PUCL Job#1267 Flow Cytometry Specialist - Orca Bio (CA) (posted Feb 7, 2020)

Flow Cytometry Specialist/Technologist 

Orca Bio

Orca Bio is a clinical-stage cell therapy company dedicated to delivering curative medicine to patients suffering from disease of hematopoietic (blood and immune cell) origin. Orca Bio has developed a pipeline of proprietary technologies that have the potential to impact over 100 malignant and auto-immune diseases. Orca Bio has assembled a team of world-leading experts and technologists to execute this vision.   

Roles & Responsibilities Include:

·       Maintain all equipment in good working condition and ready for use at all times.

·       Manage operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of flow cytometers and cell sorters.

·       Must be able to troubleshoot and fix problems on the spot with minimum of instrument downtime.

·       Communicating quickly regarding system defects and work actively towards resolution. 

·       Create training program to use flow cytometers and cell sorters and modify as appropriate.

·       Provide training necessary for independent acquisition and analysis of multi-color FACS samples in facilities cytometers, specifically: instrument use, general facility etiquette, safety, basic troubleshooting, software, and data interpretation.

·       QC/QA following documented SOPs, generate new SOPs and protocols as needed.

·       Author and prepare technical reports, protocols, and operational plans.

·       Execute testing following defined quality processes.

·       Maintain accurate records of all work performed.


Ideal Educational Requirements and Experience:

·       Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree in life science or clinical fields.

·       Expertise in flow cytometric applications is required.

·       Proven experience teaching technical topics and working in a collaborative environment.

·       Ability to synthesize and articulate technical and scientific methodologies, specifications, and information to all levels.

·       Excellent interpersonal communication skills for both individual and group settings. 

·       Demonstrate patience, a willingness to help others, an ability to explain complex principles clearly and concisely to all experience levels.

·       Ability to problem solve, both independently and as part of a team.

·       Able to work safely in a BSL2 environment.

·       Ability to travel to our Menlo Park facility as needed; primary work location is in Sacrament

·       Effective organization and planning skills.

·       A good sense of humor is a plus! 


Corporate Culture at Orca Bio 

We are a small venture-backed startup in the cell therapy space. Located in Menlo Park, CA, the company environment is team-oriented, friendly, and informal. We have ambitious goals and strive for excellence in performance and quality of work. At the same time, we believe in maintaining a healthy work/life balance and the need to have fun in our daily work!  

If you’re interested in joining us in our mission, please submit your resume and we’ll be in touch!  


Read more about us and our clinical trials at




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