INOVIO is a biotechnology company focused on rapidly bringing to
market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people
from infectious diseases, cancer, and diseases associated with HPV.
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)/Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)/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, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy,
Plumbline Life Sciences, Regeneron, Richter-Helm BioLogics,
Roche/Genentech, University of Pennsylvania, Walter Reed Army
Institute of Research, and The Wistar Institute. For more
information, visit www.inovio.com.
The Senior Director, Protein Design, R&D is responsible for
leading the effort to analyze and create models of antigens and
antibodies encoded by INOVIO’s novel nucleic acid-based vaccines.
The Senior Director works closely with other members of the R&D
team and outside collaborators to create and analyze protein and
antibody structures within the scope of targets in the INOVIO
pipeline. The Senior Director manages several projects
simultaneously while reporting results to colleagues and
collaborators in a timely fashion.
Essential job functions and duties
Lead protein engineering efforts to generate novel proteins and
antibodies in silico using INOVIO’s proprietary technology.
Create and analyze protein and antibody structures.
Collaborate with other R&D team members and outside
Lead and manage multiple projects and report and present
Provide advice and recommendations to senior R&D leadership
and others on protein engineering efforts.
Perform other responsibilities as required by business
Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a similar field.
Minimum 12 years of related experience with at least 7 years of
Extensive industry experience working in a project team setting
to engineer antibodies and generate novel and effective product
Extensive knowledge in molecular biology and protein
Prior experience with protein modeling and structural
Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary biologics
Basic understanding of immunology/oncology preferred.
Outstanding oral communication, organizational and interpersonal
Ability to multitask numerous projects simultaneously.
High degree of independence and thrive in a team-oriented
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