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

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

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

Career opportunities

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

  • Position

    Location

  • Bioengineer/Research Associate

    Research

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

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

    Position #1 - Research Associate, Bioengineering

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Position #2 - Associate Scientist, Bioengineering

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Preferred requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Clinical Supplies Coordinator

    Manufacturing

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Clinical Supplies Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring all shipments and returns of supplies in support of clinical trials.  Frequent communication/collaboration with cross-functional groups from multiple internal departments in support of Clinical Trial planning and process improvements are essential components of this position.  Document review, procedure updates, metrics reporting and change submittals are also required in support of a standard practice of continuous improvement within this role.  Special projects are a necessary aspect of the Clinical Supplies Coordinator position.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Liaise between Clinical, and Manufacturing/Production departments in support of clinical trial shipment activities.
      • Review parameters, customer demand and operational procedures to ensure delivery of shipments.
      • Participate and/or establish meetings as required.
    • Coordinate and monitor shipments, returns, and in-transit materials in support of clinical and R&D trial requests
      • Communicate with external customers regarding shipments, returns, and inquiries.
      • Create and coordinate shipment orders upon customer request.
      • Create and coordinate return shipment orders upon customer request.
      • Monitor shipments to ensure delivery and undue delay.
      • Work jointly with Clinical Sites, Shipment Requestors, Freight Providers, and Brokers to ensure timely processing of all domestic and international shipments and returns.
      • Investigate and resolve any shipping discrepancies that may occur during the distribution process.
      • Assist with packaging and shipping activities as needed.
    • Coordination of materials and goods.
      • Maintain inventory management system.
      • Review and monitor inventory levels in relation to usage and demand.
      • Generate and prepare metrics or reports for meetings and presentations.
    • Document writing and supporting projects
      • Create/revise SOPs, work instructions, protocols and reports as well as other documents as required.
      • Address audit findings and institute related actions
      • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering in distribution-related process development/changes.
      • Independently coordinate process improvements related to manufacturing and distribution
      • Generate or assist in change orders, NCMRs and other documents as needed.
    • Other duties as required

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree required or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained
    • Minimum 2 years of industry experience in supply chain management and quality system background
    • Familiarity with ERP systems
    • Familiarity with CFR Title 21 Part 820 and ISO 13485:2003
    • Ability to write document such as SOPs, Work Instructions, Protocols and Reports, and etcetera
    • Ability to work independently and coordinate within a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Excellent organization skills
    • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Physically able to work in an environment involved with packaging and shipping clinical devices and supplies in addition to typical office activities
    • Physically able to lift up to 25 pounds

    Disclaimer

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, 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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  • Principal Embedded Software Engineer

    Engineering Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

     

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

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  • Research Associate I

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Research Associate I (Analytical Sciences)

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

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

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Perform daily accessioning of sample shipments, noting and reporting any issues
    • Perform blood and tissue sample processing, including cell isolations.
    • Ensure proper documentation and record keeping is completed as required.
    • Perform duties while adhering to corporate policies and SOPs.
    • Perform general lab duties, such as reagents prep, stocking supplies, equipment maintenance, cleaning, and preparing outgoing sample shipments.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Research Associate I, Preclinical (2 positions available)

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Research Associate I (RA) is responsible for performing in vitro and in vivo experiments as part of a team to support development of DNA-based vaccines and therapeutics prior to clinical development. The RA performs a variety of techniques, including treatment and sample collection, immunoassays, cell-based assays, flow cytometry, and cell line maintenance. The RA troubleshoots problems, reviews and documents results, and presents findings at departmental or company meetings. The RA performs general lab duties as needed.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Perform a variety of biological techniques/assays, such as ELISA, ELISpot, flow cytometry, Western blotting, transfections, and cell line maintenance.
    • Perform in vivo experiments, including treatments and sample collection.
    • Review and document experimental results.
    • Present experimental results at department and/or company meetings.
    • Perform general lab duties such as prepare reagents, stock supplies, clean work areas.
    • Willing to drive between different work locations within San Diego.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology, cell or molecular biology.
    • 0-1 year of research experience within an academic or industry lab
    • Experience with immunological techniques, sterile tissue culture, and working with primary cells desirable
    • Ability to learn new techniques quickly
    • Ability to work within a team environment and consistently meet deadlines
    • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills

    Disclaimer

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

     

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

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  • Research Associate II (Analytical Sciences)

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology, cell or molecular biology, or bioengineering.
    • Previous experience with performing immunological assays and handling human biological samples.
    • Two years of research experience within an academic or industry lab.
    • Demonstrated prior experience in good laboratory practices, experience in biological sciences.
    • Ability to work independently and complete assignments within the established timeline.
    • Ability to work collaboratively.
    • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills.

