Hesperos, Inc. Ph.D. Laboratory Scientist I – Multiple Positions Orlando, FL · Full time

Ph.D. Laboratory Scientist I – Multiple Positions Job Posting # HESP1017231


Ph.D. Laboratory Scientist I – Multiple Positions

Job Posting # HESP1017231


Orlando, Florida – Full Time


The Ph.D. Laboratory Scientist is an experienced professional with knowledge and experience in biological, biomedical bioengineering, and/or pharmacological research with an emphasis on experimental design and data collection, analysis, and reporting (Experience in organ- on-a-chip, organoids and micro-physiological systems is a plus). The individual in this position will be required to exercise excellent prioritization, communication, and customer service skills. The Scientist must possess the ability to successfully manage competing and changing priorities and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, technical, and evolving environment. The Scientist will assist with communicating, documenting and presenting results to staff and clients. The Scientist must exercise critical judgement, confidentiality, and considerable initiative in project management.



Applicants must have the following qualifications:

·        Ph.D. in biological or chemical sciences from a known and accredited institution.

·        Two or more peer-reviewed publications in relevant and accredited scientific journals.

·        One-year minimum hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture and associated technology.

·        Working knowledge of common office and scientific software including word processing, spreadsheet processing, project management, statistics, and presentation preparation.


In addition, applicant must have a working knowledge of and demonstrated competence in at least two of the following laboratory procedures:

·        Differentiation of stem cells

·        Flow cytometry

·        Immunocytochemistry

·        Fluorescence microscopy

·        Molecular biology (RNA, RT-PCR, protein extraction, Western blot analysis)

·        HPLC/MS

·        Toxicology


Ideally, the applicant will also have experience in laboratory safety documentation, regulatory compliance, and preparation of contracts and/or grant applications.


In this role you will be responsible for:

·        Directing one or more research projects including

o  Creating statements of work (SOWs).

o  Designing experiments to achieve aims and milestones.

o  Producing a project calendar of specific tasks.

o  Keeping projects on track, on time, and on budget.

o  Keeping up with the relevant scientific literature, new technologies, and gold standards.

o  Producing final reports, publications, and presentations.


This description is a summary only and describes the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the Hesperos Chief Science Officer.


The salary range for this position is $64,000 to $70,000 with accompanying company stock. The salary of the finalists selected for this position will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.


Hesperos, Inc. offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

·        Medical, dental, and vision coverage

·        Short-term and long-term disability

·        Life insurance

·        Paid time off


About Hesperos

Founded in 2015, Hesperos, Inc was established by Drs. Shuler and Hickman with the goal of accelerating drug discovery by leveraging their Human-on-a-Chip®. Shuler and Hickman have been at the forefront of every major scientific discovery in this realm, from individual organ-on-a-chip constructs to fully functional, interconnected multi-organ systems establishing the first "human-on-a-chip."


Today, we bring together biologists, surface chemists, and engineers, to produce some of the world’s most advanced organs-on-a-chip platforms.


As a company, this is done by offering development of custom models with up to 5-organ or tissue types. From gene expression to electrophysiology, we recreate key components of organs in a fully interconnected, functional system. Chemically patterned microchips enable real-time, non-invasive monitoring of organ activity to detect minute changes to function over time.


With these models, we're able to provide pre-clinical insight into the efficacy and off-target toxicity of single and multi-drug treatments.






$64,000 - $70,000 per year