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Flow Cytometry Specialist

Job Details
Institution: Columbia University
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Core/Shared Resource Laboratory, Flow Cytometry Specialist
Line 1: Columbia University
City: New York
Country: United States

Job Description

Flow Cytometry Specialist

Core Flow Cytometry Facility, Columbia University, New York, USA

The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is a multi-departmental, multidisciplinary research center aimed at optimizing translation of advances in basic immunology from the laboratory to the clinic, understanding immunological diseases and events in humans and optimizing transfer of information and methodologies to achieve synergy between different disciplines of applied immunology.  The CCTI Flow Cytometry Core provides training and access to state-of-the-art flow cytometry instruments for biomedical investigators. The Core operates at two sites (CCTI and Cancer Center) and is equipped with 5 analyzers (LSRII, Fortessa, CantoII) and 4 cell sorters (Influx and AriaII). It also operates an Aurora spectral flow cytometer.

The Flow Cytometry Core is recruiting a flow cytometry operator at the level of Staff Associate. Responsibilities include: perform routine cell sorting for user; maintenance, quality control and troubleshooting of analyzers; ensure compliance with safety and regulatory requirements, provide scientific advice on experimental planning and troubleshooting; performs additional related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a master’s degree in biology or related subject and at least one year of laboratory experience, or a bachelor's degree in biology or related subject and at least 4 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.

Additional Qualifications:

  • The desired candidate must be detail-oriented
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Must be able to multi-task, maintain confidentiality, think creatively, work well as part of a team, and work well under pressure.
  • Experience with flow cytometry required
  • Experience with BD instruments and software (Diva) highly desirable
  • Knowledge and bench experience in the field of immunology, stem cells and/or hematology desirable

To apply:

Please send cover letter, CV and list of references by email to the Core Director, Dr. Remi Creusot at: