INOVIO is a biotechnology company focused on rapidly bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to potentially treat and protect people from diseases associated with HPV, cancer, and infectious diseases. INOVIO is the first and only company to have clinically demonstrated that a DNA medicine can be delivered directly into cells in the body via a proprietary smart device to produce a robust and tolerable immune response. Partners and collaborators include Advaccine, ApolloBio Corporation, AstraZeneca, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)/Department of Defense (DOD), GeneOne Life Science/VGXI, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, International Vaccine Institute (IVI), Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Ology Bioservices, Plumbline Life Sciences, Regeneron, Richter-Helm, Roche/Genentech, University of Pennsylvania, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and The Wistar Institute. For more information, visit www.inovio.com.
The Senior Mechanical Engineer (SME) works within the engineering group supporting new device development pertaining to drug and electroporation delivery technology. The SME is responsible for the development of drug delivery systems and integration with Inovio electroporation technology and related components. The SME develops device concepts to meet performance requirements determined by business development and the technical team, demonstrates feasibility through analysis and testing, refines product designs to meet cost and contract manufacturing goals, and verifies and validates finished products against specifications. The SME also supports ongoing contract manufacturing sustaining engineering efforts. Design work must be documented and test results recorded conforming to 21 CFR 820.30 requirements for medical device design control. The SME position requires a diverse set of engineering skills with the major focus on mechanical engineering.
Essential job functions and duties
+ Perform hands-on design, building, assembling and de-bugging of device prototypes.
+ Interact with Electrical Engineers to assist with PCB layout and electronic packaging.
+ Analyze and test designs to ensure cost and manufacturing feasibility.
+ Verify and validate finished products to meet required specifications.
+ Find, establish and work with outside vendors to fabricate prototype components.
+ Write protocols and reports, conduct product and component testing, and document work.
+ Participate in testing of de novo delivery devices in vivo using a wide spectrum of research models, evaluating the efficacy, ease of use and overall performance of the new designs.
+ B.S. Degree in mechanical engineering or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
+ Minimum 5 years of mechanical engineering and design and CAD experience in the medical or other regulated industry.
+ Fluent experience with CAD modeling using SolidWorks and/or Pro-E.
+ Drafting practices and standards with basic understanding of ANSI Y 14.5, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
+ Prior experience with statistical software for analyzing data and reporting results.
+ Knowledge of FEA modeling, CFD a plus.
+ Experienced user of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills.
+ Ability to perform in both a team environment and under self-direction.
+ Comfortable with in vivo studies and vivarium setting.
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.