Staff Research Scientist/Flow Cytometry Core Director

Location
San Francisco, California, US
Posted
Jul 10, 2019
Ref
111757630
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Overview

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), contributing to the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the areas of heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease. Gladstone is composed of four separate institutes and approximately 500 employees. Our employees receive exceptional benefits. We are located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus.

Responsibilities

Gladstone is seeking a talented and motivated senior research scientist to direct the Gladstone Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with Gladstone scientists on various research projects employing flow cytometry methods, as well as develop cutting edge, flow-related techniques to propel science at Gladstone. As director of the Flow Cytometry Core, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising one or more junior core staff members and for ensuring the basic business functions of the core.

Essential Functions
  • Operation of flow cytometers and cell sorters
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and software issues related to the flow core's instrumentation
  • Providing technical advice on experimental methods related to flow cytometry
  • Assisting with data analysis, interpretation, and lifecycle management
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of best practices for flow cytometry
  • Providing training for the use of the flow cytometers, sorters, and related software
  • Supervising and mentoring of junior core staff members
  • Managing the basic business functions of the core as a recharge center (rate setting, advertising, invoicing)


Requirements

Qualifications

  • Extensive practical experience with multicolor immunophenotyping and cell sorting
  • Strong foundation in flow cytometry theory
  • Knowledge of immunology techniques and proto
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of relevant safety protocols
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • A passion for supporting cutting-edge science

Flow Core Equipment

The Flow Cytometry Core currently operates a FACS Aria II SORP, LSR II, LSR Fortessa, FACS Calibur, HTFC (Intellicyt), XStream. Some of these instruments are utilized in a BSL3 environment.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with flow cytometry
  • Previous supervisory/management experience regarded as a major strength

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