Flow Cytometry Core Specialist - UKY

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Job Title Service Core Manager
Requisition Number RE40352
Working Title Flow Cytometry Core Specialist
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $50,981-84,115/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
5 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting at lab bench for up to 2 hours at a time.
Intermittent sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Intermittent standing or walking with objects up to 10lbs.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Job Summary
The Flow Cytometry and Immune Monitoring Core (FCIM) at the University of Kentucky is looking for an Intermediate\Senior level Flow Cytometry Core Specialist. The FCIM Facility provides investigators state of-the-art technologies to provide cutting-edge services to a broad array of investigators, both inside and outside UK. We are looking for a team player with an advanced understanding of flow cytometry and the ability support the maintenance and quality control of flow cytometers and cell sorters, operating/troubleshooting of the flow cytometers, analyzing flow cytometry data, and providing oversight for core clients carrying out flow cytometry experiments.

Flow Cytometry Expertise = Successful candidate must have practical and theoretical knowledge of flow cytometers and cell sorters and be able to work independently. The candidate must have hands-on experience with the ability to operate analytical flow cytometers and cell sorters. Candidate must ensure the timely completion of sample analysis/sorting to ensure FCIM can complete research requests in a timely fashion without sacrificing scientific integrity. Candidate must be able to independently operate sterile cell sorters under BSL-2 biocontainment conditions. Experience with BD instrumentation is required and cell sorting experience is required. Experience with spectral cytometry and sorting is preferred.

Customer Service = Assist core clientele in the acquisition and analysis of flow cytometry samples. Assist clients by providing technical assistance with the design of flow cytometry experiments, including appropriate choice of instrumentation as well as fluorochromes appropriate for the experiment. Ability to assist clients with data analysis and interpretation using various software packages such as FlowJo. Experience with FCS express a plus.

Lab oversight and Instrument Maintenance = Must maintain and order all laboratory supplies to facilitate a properly function core laboratory. Ability to perform daily and monthly QC on core instrumentation. Interpret and report deviations of QC. Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of core instrumentation. Must maintain a clean, safe work environment and ensure safety of staff and compliance with all university, state, and federal regulations.

Teaching and Education = Assist Lab Director and Staff in the delivery of Flow Cytometry Training Courses, and Workshops. Plan and develop new technologies and new applications for flow cytometry. Stay current with new technologies and developments in the flow community through research, attendance of conferences, and workshops. Ability to effectively train and communicate with clients on the use of flow cytometry analyzers, cell sorters, and data analysis interpretation.

General Abilities = Perform calculations for preparation of lab solutions and reagents and have a comprehensive understanding of scientific principles. Must have general computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications. Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment are a must.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree. Experience: 6 years of experience in a lab technician role. Master’s degree or PhD may substitute for required experience in lieu of degree.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work procedures requiring finer finger manipulation. This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
MS Windows, Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience  
Deadline to Apply 06/19/2023
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your training/knowledge of flow cytometry and/or immunology.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your laboratory experience with immunological assays.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your flow cytometry experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • UK Job Fair
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter