PUCL Jopb#1191 Flow Cytometrist - Jackson Lab, Bar Harbor (posted July 20, 2018)

Flow Cytometrist

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Job Description

Exciting opportunity to join the Scientific Services team as a Flow Cytometrist. This individual would be responsible for assisting with the daily operations in the flow cytometry facilities to support research at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.



Key Responsibilities:

·      Provide the calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and any requested researcher assistance on all flow cytometry equipment (FACSAria II Sorter, LSR II, FACSymphony, Attune, FACSCalibur, and Amnis ImageStream).

·      Maintain inventory of cytometry reagents including titrating and aliquoting antibodies and characterizing new reagents.

·      Provide operator-assisted sorting with BD cell sorters on a flexible schedule. This includes changing nozzle tips, performing quality control, and evaluating daily standardization results to take appropriate actions in case of problems. In addition must be able to trouble-shoot and fix problems to minimize instrument downtime. Must be able to communicate instrument capabilities to users in order to provide realistic expectations.

·      Provide operator-assisted acquisition and analysis of multi-color FACS samples in facilities BD and other machines ( LSR-II, FACSymphony, Attune, FACSCalibur, Amnis ImageStream ) and be responsible for running and analysis of high complexity FACS samples prepared from diverse tissue types.

·      Provide education and train new users for independent instrument use, general facility etiquette, safety, some basic trouble-shooting, software function, and data interpretation & representation.

·      Meet Service Level Agreements including deliverables definitions, time lines and quality.

·      Purchase reagents and consumables as needed.

·      Keep consistent documentation and data entry into iLab and assist with monthly billing.

Required Skills

·      B.S. degree in the Biological sciences with proficient knowledge of genetics, physics, chemistry, instrumentation, immunology, and computers.

·      Two to three years experience with Flow Cytometry. Familiarity with BD Sorters (FACSAria) and analyzers (LSR-II or Fortessa X-20) or other flow cytometry instrumentation is a plus.

·      Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects to completion.

·      Demonstrated ability to be a positive team player across a diverse organization

·      Experience using specialized analysis software (FlowJo, CellQuest, DiVa, Ideas (ISX) as well as Microsoft Office products. Proficiency on Macintosh and PC computers.

·      Excellent personal 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.

·      Training in bacteriological, viral, chemical and physical safety. Able to work safely in a BSL2 environment.



About us:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.


The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.


JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!



Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us



What do we have to offer? 

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.


Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


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