Flow Cytometry Core Facility Manager

Job Details
Closing Date: 2021-02-28
Institution: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Job Start Date: 2021-03-01
Term: indefinite
Keyword Names: Flow Cytometry, Core Facility Operations, Communication Skills, Budget, Customer Service, Training, Inventory, Data Management, Performance Management, Grant Writing, Academic/Research
Salary: $105k - $120k
Line 1: Whitehead Institute
Line 2: 455 Main Street
City: Cambridge
State / County: Massachusetts
Country: United States

Job Description

Flow Cytometry Core Manager

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, USA

Classification: Exempt; Administrative Staff

Reports To: Principal Investigator, Dr. Harvey Lodish

Characteristic Duties

  • Operation and maintenance of a BL2+ flow cytometry core facility equipped with 1BD FACSCanto -HTS bench top cytometer, a BD LSRII SORP bench top cytometer, a BD LSRFortessa SORP-HTS, two BD FACSAria SORP high speed cell sorters, a SONY Cell sorter, three Bioprotect II Safety Cabinets, and one stand-alone computers with flow cytometry analysis software.
  • Optimization of utilization of equipment
  • Performance of demos and facility tours as needed
  • Maintenance, monitoring of performance, and troubleshooting of all equipment and associated peripherals
  • Interact with vendors and engineers
  • Grant writing and preparation of reports as needed
  • Orient new users to the facility
  • Train staff and new users
  • Provide expert technical assistance and consultation on user experimental design
  • Prepare, review, and revise all written training materials, policy, and protocols for the facility
  • Track usage and bill for services rendered
  • Perform inventory and order supplies
  • Keep current with trends, equipment and software in the field through reading, attending seminars, trade shows, conferences, and visits to other core facilities
  • Provide high quality customer service and welcome customer feedback to improve services.
  • Manage core facility personnel; includes approval of time sheets, vacation, performance evaluations, scheduling of tasks, and mentoring.


  • PhD in biology or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years flow cytometry experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible and demonstrate good skills in instruction and training
  • Ability to work independently and with all levels of Institute staff.

Interested candidates can submit a resume to resumes@wi.mit.edu