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Research Associate II, Analytical Sciences

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

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 lead and train RAI level scientists.

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

  • B.S. or Master’s Degree in biological sciences, preferably in immunology, cell or molecular biology, or bioengineering.
  • 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.


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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