The incumbent will function as a Senior Flow Cytometry Specialist in a Unified Flow Cytometry Core Facility which equipped with 3 high speed sorters, 5 analyzers, an imaging cytometer and 2 innovative 48 channel analyzers. This individual will have primary responsibility for overseeing advanced flow cytometry analyzers, for user education, for maintenance and operation of instrumentation located across multiple physical sites.
Additional responsibilities involve cell sorting and assisting investigators to run their own samples with the minimal supervision of the Operational Director of Unified Core Facility. Other duties include independently performing daily and monthly instrument maintenance, maintaining laboratory records, ordering supplies, and overseeing more junior personnel. The percentage of the time is about 70% on the analyzer related activities including instrument operation, oversight and user education, and complex panel design, and 30% on the cell sorter related activities including hands-on sorting and also records management.
The candidate will have opportunities to participate in grant writing, develop educational workshops, and advance computational flow cytometry approaches. This position reports to the Operational Director of Unified Core Facility. The applicant will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the vision of a core that serves over 300 investigators with >$150 M in NIH grants, and is poised for additional growth.
The applicant should be highly motivated, detail-oriented and able to prioritize multiple tasks. Sound judgment, strong analytical skills and exceptional interpersonal skills are a must.
A Master's Degree in biology or related field and/or 3 years flow cytometry experience is required. Or A Bachelor's degree in biology or related field and/or 7 years flow cytometry experience is required. The experience with flow cytometry analysis, cell sorting, and novel assay development is required. Equivalent Relevant Work Experience may be substituted for degree requirement and Vice-Versa.
Department Details: The Unified Flow Core is located within the Department of Immunology.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19007543
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