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Senior Flow Cytometrist (Onsite)

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Interested in a busy environment assisting hosts of researchers in state-of-the-art research?

Join a dynamic team at the Stanford Shared FACS Facility. We are looking for a Cytometrist with expert skill in sorting and high-parameter flow cytometry to join us and lead our cytometry education and technical training efforts. In addition to assisting with daily instrument operations and researcher support, we are seeking an enthusiastic cytometrist with experience in teaching. A highly qualified candidate will be able to design and implement strategies for training researchers and technical staff to be proficient in equipment operation. Education responsibilities will include working with the Center director to host an educational seminar series and workgroup sessions to help researchers maximize the potential of flow cytometry technologies. This position will require advanced knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods of flow cytometry, sorting, and experimental design.

Experience with 2 or more of the following systems is desired: BD FACSAria/Fusion/S6/Influx sorters, BD Symphony/LSRII analyzers, Cytek Aurora analyzers, Agilent Novocyte analyzer systems, Fluidigm CyTOF. Experience with flow cytometry analysis software and high-dimensional data analysis is also highly desired. This is a salaried position and exact hours will depend on facility operational needs. We offer competitive pay, great benefits, and an excellent work environment.


Duties include:

Oversight of education and technical training in support of the Shared Flow cytometry mission to support research efforts. This may include:
Training researcher and facility staff in operation of flow cytometry analyzers and sorters.
Development of SOPs for instrumentation operation.
Protocol development.
Organization and hosting/presenting educational seminar series and workshops.


Support of facility operations including instrument operation, maintenance and setup.
Providing researchers and new staff members with guidance in experiment design, data analysis, and use of software packages such as FlowJo.
Collaboration with faculty and colleagues to determine and implement instrumentation needs and develop/verify applications to support research.
Ensure appropriate biosafety protocols are in place and review incoming projects for appropriate biosafety levels and documentation.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of 3 years experience with flow cytometry, teaching/instructional experience preferred.
Experience working in a BSL-2 laboratory environment.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and three years of relevant work experience; or Master's degree in a related scientific field and one year relevant experience; or PhD in related science field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
General computer skills, experience with databases and scientific applications, and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
Developing project management skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
Position may require repetitive motion.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a

WORKING CONDITIONS:May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.



WORK STANDARDS:

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

The expected pay range for this position is $84,000 to $106,000 per annum.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Keywords: Stanford University, Redwood City , Senior Flow Cytometrist (Onsite), Other , Redwood City, California

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