PUCL Job#1351 - Flow Core Specialiat - U Virginia (posted Dec 1, 2021)

Flow Cytometry Core Specialist - University of Virginia, Charlottesville


The Flow Cytometry Core Facility in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is looking for a highly motivated and experience Flow Cytometry Core Specialist. The Flow Cytometry facility services multiple departments and operates state of the art cutting-edge technology within the School of Medicine. We are looking for a team player with an understanding of Flow Cytometry and the ability to operate both analytical and sorting instrumentation for faculty and scientists using the Flow Cytometry Core Facility.


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Flow Cytometry Expertise:

  • Must be able to independently operate analytical and cell sorter flow cytometers while working with a wide range of clients and experiments. 
  • Ability to operate all analytical flow cytometers; Experience with FACSCaliburs, Attune NxT, Imagestream MKII, Fortessa, and Aurora analytical flow cytometers preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience operating CyTOF mass spec cytometry a plus.
  • Independent operation of cell sorters; Experience on the BD Influx, BD Aria, or Sony MA900 preferred.

Customer Service:

  • Ability to assist clients with data analysis and interpretation using various software packages; FCSExpress, IDEAS, FlowJo, OMIQ, Astrolabe and other flow cytometry data analysis packages.
  • Assist clients with the design of flow cytometry experiments, including appropriate choice of instrumentation as well as fluorochromes appropriate for the experiment

Instrument Maintenance:

  • Ability to perform daily and monthly QC on core instrumentation.  Interpret and report deviations of QC.  Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of core instrumentation.

Teaching and Education:

  • Assist Lab Director and Staff in the delivery of Flow Cytometry Training Courses, and Workshops.
  • Plan and develop new technologies and new applications for flow cytometry.
  • Stay current with new technologies and developments in the flow community through research, attendance of conferences, and workshops.
  • Ability to effectively train and communicate with clients on the use of flow cytometry analyzers, cell sorters, and data analysis interpretation.


Minimum Requirements:

·       Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Physics, Biochemistry, Immunology or appropriate related Life Science

·       Experience: Total of 6 years of laboratory experience, 4 years’ experience must be in Flow Cytometry data acquisition/analysis. Preferred 1 year Cell sorting experience. Master's degree in related field may substitute for required experience. 9 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

·       Licensure: SCYM Certification preferred or expected within first year of hire.




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