PUCL Job#1320 Head Flow Facility Univ. Basel (05/21)

Head of Flow Cytometry Facility (100%)

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 (100%).

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

Application / Contact

Please send applications with CV, a description of relevant research experience and the names of 3 referees to Heidi Hoyermann (Head of Human Resources) by email: The position is available immediately or upon agreement. For informal inquiries please contact the chair of the steering committee Prof. Lukas Jeker (

The Department of Biomedicine unites basic and clinical laboratory-based research of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel. For more details, please visit our website:



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