Mass Cytometry Specialist Technician

Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-02-04
Institution: University of Birmingham
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Core/Shared Resource Laboratory, Technician/Technical
Salary: £27,025 to £29,515
Line 1: University of Birmingham
City: Birmingham
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Mass Cytometry Specialist Technician - 80604

College of Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS), University of Birmingham, UK

Job Purpose

The University of Birmingham has recently made a large strategic investment in additional equipment for the Flow Cytometry Core Facility within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS). The central facility comprises 2x BD FACS Aria Fusion sorters, 2x BD Fortessa flow cytometers, 1x Beckman Coulter Cyan flow cytometer and 2x Beckman Coulter Cytoflex flow cytometers located within the Institute of Biomedical Research. Additional instruments are supported including a further 3x Beckman Coulter Cyan flow cytometers, 2x BD Fortessa flow cytometers and additional cell sorters. These are in various locations across the university, including the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM). In addition a Fluidigm Helios Mass Cytometer or Cytof is located in the ITM. Sample preparation and analysis on the Cytof has already been established by research staff, and this will now be offered as a service.

This post will deliver the specialised Mass Cytometry service on the Fluidigm Helios instrument based in the Institute of Translational Medicine in the College Medical and Dental Sciences.

This post sits within the Infrastructure and Facilities team and requires knowledge of flow cytometry, and ideally mass cytometry. The post will involve support in experimental design for users, and delivery of the specialised mass cytometry service, as part of both the core flow cytometry facility and the ITM. There may also be a requirement to train other staff and to assist in compliance with local SOPs, College and local H&S policies in order to establish and maintain a safe and productive local working environment.

Person Specification

  • Proven practical experience of flow cytometry and mass cytometry
  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject
  • Minimum GCSE (A*- C) or equivalent in mathematics
  • Extensive experience of similar laboratory based work
  • Positive service attitude and shows courtesy in dealing with others
  • Ability to organise and manage own work load and demonstrate flexibility in terms of work practices/requirements
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision but function as part of a team
  • Knowledge of current relevant H&S policies
  • Proficiency in commonly used software packages
  • Willingness to work towards professional registration.

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