Flow Cytometry Core Specialist Senior

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is looking for a Flow Cytometry Core Specialist Senior. The incumbent directs and supports planning flow cytometry experiments, operating the flow cytometer, analyzing flow cytometry data, and providing oversight for core clients carrying out flow cytometry experiments. Incumbent may be requested to oversee all aspects of the Flow Cytometry core management in the absence of the core director.

Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Physics, Biochemistry, or Immunology. Master's Degree in Biology, Physics, Biochemistry or Immunology preferred. A minimum of 6 years' experience in flow cytometry is required, with at least 1 year of cell sorting. An advanced degree in a related field may substitute for required experience.

Must be able to run both analytical flow cytometers and cell sorters and perform maintenance, work with a wide range of clients and assist them with analyzing and interpreting flow cytometry data, and perform calculations for preparation of lab solutions and stocks. Successful candidate must have practical and theoretical knowledge of flow cytometers and cell sorters and be able to independently plan multicolor flow cytometry experiments and advise clients on the best fluorchrome combinations to use on different instruments.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon funding.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience:

A minimum of 6 years' experience in flow cytometry, with at least 1 year of cell sorting experience. A related advanced degree may substitute for required experience.

## If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience:

7 years plus experience in flow cytometry is preferred. 2 or more years experience in cell sorting is preferred.

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to run both analytical flow cytometers and cell sorters as well as perform maintenance.
2. Practical and theoretical knowledge of flow cytometers and cell sorters.
3. Ability to independently plan mulricolor flow cytometry experiments and advise clients on the best fluorchrome combinations to use on different instruments.
4. Ability to perform calculations for preparation of lab solutions and stocks.
5. Ability to help clients analyze and interpret flow cytometry data.
6. Ability to work with a wide range of clients with different flow cytometry needs.
7. Must be willing and able to work in a BSL3 environment.

## Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Prefer ability to operate and maintain FACSCalibur, Cyan ADP and LSRII analytical flow cytometers, prefer ability to operate and maintain FACSVantage and BD Influx cell sorters, ARIA Fusion.

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover Letter

*Department:* School of Medicine, SOM Core Facilities

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*If yes, what is the preferred License or Certification. :* ICCE certification.

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 05-26-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule? :* Yes

*Employment Posting Category:* University Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=75790

*Anticipated Hiring Range:* Negotiable based on credentials.

*Posting Number:* 0616118

*If degree or equivalent experience required, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position. )Degree Requirements Analysis:* Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Physics, Biochemistry, or Immunology.

*Number of Months/Year:* 12

*Drug Testing Required? (Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):* No

*Position Type:* University Managerial and Professional Staff

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No

*Required Computer Applications:* Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint) and Windows 7

*Area of Interest:* Clinical Research

*Employment Conditions:* Criminal HistorySexual Offender RegistryDegree Validation

*Optional Applicant Documents:* Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

*Shift:* Day

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Staff Application

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