PUCL Job#1288 - Flow Core Manager (Whitehead Inst. Boston) (posted Dec 15, 2020)

We are seeking a Flow Cytometry Core Facility Manager!


Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a leading, nonprofit research and educational institution that has defined the cutting edge of biomedical science, creating a legacy of research excellence and academic eminence since 1982.โ€‹ Wholly independent in its governance, finances and research programs, Whitehead shares a teaching affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offering the intellectual, collegial and scientific benefits of a leading research university.โ€‹ Whitehead’s Faculty Members and Fellows run pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomics—programs with a record of success.โ€‹ 


We offer excellent benefits including a choice of health insurance options; a generous retirement plan; comprehensive dental, disability and life insurance coverage; competitive salary, substantial vacation and holiday time; and programs for tuition reimbursement, dependent care assistance, pre-tax spending accounts, and subsidized public transportation or parking. 


Whitehead Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Classification: Exempt; Administrative Staff

Reports To: Principal Investigator, Dr. Harvey Lodish


Overall Responsibility

The manager of the BSL2 facility will oversee all core facility operations including space, safety, equipment and affiliated software and peripherals, creating accounts, overseeing of usage tracking system, billing, training, inventory and ordering of supplies, data management, personnel, budget, and customer satisfaction. The manager will perform all duties in accordance with the Whitehead Institute’s behavioral standards, mission, values, and vision.


Characteristic Duties

·       Operation and maintenance of a BL2+ flow cytometry core facility equipped with 1BD FACSCanto -HTS bench top cytometer, a BD LSRII SORP bench top cytometer, a BD LSRFortessa SORP-HTS, two BD FACSAria SORP high speed cell sorters, a SONY Cell sorter, three Bioprotect II Safety Cabinets, and one stand-alone computers with flow cytometry analysis software.

·       Optimization of utilization of equipment

·       Performance of demos and facility tours as needed

·       Maintenance, monitoring of performance, and troubleshooting of all equipment and associated peripherals

·       Interact with vendors and engineers

·       Grant writing and preparation of reports as needed

·       Orient new users to the facility

·       Train staff and new users

·       Provide expert technical assistance and consultation on user experimental design

·       Prepare, review, and revise all written training materials, policy, and protocols for the facility

·       Track usage and bill for services rendered

·       Perform inventory and order supplies

·       Keep current with trends, equipment and software in the field through reading, attending seminars, trade shows, conferences, and visits to other core facilities

·       Provide high quality customer service and welcome customer feedback to improve services.

·       Manage core facility personnel; includes approval of time sheets, vacation, performance evaluations, scheduling of tasks, and mentoring.



·       PhD in biology or related discipline or equivalent experience

·       Minimum of 10 years flow cytometry experience

·       Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

·       Must be flexible and demonstrate good skills in instruction and training

·       Ability to work independently and with all levels of Institute staff.



Interested candidates can submit a resume to



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