Flow Cytometry Core Specialist
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training


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The Flow Cytometry Core Facility in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is looking for a 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.

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 of CyTOF mass spec cytometry a plus.
  • Independent operation of cell sorters; Experience on the BD Influx, BD Aria, or Sony MA900 preferred.
  • Experience performing Luminex Bead based assays and protocols a plus.

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.

General Lab Skills:

  • Perform calculations for preparation of lab solutions and reagents.
  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.

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.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. Priority review of applications will begin on December 3, 2021, but the positions will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for requisition # R0030436. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.


INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for requisition # R0030436. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/ Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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