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Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled junior scientist with expertise in flow cytometry techniques and methodologies. The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years hands-on experience in assay optimization, validation, and possess an understanding of Contract Research Organization (CRO) management. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing flow cytometry-related projects, from assay design, assay outsourcing, to data QC and analysis.
- Flow Cytometry Assay Optimization and Validation:
- Design, optimize, and validate flow cytometry assays for various research projects.
- Implement best practices and protocols for sample preparation, staining, and data acquisition to ensure accurate and reproducible results.
- CRO Management:
- Collaborate with external Contract Research Organizations for outsourcing flow cytometry assays and projects.
- Establish strong partnerships with CROs and ensure smooth communication and project execution. Flow Cytometry Data QC and Analysis:
- Perform quality control (QC) on flow cytometry data to ensure data integrity and accuracy.
- Analyze flow cytometry data using appropriate software and statistical tools to extract meaningful insights. Research Support and Collaboration:
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide flow cytometry expertise and support for ongoing research projects.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in flow cytometry techniques and contribute to continuous improvement within the team.
Documentation and Reporting:
- Maintain accurate and detailed experimental records, protocols, and reports.
- Present findings and results in team meetings and contribute to scientific publications and conferences as appropriate.
- Instrument Maintenance
- Preform daily QC, scheduled (basic) maintenance and solve basic problems
- Offer guidance on basic to expert level troubleshooting and resolve performance issues
- Bachelor's in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Immunology, or a related field.
- Demonstrated experience in flow cytometry techniques, including assay optimization, validation, and high spectral panels is a plus.
- Proficiency in flow cytometry data analysis using software such as FCS Express, OMIQ or similar tools.
- Knowledge of CRO management and outsourcing of assays is a plus.
- Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Passion for scientific research and a drive to contribute to advancements in the field.
Pay Rate Range: $40-50/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience
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