    Disclaimer

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

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

    Apply
  • Research Associate II, Preclinical

    Research and

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Research Associate II works with Scientists and Research Associates in the Preclinical Development group to complete projects characterizing the immune responses induced by potential therapeutic vaccine candidates and facilitates the development of DNA-based vaccines prior to their entry into Product Development activities. The RA II has a solid foundation in core laboratory skills such as aseptic technique, primary tissue cell culture, pipetting µL and mL volumes, and record keeping.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Assist in performing a variety of immunological assays including ELISA, ELISpot, flow cytometry, western blotting and tissue culture with a high level of expertise
    • Perform hands-on experimental in vivo research, including treatments and tissue collection
    • Perform detailed documentation and record keeping
    • Communicate results at internal meetings and external meetings with pharmaceutical and academic partners
    • Perform general lab duties such as reagents prep, stocking of supplies, cleaning, and shipping and receiving
    • Drive between different work locations within San Diego
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements

    • B.S. Degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology or cell biology
    • Background in immunology, mouse models, and immunological assays such as ELISA, or ELISpot is preferred
    • Minimum 2 years of research experience within an academic or industry laboratory
    • Willingness to work with in vivo experimental models
    • Experience with aseptic technique and tissue culture
    • Excellent written/oral communication skills, documentation and record keeping are essential
    • Ability to effectively multi-task
    • Strong experimental mathematical skills as applied to biological assays
    • Competency with multi-channel and stand pipetting
    • Ability to work independently and within a group
    • Willingness to occasionally work non-traditional hours to complete experimental tasks as needed
    • Willingness to drive between different work locations within San Diego

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Scientist

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Scientist will work within the Preclinical Research group and be responsible for driving research studies on next generational DNA-based immune prophylatics and therapeutics for oncology and infectious disease targets. Specifically, the projects will include developing and executing methods to measure in vivo gene expression, and efficacy of novel drug candidates through in vivo models and in vitro assays, including molecular and cell-based assays. Additionally, the Scientist develops and optimizes immunoassays to define mechanism of action and correlates of efficacy in preclinical models. The position requires the execution of basic research projects and preclinical studies in support of various FDA filings.

     

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Design and execute in vivo and in vitro studies to assess novel DNA-based therapeutics
    • Perform a variety of assays including flow cytometry, ELISpot and ELISA
    • Lead the development and optimization of new assays for use in preclinical models
    • Assist in projects requiring collaborations with other research personnel within Inovio, as well as collaborations with external partners
    • Utilize appropriate software to analyze data and report results
    • Present data at both internal and external scientific meetings
    • Write, edit, and/or submit manuscripts and grants as required
    • Supervise and mentor junior staff members
    • Willing to drive between different work locations within San Diego
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements

    • Master’s/Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology, molecular biology, or oncology.
    • 2 years of research experience required with Ph.D.
    • 4 years of research experience required with Master’s Degree.
    • Background in immunology and/or oncology.
    • Expertise at flow cytometry.
    • Experience working with in vivo models.
    • Technical proficiency, ability to learn new techniques quickly, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills required.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word as well as data analysis graphing programs, such as Prism.
    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as function with a high degree of independence.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Scientist (Preclinical)

    Research

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

    The Preclinical Scientist is responsible for driving research on DNA-based vaccines and therapeutics for oncology and infectious disease targets. The Scientist develops and executes methods to evaluate product efficacy, define mechanism of action, and identify biomarkers and correlates of efficacy for clinical translation. Additionally, the Scientist works with a cross-functional team of biologists, analytical scientists, and engineers to contribute ideas and execute projects aimed at identifying and evaluating novel drug candidates and next generation DNA delivery systems. The Scientist is expected to conduct a wide range of in vivo and in vitro techniques, including in vivo gene transfer, pharmacokinetic studies, immunoassays, and cell-based assays.

    Essential job functions and duties

    • Design and execute in vivo and in vitro studies to assess DNA-based vaccines and therapeutics
    • Identify, develop and perform a variety of assays including flow cytometry, ELISpot, ELISA, and reporter assays
    • Contribute ideas and assist on projects requiring collaborations with other research personnel within Inovio, as well as collaborations with external partners
    • Utilize appropriate software to analyze data and report results
    • Present data at both internal and external scientific meetings
    • Write, edit, and/or submit manuscripts and grants as required
    • Supervise and mentor junior staff members
    • Willing to drive between different work locations within San Diego
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum requirements

    • M.S./Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology, cell biology, or pharmacology
    • 2 years research experience required with Ph.D.
    • 4 years research experience required with M.S.
    • Strong background in immunology preferred
    • Experience with immunoassays, gene and protein expression analyses, reporter systems, and in vivo models
    • Technical proficiency, ability to learn new techniques quickly, effective problem solving and critical thinking skills required
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word as well as data analysis graphing programs, such as Prism.
    • Ability to collaborate in a team environment, as well as function with a high degree of independence.
    • 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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  • Senior Embedded Software Engineer - Temporary/Contractor

    Engineering Operations

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

     

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

     

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

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  • Vivarium Technician II

    Research and Development

    San Diego, CA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • Associate Director, Trial Master File

    Clinical Operations

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

     

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

     

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  • Associate Scientist, Preclinical R&D

    91-R&D

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

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

     

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  • Clinical Trial Associate

    Clinical Operations

    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. The company is advancing a growing clinical and preclinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, 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

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

    Essential job functions and duties may include

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

     

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Area(s) of expertise desired: Biology, Immunology, Bioengineering, Cell or Molecular Biology. Experience with vaccines highly preferred
    • Years of experience required: Combination of 0-2 years of monitoring and/or 0-2 years of clinical trial management experience
    • MS Office Suite proficiency [Word, Outlook, Excel (must be strong in Excel)]
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and ability to interact effectively with management and prioritize diverse projects for multiple disciplines
    • Ability to work independently and provide quality work
    • Working knowledge of FDA regulations/guidelines, ICH guidelines, and GCPs
    • Demonstrates an understanding of trial and strategy, protocol objectives, and study outcomes
    • Some travel may be required

    Disclaimer

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

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

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  • IT, Business Solutions Architect

    IT

    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    Company Profile

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

    Job summary

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

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

    Essential job functions and duties

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

    Minimum requirements

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

    Disclaimer

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

     

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

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

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