment and mitigation planning to enable quality, compliance and patient safety at the trial, site and patient level.

    • Ensures development of and adherence to safety review.  Performs and documents regular review of individual subject safety data, and performs review of cumulative safety data. 

    • Monitor study safety issues and provide input to serious adverse events (SAEs) reports.

    • Participates in Safety Review to evaluate medical benefits/risks to support targeted clinical indications.

    • Reviews literature as needed to respond to safety questions.

    • Communicates safety information to sites across the study and provides responses to questions on safety.

     

    Protocol design and strategy:

    • Provide medical input during development and updates to the clinical development plan.

    • Designs clinical studies to meet the stated objectives.  Assures that clinical trial objectives fit with the clinical program strategy.

    • Ensure that documents (protocol, Informed Consent Document [ICD], etc) meet regulatory requirements and company policy and has been reviewed by IRB/IECs.

    • Provides medical input into country feasibility.

     

    Support study team

    • Provides clinical input to protocol/study team for monitoring guidelines, statistics analysis plans, ICDs, clinical review forms, data edit checks, data quality planning, as needed.

    • Develop and maintain peer to peer relationships with healthcare professionals at clinical trial sites.

    • Contributes to contract research organization / vendor selection to ensure study is conducted consistent with protocol requirements, clinical plan expectations, and study timelines; this includes ensuring medical/technical requirements for data integrity are applied.

    • Works with study team to ensure high quality of data, e.g. appropriate patient population, adequacy of clinical assessments etc., as study is ongoing.

    • Conducts medical review and interpretation of efficacy and safety data from clinical trials; this includes delivery of top-line report in collaboration with study statistician, and delivery of clinical study report in collaboration with medical writer; accountable for overall quality and timeliness of analysis and reporting.

    • Responsible for medical and scientific validity of study report, especially conclusions regarding efficacy and safety.  Responsible for disclosure of appropriate safety and efficacy data and conclusions (e.g. ClinicalTrials.gov, EudraCT.).

    • Provides protocol specific training to study team, investigators, clinical research associate, and others.

    • Interact with healthcare professionals at sites during the conduct of the study to enable quality, compliance and patient safety at the trial, site and patient level.

    • Interacts with Data Monitoring Committees and Steering Committees as required.

    • Coordinates medical opinions with other physicians globally to ensure consistency.

    • Notify appropriate study team personnel of the need to inform investigators of any changes in research activity and any significant new adverse events.

    • Monitor investigator compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements.

    • Support study team in issues resolution, study closeout, audit responses, inspection readiness, etc.

     

    Supports the program team:

    • Authors clinical sections of regulatory documents (e.g. Investigator Brochure, Annual Reports, Investigational New Drug sections, Clinical Study Reports).

    • May co-author abstracts, posters, presentations and publications.

    • Acts as clinical representative in in-licensing activities such as due diligence reviews and reports.

    • As a key member of the Program team, interfaces with discovery, safety sciences, statistics, clinical pharmacology, commercial, regulatory, outcomes research, Development Operations and other members of the extended project team(s).

    • Responsible for the on-time and within-budget execution of protocols.

     

    Interact with regulatory authorities, key opinion leaders, and principal investigators:

    • Support Regulatory Authority interactions accountable for providing responses.

    • Liaise with Key Opinion Leaders and Principal Investigators in countries to build a Key Opinion Leaders /Principal Investigators network for new trials.

     

    The preferred candidate has the following education and experience:

    MD with pharmaceutical experience, or similar drug development experience in an academic setting.   Our preferred candidate will have experience in these areas:

    • Infectious Diseases
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Clinical Development
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  • Sr Clinical Scientist

    Clinical Operations

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of DNA immunotherapies that transform the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Inovio has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Roche/Genentech, ApolloBio Corporation, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, 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

    S/he 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

    Leads 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.

    Prepare and finalize 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.

    Oversees data quality including regular review of data metrics and listings, protocol deviations, eligibility violations, dosing deviations, and suspected serious non-compliance by sites.

    Leads the development of and oversees implementation of patient recruitment and retention strategies and acts on any deviations from plan.

    Escalates issues related to study conduct, quality, timelines or budget to operations lead and other stakeholders and develops and implements appropriate actions to address issues.

    Manages and oversees study close-out activities including but not limited to database lock, reconciliation of vendor contracts, budget, TMF, and study drug accountability.

    Ensures accurate budget management and scope changes for assigned studies.

    Manage project timelines and vendor performance to meet departmental and corporate goals.

    Oversees and ensures the CROs and Third Party Vendors are in alignment and are delivering per the scope of work

    Responsible for 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 6 years relevant industry experience; advanced degree is a plus.

    Ability to understand and implement the strategic direction and guidance 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 in CRO selection and management, including drafting request for proposals (RFPs), bidding process, etc.

    Experience in managing infectious disease clinical trials (emerging infectious diseases preferred).

    Knowledge of FDA, ICH, GCPs, and regulatory requirements.

    Experience in global clinical trial operations including experience developing protocols and key study documents. 

    Ability to work within a team, including leadership skills.

    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 including (but not limited to) Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, IVRS/IWRS, EDC.

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Sr Clinical Trial Manager - (Oncology)

    Clinical Development

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

    Inovio is revolutionizing the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Our immunotherapies uniquely activate best-in-class immune responses to prevent and treat disease, and have shown clinically significant efficacy with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of cancer immunotherapies and clinical studies, the company is advancing a growing product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include Roche, the University of Pennsylvania, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, US Dept. of Homeland Security, and University of Manitoba. For more information, visit www.inovio.com. 

    Job summary

    Responsible for overall clinical study conduct of Inovio and investigator sponsored research, including verification of source documentation versus Case Report Forms to ensure accurate and complete data and compliance with protocol(s) and Federal regulations, ICH, & GCPs, and local requirements. Duties may also include oversight of clinical trial operations as performed by a CRO or other external consultants.

    Summary of essential job functions

    • Develops and manages clinical protocols and amendments, informed consent forms, training material, case report forms, diary cards, clinical study reports and other clinical documents, and contributes to the development of investigator's brochures. Ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines in the development of documentation.
    • Oversees study conduct and communicates study-related information to investigators and study staff. Oversees and tracks recruitment and retention of study subjects.
    • Manages study timelines. Reports on study progress and provides options for handling problems that develop. Provides progress updates and summaries to management. Develop tools and processes that increase efficiencies of the project.
    • Prepares regulatory documents for FDA and other regulatory submissions. Supports management with implementation of departmental strategies and policies.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor/Masters degree.
    • At least 3 years of clinical research experience. Regulatory affairs experience a plus.
    • Area(s) of expertise desired: Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering, Cell or Molecular Biology. Experience with vaccines highly preferred.

    Essential requirements

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and ability to interact effectively with management and prioritize diverse projects for multiple disciplines.
    • Thorough knowledge of all applicable regulations, including FDA, ICH and ISO guidelines. Medical device experience a plus.

    Disclaimer

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

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

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