Flow Cytometry Research Assistant

Harvard Medical School


Job-Specific Responsibilities

Position available for a Flow Cytometry Operator to join the Department of Immunology and participate in cutting-edge research on the immune system and immunologically-related diseases, using advanced cell-sorting technology. The Operator will participate in the operation, maintenance and quality control of several cell analyzers and sorters (incl. a MoFlo Astrios, BD Aria, BD-LSRII/Symphony and Cytek Aurora). He/she will perform cell sorting and flow analyses in collaboration with biomedical investigators at HMS, guide investigators in their experimental design, and train them for use of the instruments. Will also partake in setting and monitoring facility guidelines and protocols and in various administrative duties required for the operation and maintenance of the facility. We are looking for a team player for an interactive mission, ideally with robust experience and know-how in flow cytometry, but will also train a promising candidate.

Basic Qualifications

Two or more years of direct experience in flow cytometry or a related technology.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree in life sciences. Background in immunology as well as expertise with cytometry software (e.g. FlowJo, FCS Express) is a plus. Must also have have good communication skills and attention to detail.

Additional Information

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Job Function



USA - MA - Boston

Job Code

403112 Research Assistant II Lab





Time Status


Salary Grade



55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Pre-Employment Screening



35 hours/week | Monday to Friday | 9:00am-5:00pm



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