Flow Cytometry Specialist

Job Details
Closing Date: 2021-05-18
Institution: Imperial College London
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Specialist, Infectious Disease
Salary: £38,614 – £47,373
Line 1: Imperial College London
City: London
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Flow Cytometry Specialist

Imperial College London, UK

Job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and experienced Flow Cytometry Specialist to join the IAVI Human Immunology Laboratory (IAVI-HIL) as the subject matter expert supporting a number of infectious diseases projects, including HIV. This is an exciting opportunity to manage the Flow Cytometry Facility in IAVI’s Human Immunology Laboratory based at Imperial College’s Chelsea and Westminster Campus, London and provide high quality technical support to the scientific and technical staff in the team.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for the development, optimisation, qualification and conduct of multi-parametric flow cytometry-based assays to measure immune responses in a variety of human clinical trials across a number of projects primarily supporting the development of HIV vaccine candidates. You will be responsible for managing the flow cytometry facility including the instrumentation (a BD Symphony and two BD Fortessa instruments) and will act as a flow cytometry subject matter expert. You will contribute to the development of R&D IAVI-HIL led science by providing support, training to others, and an opportunity to be part of capacity building across IAVI’s Clinical Research Centre (CRC) network.

Essential requirements

You will need to demonstrate extensive experience of independently developing novel flow cytometry-based assays plus hands-on experience with multi-colour flow cytometry including manging the maintenance of the instrumentation. Extensive experience working to quality standards e.g. GCLP for supporting clinical trials is essential since the role requires supporting analysis from clinical trials conducted in the UK, Europe and Africa. The post may require some travel and supporting training activities as well as providing support to scientists from various countries with different levels of experience and expertise.

You will be highly motivated, with the ability to work effectively in a challenging, fast moving environment characterised by tight timelines and changing priorities. Experience of working in a multicultural diverse environment, and in particular knowledge and experience of working in or with African partners, would be desirable.

Further information

The post is full-time and fixed term until 31st December 2021, with expectation of extension subject to confirmation of external funding. The post will be based at the Chelsea and Westminster Campus.

For further information please contact Dr Alethea Cope, Senior Director of Human Immunology - acope@iavi.org