Head of Flow Cytometry Facility

University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland
May 02, 2021
May 30, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Department of Biomedicine (DBM) of the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel promotes integrated research in biomedical research within the four focal areas immunology, oncology, stem cell biology & regenerative medicine, and neurobiology. The DBM provides a stimulating environment with state-of-the-art core facilities, enabling biomedical research of the highest quality. The Flow Cytometry Facility provides all DBM researchers with access to high-end cell sorters and analyzers, supporting a broad range of basic and clinical research projects. To join our Flow Cytometry Facility team we seek a Head of Flow Cytometry.

Your position
  • Hands-on operation of multi-laser, high-speed cell sorters (currently 1 BD Influx and 3 BD FACSAria) and supervision of user-operated BD FACSMelody
  • Responsibility for QC, maintenance and repairs
  • Active, hands-on work and coordination of a team of 4 Core Facility operators (3+1)
  • Instruction and supervision of users operating flow analyzers (5 BD LSRFortessa, 5 BC Cytoflex, 1 Cytek Aurora, 1 Fluidigm CyTOF Helios + Hyperion, 1 ImageStream)
  • Providing expert advice in experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation of results
  • Keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies and new applications and advising the DBM leadership on purchase of new equipment
  • Active membership in our Flow Cytometry Facility steering committee including budgeting
  • Part-time active participation in research projects is welcome

Your profile
  • Several years of hands-on experience and expertise in high end sorting with a variety of cell types and experimental systems and as an operator
  • Experience managing a team is preferred
  • Candidates with or without a PhD will be considered
  • A flexible schedule and effective organization skills are mandatory
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain good relationships with DBM researchers are essential
  • The candidate should be self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team

We offer you
  • Broad spectrum of flow cytometry and cell sorting applications in a competitive international research environment in basic and clinical biomedical sciences
  • Challenging work in a dynamic and international research environment
  • Attractive work conditions and salary according to the standards of the University Hospital Basel
  • Perspective to integrate two locations into a common Flow Cytometry Facility in the planned new DBM building
  • Education and lifelong learning

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