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ApoCell, Inc., Houston, TX – Research Scientist I-III / Post-doctoral Scientist

Job Description

ApoCell is a leading molecular diagnostics company specializing in biomarker
development and translational research in the liquid biopsy and immuno-oncology
market. We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a key progressive scientific
position This individual will have the unique opportunity to utilize their scientific skills in
the environment of an innovative life science company that is committed to development
of innovative biomarker technologies.


This person will have the responsibility in conducting and managing daily experiments
involving rare cell separation from blood using a proprietary microfluidic device and
immunofluorescent high-content image analysis or flow cytometry applications. This
person will work closely with other senior research scientists and technical directors to
assist with assay development, project design and execution, and generation of data
reports. Technical applications include basic cellular laboratory techniques with strong
emphasis on immunofluorescence detection, immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry
analytical methods. Experience with next generation sequencing (NGS) experience
using a variety of technologies, eg, Illumina, with key responsibilities in preparation and
formulation of unique library prep reagents is a plus. This person can contribute to
quality control of reagents through a variety of tests, writing of SOPs, and training of
other laboratory personnel, generation of scientific abstracts, publications and grant
applications. We are looking for someone who is a good team player, meticulously
detailed and organized, can work under pressure and has good oral and written
communication skills.

Preferred Candidate Expertise:

  • Ph.D. in Genomics, Immunology, Cellular/Cancer Biology, Stem Cell, Fetal Cell Biology or related fields
  • Any level of postdoctoral research or industry experience in oncology, immunology or related fields with focus on cellular analysis is required
  • Works closely with project managers and resource managers to lead scientific project deliverables and drive assay/product development, project design, execution, and report generation
  • Translational research experience or track record with publications is preferred
  • Experience with genomics techniques including NGS is preferred
  • Strong expertise with immunofluorescent and immunohistochemistry applications including flow cytometry is required
  • Performs quality control on laboratory processes, data generation and analysis, and compiled internal and external reports
  • Knowledge of quantitative image microscopy platforms is a strong plus
  • Extensive cell culture experience is required. Experience with rare cell analysis including Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs), fetal cells and/or stem cells is a strong plus
  • Outstanding skills with project planning, experimental design, oversight and advanced troubleshooting related to execution of experiments, documenting and analyzing data and generating detailed reports is required
  • Strong experience with statistical analysis is preferred
  • Experience with writing publications is a strong plus
  • A team player with good communication skills, ability to work under pressure and multitask

Please email your Resume/CV to: info@apocell.com and reference RSPD500 in the
subject line.