PUCL Job#1103 Core Manager (Michigan) Posted Oct 17, 2016

Core Facilities Manager - Flow Cytometry/Cell Sorting

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The Flow Cytometry and Immune Imaging Core (within the Center for Immunobiology) at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking a highly motivated Core Facility Manager.


  • Operation and maintenance of flow core analyzers and high-speed cell sorters.
  • Work collaboratively with scientists to assist them in acheiving their scientific goals. 
  • Maintain knowledge of current practices in flow cytometry. 
  • Perform instrument maintenance and repairs or initiate repairs through vendors. 
  • Training and education of faculty, staff, post-doctorate, and graduate students in the techniques, operation, and analysis of flow cytometry. 
  • Core facility management including; efficiency, accessibility, outstanding service, and development of standard operating procedures (SOP). 
  • A strong commitment to building and maintaining a positive work environment. 
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects. 
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions. 
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a scientific discipline.
  • At least 1-4 years of lab experience and 1-8 years of flow cytometry and/or cell sorting experience.  
  • Knowledge of FACS principles. 
  • Experience in analytical problem solving. 
  • Experience with tissue culture would be helpful. 
  • Ability to work alone or in a team environment.
  • Experience in tissue and cell imaging technologies using one or more of the following would be adventageous, but not required:  confocal fluorescence, widefiel fluorescence, high throughput fluorescence, Amnis Imaging, and/or brightfield microscopes.
  • Must be a motivated and hardworking individual with a track record of demonstrated planning and organizational skills necessary to maintain and/or supervise the use of laboratory instruments and resources.



About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine  


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed was granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in eight residencies and two fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. The medical examiner’s office, staffed by medical school faculty from the department of Pathology, is accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug-and tobacco-free workplace.


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