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Flow Cytometry Core Administrator

Job Details
Closing Date: 2021-07-30
Institution: George Washington University
Job Start Date: 2021-09-01
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Core Facility Operations
Line 1: George Washington University
City: Washington DC
Country: United States

Job Description

Flow Cytometry Core Facility

George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

The George Washington (GW) Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides researchers access to well-characterized cytometry equipment for sophisticated cell sorting and cell analysis experiments, as well as services in data analysis, instrument training and cytometry education. The goal is to facilitate the production of accurate, reproducible cytometry data in support of the academic and research mission of the GW scientific community.

The core facility is open to all schools and departments of the GW community, as well as to researchers from external academic, industrial, and governmental institutes. See for more information.

Reporting to the Associate Director of the GW Cancer Center, The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is searching for an incumbent for its Flow Cytometry Core Administrator position. This experienced position performs research and handles any outreach, operational, and administrative functions of the GW Flow Cytometry Core, to include data collection, annotation, report generation, marketing, and relationship-building. This research position often handles administrative duties operationally, in addition to providing strategic input for the FCC. This role performs duties in support of the administration and ongoing support of the Core facility, including logistics, documentation oversight, collaborating on data quality procedures, marketing and community outreach. The position typically collaborates on evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives. Incumbent performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Responsibilities include:

  • oversight of all instrument operations: assisting with sample acquisition and data analysis, maintenance, troubleshooting, and end user training
  • managing administrative functions including budget, ordering, and chargebacks
  • collaborating on evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with flow cytometry analyzers and sorters
  • Hands-on experience handling large scale data streams
  • Hands-on experience with flow cytometry analysis software, e.g. FlowJo , and/or other bioinformatic analysis software
  • Experience working in cell biology laboratories
  • Experience in cell culture and/or assay development and optimization
  • Experience managing and coordinating projects