Associate Scientist II, Flow Cytometry

Redwood City, CA, United States
Oct 26, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist II to join the FACS core within Development Sciences.

  • Maintain the FACS Core lab and manage the day-to-day operation.
  • Provide cell sorting service for investigators. Experience in cell line or hybridoma development is expected.
  • Attention to detail, good communication, and collaboration skills will be essential to excel in this position.
  • Proven cell biology expertise working with a variety of sample types including whole blood, cell lines and single-cell suspension from tissue samples is expected.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for higher complexity (+18 color) cytometry platforms is highly preferred preferred.
  • Experience with advanced bioinformatics tools (e.g. 'R' scripts, Spotfire) for analyzing and visualizing biomarker data is highly preferred.
  • Experience with Sharepoint is highly valued.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.



B.A./B.S. in life sciences, with at least 2 year of relevant experience, preferably in the industry setting, is required. A strong knowledge of flow cytometry and cell sorting is essential, with proficiency in traditional manual gating approaches such as FCS Express or FlowJo. Candidates with enthusiasm and experience to adopt advanced analytical tools such as unsupervised and supervised automated analysis (e.g. tSNE, FlowDensity, FlowSOM) will be given strong preference. Hands-on lab experience with human cell-based assays is preferred. Strong communication skills are required. Candidates with previous customer service experience will be given strong preference.

Significant Work Activities
Lift, carry, push or pull weights of more than 20 pounds/9 kilos on a regular/daily basis
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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