PUCL Job#1318 Res. Asst Augusta University Georgia Cancer Center (05/21)

Augusta University Georgia Cancer Center – Flow Cytometry Shared Resource - Research Assistant

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biomedical sciences such as Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry and a minimum of one year biological research experience preferably in immunology
  • Minimum 1 year hand’s-on flow cytometry instrumentation and software experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage/maintain laboratory instrumentation and lab space/environment.
  • Orient and instruct new users/customers in the workings of the laboratory and its equipment.
  • Assist users with facility interface, instrumentation use and offline analysis computer use.
  • Manage and confirm instrumentation availability and use via iLab operations system.
  • Assist users with use of iLab scheduling and instrument use (Kiosk) system
  • Train for/run cytometer(s) for non-biohazardous and biohazardous cell sorting
  • Interface with service engineers for instrument maintenance and repair as needed.
  • Assist with the laboratory inventory/purchasing/stocking of reagents and supplies.
  • Manage/maintain biosafety and chemical safety guidelines and protocols to ensure compliance.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned


  • 3-5 years research laboratory
  • 3-5 years flow cytometry experience on multiple analyzer and cell sorter instrument platforms
  • Familiarity with iLab scheduling and billing operations software system
  • Jeanene Pihkala BS MT(ASCP)SH, Director
    Flow Cytometry Core Facility
    Georgia Cancer Center - Augusta University
    Health Sciences Campus, CN4158E
    1410 Laney Walker Blvd.
    Augusta, GA 30912-2600


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