Flow Cytometry Specialist

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #167
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Flow Cytometry Specialist I

 

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Flow Cytometry, Flow Cytometry Specialist I is responsible for assisting in the daily operation of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility.  The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides cell-sorting and analysis services to scientists at LJI, Moores Cancer Center, and other affiliated, LJI collaborators.  The Flow Cytometry Specialist I supports core facility staff with calibration, operation, and maintenance of all sorters and analyzers. The Flow Cytometry Specialist I is responsible for providing guidance and assistance to new and existing facility users.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works under supervision of the Director of Flow Cytometry and guided by other Flow Cytometry Specialists (I/II/III/IV or Scientific Lead)
  • Provides assistance to other Flow Cytometry Specialists and Director of Flow Cytometry
  • Perform daily calibration, operation, shutdown, routine maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of all sorters and analyzers
  • Perform low, medium, and high-speed bulk and custom multi-parameter cell sorting of various cell lines and cell types from murine and human tissue/organs
  • Weekly cleaning and organization of all analyzer rooms and main sorter room
  • Weekly decontamination of all sorters and monthly cleaning of all analyzers
  • Weekly/monthly data archive and database management of all sorters and analyzers
  • Assist facility users in multi-parameter data acquisition and analysis using various software including: Diva, FlowJo and OMIQ
  • Provide assistance to new and existing facility users regarding instrument operation and basic data analysis

 

Leveling Requirements

B.S. in Biological Sciences or related degree preferred with 1-2 years experience in a laboratory environment.  Must be able to work flexible hours. 

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Other details

  • Job Function RA
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA