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Flow Cytometry Specialist

Job Details
Institution: l'Université de Liège
Term: 1 year renewable
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Core/Shared Resource Laboratory, Specialist
Line 1: l'Université de Liège
City: Liège
Country: Belgium

Job Description

Flow Cytometry Specialist

GIGA Institute l'Université de Liège, Belgium

As a Flow Cytometry Specialist, you will work at the GIGA Flow Cytometry Platform and play an active role in the execution, alongside of numerous researchers, of flow cytometry-based assays across various research areas.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Manage the various operational aspects of multi-instrument flow cytometry facility. Please, have look on the GIGA flow cytometry platform website to read the list of 8 FACS-instruments available at the platform.
  • Train new customers on the different FACS instruments, accordingly with their applications.
  • Give advices to the researchers to design panels (up to 18 colors) for a wide range of applications (ex: multi colors phenotyping, cell cycle, apoptosis, calcium fluxes…) and support them to ensure quality work.
  • Help the researchers to run their FACS analyzes or cell sorting experiments and to analyze flow data from different applications.
  • Perform some of the FACS cell sorting experiments for the researchers.
  • Track performance, calibration, maintenance and booking of the 8 different flow cytometers and take corrective actions, if needed.
  • Be in charge of FACS-related reagents stock management.
  • Be in charge of FACS-maintenance schedule with different companies.
  • Be responsible for all-FACS related SOPs and documentation.
  • Support the platform manager in budgeting flow cytometry spending


  • You hold a bachelor or Master’s degree in Biology or Life Sciences, or equivalent.
  • You have experience in flow cytometry assays, designing panels, performing FACS analysis and cell sorting.
  • You have experience in flow data analyzing.
  • You are analytical, rigorous, autonomous, committed and flexible.
  • You have strong team spirit and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • You have good oral and written communication skills in English and French.
  • You have good knowledge of MS Office (outlook, Word, Excel).

Other elements that are certainly a plus:

  • Hands on experience on the 8 FACS instruments available at our flow cytometry platform.
  • Experience working with customers.
  • Good knowledge of FlowJo.
  • Experience in L2 laboratory good practices.


  • A stimulating position in contact with a large number of people, mainly from the GIGA-Research Institute structured in 9 thematic research units that total close to 600 people distributed in about 50 laboratories.
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, respectful and professional environment.
  • A one-year renewable contract, starting as soon as possible.
  • A salary in line with your experience.


  • Applicants are invited to respond as soon as possible, in French or English. Please, include in PDF format your CV and a letter describing as much as possible your personal qualifications and motivation for applying.
  • Applications or informal enquiries should be sent via email to: Sandra Ormenese