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Scientist, Cell Biology - Flow Cytometry

National Institutes of Health
Carlsbad, CA
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology
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Position Description:
Our Research and Development (R&D) team within the Protein and Cell Analysis business develops new products that empower our customers to discover and gain a deeper understanding of how cells work and enable research in cell biology, immunology, oncology, and infectious disease. We utilize the latest innovations in dyes and instrumentation, combined with a growing antibody portfolio to expand the capabilities of flow cytometry, western blotting, and imaging. It is a multifaceted and fast-paced environment where contributions will have a direct impact on life science research and you'll have the opportunity to learn and develop your career.
What Will You Do?
  • Lead projects to validate and support the commercialization of new reagents for flow cytometry
  • Use knowledge of immune cell phenotypes to independently craft, execute, and troubleshoot experiments
  • Use spectral cytometry technology to design and implement large multicolor flow panels and work with sophisticated data sets
  • Maintain mammalian cell culture, working with both primary cells and cell lines, including the preparation of human and mouse primary immune cells
  • Manage multiple experiments concurrently to meet product release timelines
  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory
  • Prepare and present written and oral reports to manager and extended R&D teams
  • Communicate effectively and work efficiently with team members across the organization to support product development
  • Perform other responsibilities to support the needs of the group, as assigned

How Will You Get Here?

  • PhD in Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field, with 0-2 years of industry experience, or Master's degree in the same field with 4+ years of industry experience, or Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of industry experience.
  • Must have hands-on experience performing multicolor flow cytometry experiments, including sample preparation, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation of results, and troubleshooting
  • Strong immunology background, including experience preparing and culturing human and mouse primary immune cells and familiarity with the phenotypes of primary immune cell subsets
  • Experience with spectral flow cytometry preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and FlowJo software
  • Capable of multi-tasking and being flexible to meet changing priorities
  • Must be highly organized and have strong time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of working within a multi-disciplinary team to support a positive work environment
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