Flow Cytometry Specialist

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job #: G777
Posted Date: November 27, 2019
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Flow Cytometry Specialist
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Position Description:

The Salk Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility is recruiting a Flow Cytometry Specialist to assist in the daily operation of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility. The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides cell-sorting and analysis services and support to the whole institute. The Flow Cytometry Specialist supports core facility staff and provides assistance in the overall workflow including calibration, operation, and maintenance of all core instruments. The Flow Cytometry Specialist is responsible for providing guidance and assistance to new and existing facility users and will have the opportunity to work on several different BD platforms.



  • Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent work experience


  • Advanced degree in biological science



  • Minimum 2 years general work experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience in flow cytometry techniques and principles of operation
  • Experience preparing samples autonomously for flow cytometry, demonstrable proficiency at data acquisition/analysis of samples experience


  • Experience with operation of BD Influx cell sorter and BD Aria cell sorter.
  • Some supervisory experience
  • Minimum 3 years general work experience
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a core facility environment

Special Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work in a biohazardous environment (BSL-2)
  • Must be able to work with high voltage equipment
  • Able to work a flexible schedule based on research needs and deadlines. Must be willing to submit to a personal background check.
  • Successful completion of the Institute‚Äôs background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, touching, feeling, keying, grasping, talking, hearing, handling, hearing, reading, writing, calculating, reasoning, analyzing and communicating.

Application Details

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled