PUCL Job#1236 Flow Cytometry Analyst - Salk Institute (Posted June 11, 2019)

Job #: G594

Job Title: Flow Cytometry Analyst

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Position Description:

The Salk Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility is recruiting a Flow Cytometry Analyst to assist in the daily operation of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility. The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides cell-sorting and analysis services and support to the whole institute. The Flow Cytometry Analyst supports core facility staff and provides assistance in the overall workflow including calibration, operation, and maintenance of all core instruments. The Flow Cytometry Analyst is responsible for providing guidance and assistance to new and existing facility users and will have the opportunity to work on several different BD platforms.



  • Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent work experience


  • Advanced degree in biological science



  • Minimum 2 years general work experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience in flow cytometry techniques and principles of operation
  • Experience preparing samples autonomously for flow cytometry, demonstrable proficiency at data acquisition/analysis of samples
  • Proficiency/autonomous operation of BD analyzers and FACSDiva platforms
  • Experience with operation of BD Influx cell sorter and BD Aria cell sorter.


  • Minimum 3 years general work experience
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a core facility environment

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work in a biohazardous environment (BSL-2)
  • Must be able to work with high voltage equipment
  • Able to work a flexible schedule based on research needs and deadlines. Must be willing to submit to a personal background check.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

Physical Requirements: This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, touching, feeling, keying, grasping, talking, hearing, handling, reading, writing, calculating, reasoning, analyzing and communicating.



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