PUCL Job# 1253- Lead Flow Cytometry Research Technician Sioux Falls (Nov 7, 2019)

Lead Flow Cytometry Research Technician – Research



Job Title: Lead Flow Cytometry Research Technician | Research | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Admin-Indirect - Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Performs moderately-complex laboratory testing, experiments and analyses following established protocols. Management of shared research center space to accommodate needs of all labs. Required to serve as a representative of research center interests and needs on multi-research center committees, panels and groups. Participates in regular meetings with other senior technical staff from other research centers to resolve issues related to purchasing, lab infrastructure, facility status, lab/ office logistical functions, and intra research center cooperation. Daily administrative responsibilities of the lab. Participates in the development of protocols, revisions, amendments and monitor plan & scope. Maintains records of research. Compile and analyze data. Make figures and graphs to represent data. Presents results to research group. Responsible for regulatory record keeping and training. Must coordinate and supervise use of research center shared equipment and facilities including generation of Standard Operating Procedures when required. Mediation/ resolution of conflicts between labs over shared equipment and facilities are required. Supervises maintenance and servicing of research center shared equipment and facilities.

Set up, operate, QC and machine troubleshooting Flow Cytometers and Sorters

Effectively communicate with senior technical staff, office staff and other clients clearly and professionally.

Effectively lead the flow core assisting in the execution of Core related projects

Analyze data and assist in writing and editing manuscripts for Core Users as needed.

Assisting Core Users with instrument and software training. Assist Core Users to troubleshoot a variety of general issues related to data acquisition, data analysis, and data storage.

Responsible for maintaining excellence and efficiency in the department

Resolves issues and performs duties as required to meet customer requirements

Candidate must be able to work independently and as a team player.

Responsible for ordering adequate supplies of reagents and other supplies needed. Troubleshoot and learn new techniques to meet the needs of the scientific community. Manage a laboratory facility, including equipment and staff.

Effectively communicate with researchers that request Core services. Participates in regular meetings with other research staff to resolve issues related to purchasing, lab infrastructure, facility status, lab/office logistical functions and intra-research center cooperation. Manage shared space to accommodate needs of all labs. May be required to supervise interns/students or other technical staff.

Acquire in-depth knowledge of study protocols and standard operating procedures. Create policies and procedures and design site specific tools to enhance efficiency and accuracy in completing study tasks. This position will serve as the lead for new project startups at their local sites. Responsible for submission and maintenance of regulatory documentation.


Supervise or instruct other technicians or laboratory assistants. Speaks/writes using correct language, mechanics, and gestures. Receives and stores laboratory supplies; sets order limits and calculates replenishment orders. Productively balances speed and accuracy. Operates and calibrates equipment in multiple and diverse laboratory environments. Monitors environmental, safety and equipment requirements and conditions. Designs policies and standards for a function or department. Consults on issues and considerations for using different types of research approaches. Champions behaviors that inspire cohesiveness and move the organization to reach a vision. Applies established organizational practices in budgeting. Evaluates inventory expenditures vs. budget constraints and controls inventory costs.



Bachelor's degree in a clinical, health or life science field required.

Documented six or more years of hands-on experience and deep knowledge of basic and advanced Flow Cytometry methods and techniques, including proficiency in operating multi-color flow analyzers and sorters, is required.

Good computer proficiency with MS-Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as strong data entry skills

Familiarity with Flow-Jo software packages is essential.

Good customer service skills, with the ability to remain calm, pleasant and professional during times of stress.

Good professional and effective communication skills, verbal, and written.

Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD14651



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