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Flow Cytometry Operator

Job Details
Closing Date: 2021-10-01
Institution: University of Lausanne
Keyword Names: Cancer/Oncology, Academic/Research
Line 1: University of Lausanne
City: Lausanne
Country: Switzerland
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Job Description

Flow Cytometry Operator for the Flow Cytometry Facility (FCF)

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

The Flow Cytometry Facility located in the The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) (Agora Cancer Center) is looking for an individual interested in a diverse, international and innovative work environment to fill the position of a Flow Cytometry Operator (100%).

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is one of five Swiss university hospitals. Through its collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne and the EPFL, CHUV plays a leading role in the areas of medical care, medical research and training.

The Flow Cytometry Facility (FCF) is a technology platform within the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland. The FCF provides both infrastructure and support in flow cytometry to the local research Community.


  • Perform operation, QC and maintenance of high-speed cell sorters and analyzers (MoFlo Astrios, FACSAria, Fortessa, Gallios, Cytoflex, Canto) (under supervision)
  • End-user support and training in experimental design and instrument operation
  • Assist investigators with data analysis using various software packages (FACSDiva, FlowJo, FCS Express etc.)
  • Identify problems, perform trouble-shooting and interact with external technical support or repair personnel
  • General lab organization


  • BSc or MSc in a related subject (biology, biochemistry, bioengineering) or a degree from a technical college or similar education
  • Minimum 1 year flow cytometry experience, any experience in high-speed cell sorting would be of advantage
  • Good communication and social skills to interact with the diverse users of the core facility
  • Interest in becoming part of a technology platform
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with both PC and MAC environments
  • Knowledge of at least one of the common flow cytometry analysis packages (eg. FlowJo)
  • High commitment, motivation, open-mindedness and attention to details
  • Fluency in English is essential, working knowledge of French would be a plus

We Offer

  • High social benefits
  • Three days of training per year
  • 25 working days of vacation per year
  • Very good restaurants with preferential rates.

Contact for information:

  • Danny Labes, Technical Director of the FCF Antenna at the Agora Cancer Center.
  • Dr Anne Wilson, Coordinator of the FCF Platform of the University of Lausanne.