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Flow Cytometry Specialist II

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Nov 15, 2022

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The Flow Cytometry Specialist II will help manage operations in the Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core, including 9 staff members and maintain 17 cytometers, and be responsible for end of day operations. Will consult with researchers, perform analyses and sorting, as well as train researchers and staff. Additionally, will help develop and maintain protocols, either technical, scientific or business related. Good communication and organization will be required to aid the core in producing high quality data for our research community.

Job Duties

  • Assist in daily operation of facility including monitoring equipment usage, reagent supply, and recording billing time.
  • Assist in inventory of all reagents and supplies used in the flow cytometry laboratory.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of instrumentation.
  • Practice quality control procedures in order to ensure safety when working with possibly biohazardous samples.
  • Utilize a Flow Cytometer for optimum data acquisition, analysis, manipulation, validation, and quality control purposes.
  • Process, analyze and sort specimen samples from bone marrow, blood, and various other tissues.
  • Analyze and prepare preliminary data.
  • Provide instruction and guidance to researchers and core trained users, including scheduling, analysis and sorting of samples, and basic equipment questions and problems.
  • Acquire and constantly maintain current knowledge of scientific research.
  • Handle special projects/roles in the core.
  • Train new staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology, chemical, biological, physical science or related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Certified Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).
  • Ability to work with some independence
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and take initiative
  • Must be flexible and willing to function on a fast-paced and changing work environment
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with researchers and core users
  • Must be able to work with a large group of people with a variety backgrounds
  • Excellent command of oral and written English language and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Must be good at working in a team and alone
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Familiar with basic lab safety procedures
  • Flow cytometry and/or imaging
  • Panel Design
  • Immunology/Immunophenotyping
  • Data Analysis
  • Sample Prep
  • Independently operation of instrumentation

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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