Scientist I / Scientist II - Cardio

Full Time

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Job description

Scismic is supporting the growth of a biotech company that is working on a Human-on-a-Chip platform.  

The company brings together biologists, surface chemists, and engineers to produce some of the worlds most advanced organs-on-chips. From gene expression to electrophysiology, our biologists recreate key components of various organs. Chemically patterned microchips are engineered to enable real-time monitoring of organ activity. Finally, our engineers utilize sophisticated measurement techniques to detect and quantify minute changes. The result of this collaboration is an ability to study therapeutics in a way which was previously only possible in clinical trials.

About You

  • You are a rigorous experimentalist who takes pride in your ability to execute at the bench.
  • You are conscientious and pay almost obsessive attention to detail, as organized documentation is second nature.
  • You are curious, love learning and are eager to take on hard problems.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy pushing the edge of what is possible.
  • You are resourceful and like to work independently but are not shy to ask for advice.

What You’ll Do

  • Keep detailed and organized records of experimental protocols and results
  • Design, optimize and oversee day to day experiments
  • Present findings and data analysis in research meetings.
  • Compile and interpret data and prepare presentations for management review
  • Assign tasks to and mentor junior scientists (research associates and research assistants)
  • Manage multiple projects (2-4) simultaneously ensuring each project meets required deliverables in appropriate deadline
  • Develop statement of work (SOW) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for client contracts
  • Attend and present data in client meetings
  • Establish and oversee quality control in all aspects of your team projects
  • Write and submit final reports and manuscripts under the guidance of Senior Scientist at the conclusion of a project

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Creativity and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team to achieve technical and corporate milestones

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Masters with 3 years or PhD with 0 years of experience.
  • Proficiency in common office software (typically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to lead and mentor research associates
  • Exceptional communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in preclinical models of cardiac diseases, cardiac and vascular function assessments required
  • A strong record of innovation and research accomplishments in cardiovascular research required
  • Cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanistic expertise in cardiac function required
  • Experience with culturing induced pluripotent stem cells and cardiomyocytes, as well as evaluation of
  • functional endpoints relevant to cardiomyocyte biology required

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in:

  • Managing junior technicians and/or graduate or undergraduate researchers
  • Standard molecular biology techniques (qPCR, ICC, Western Blot, ELISA)
  • Experience with, Instagantt, and Python
  • Independent planning and execution of complex in vitro experiments
  • Experience with primary cardiac cell isolation.


  • Company Stock Ownership
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick Leave, and Company Holidays

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

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