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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 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 data analysis.
  • Create electronic records of production documentation/components.
  • Assist in the development of manufacturing equipment and fixturing.
  • 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 activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees


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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