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Scientist, In Vivo Division

Hera BioLabs, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted November 24, 2021.

Company Overview :

Hera Biolabs is a life science contract research organization driving research advances in genome engineering and live animal model development for pre-clinical studies.

Hera is seeking an early career scientist to develop rodent models with humanized liver and immune systems.

The Scientist I position will play a pivotal role in developing Hera’s R&D pipeline for CRO services.

Job Description :

The duties of the Research Scientist are to be carried out with a professional, friendly, enthusiastic, can-do attitude.

Commitment to the pursuit of excellence in areas including customer and vendor relations is of utmost importance.

The research scientist is responsible for performing and overseeing tasks associated with all aspects of animal in-vivo research projects.

Responsibilities include assisting with study design, the day-to-day implementation of project preparations and procedures, and data analysis.

Strong communication skills are needed to successfully execute all duties and responsibilities of this evolving position in collaboration with the Executive Director, Study Managers, and Animal Care Technicians.

This position may require weekend or holiday work on a rotational or as needed basis.

Duties (include, but are not limited to):
Execute and/or assist with in-vivo research projects including: surgeries, pre-op and post-operative care, necropsies, tissue collection, and sample collection in accordance with study design and regulating agency requirements.
Conduct research technical duties including intravenous and intrasplenic cell injection, tumor cell subcutaneous inoculation, advanced dosing procedures (oral, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and intravenous), digital caliper measurement, and blood and tissue collection.
Maintain study information and data using software and databases (Excel, StudyLog, SoftMouse)

Coordinate and communicate with technical staff to manage work assignment calendar.
Conduct analytical sample evaluations.
Perform administrative study duties to include: requisition of drug materials, supplies, and animals; document and record preparation; and facilitation and arrangement of all study needs.
Assist with colony health, medical case management, and husbandry care, as needed.
Assist in assuring vivarium compliance with IACUC, IBC, ORI, OSHA, and OLAW requirements.
Required Qualifications:

· Ph.D., recent graduates preferred


· Master’s degree with 2+ years’ experience working in an academic laboratory or biotechnology setting

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Experience supervising and training lab personnel
Advanced rodent surgery, dosing, and sampling techniques, including intravenous and intrasplenic injection capability
Experience with Flow Cytometry, ELISA, microscopy
Track record of independent scientific investigation and the ability to make sound conclusions
Experience managing multiple (2-4) studies simultaneously
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of StudyLog and Softmouse platforms
Ability to self-start, follow through on tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Work and communicate in a collaborative environment and take direction when necessary
Ability to solve problems quickly and multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
Excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills
Job Type: Full-time

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
8 hour shift
Weekend availability
COVID-19 considerations:
Vaccinations, masks, social distancing, hygeine

Doctorate (Preferred)
Molecular biology: 4 years (Preferred)
laboratory animal: 4 years (Preferred)
Work Location:
One location
Work Remotely:
Work Location: One location