Temporary Deputy Head of Flow Cytometry

Job Details
Closing Date: 2018-12-17
Institution: SCRM Building, University of Edinburgh
Job Start Date: 2019-01-01
Term: until September 2019
Keyword Names: Technologist, Core/Shared Resource Laboratory
Line 1: MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Line 2: SCRM Building
Line 3: SCRM Building
City: Edinburgh
State / County: Scotland
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Deputy Head of Flow Cytometry (Temporary)

MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

A temporary Deputy Head of Flow Cytometry position has become available in the flow cytometry core facility at SCRM to cover for maternity leave. The research at SCRM involves a 230+ team of scientists and clinicians, and is aimed at translational science to develop new treatments for major diseases including cancer, heart disease, liver failure, diabetes, and degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's.

The flow cytometry facility in SCRM is a well-equipped and busy core service, and the equipment currently includes three cell sorters (BD FACS Aria II, BD FACS Aria III Fusion and the Sony SH800; operated by facility staff) and five flow cytometry analysers (two BD LSR Fortessa’s, BD FACS Calibur, BD Accuri C6 and an Acea Novocyte). The person appointed will work as part of a team offering in-house personalised flow cytometry to scientists across the University, and externally. Working as part of a team, the successful candidate will be expected to provide a cell sorting service, undertake QC procedures (including maintenance and troubleshooting of sorters and analysers) and provide users with training and ongoing support on the analysers. They would also advise on experimental design, sample preparation, optimisation of flow cytometry protocols and data analysis. Candidates will report directly to the Head of Flow Cytometry.

The successful candidate will be operating at a specialist level in flow cytometric cell sorting and analysis and must hold a degree in a relevant Scientific discipline with relevant flow cytometry experience. Experience in flow cytometry, with a focus on practical experience of multi parameter high-speed cell analysis and sorting is essential. The candidate should have an understanding and ability to implement relevant Health and Safety considerations. Candidates will need excellent communication, planning, organisational, and interpersonal skills, along with first-rate analytical and data interpretation skills, and computer literacy.

The post is available January 2019 - September 2019