PUCL Job#1359 - Scientific Director, Clinical Flow Northwestern Univ (01/31/22)

Scientific Director, Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory

The Department of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time, non-tenure-eligible, Clinician-Educator track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor to serve as the Scientific Director of the Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory. The individual in this role will lead a team of flow cytometry technical staff to provide high- volume, comprehensive flow cytometry service to hospitals within the Northwestern Medicine system as well as outreach hematology/Oncology clinical services. The Scientific Director will work with the Medical Director, laboratory manager, and operations coordinator and oversee the daily operation of a state-of-the–art clinical flow cytometry laboratory, including Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and compliance with CAP guidelines and all federal, state, and local regulations. The director will also oversee the development and implementation of new flow cytometry tests to meet the continuing clinical needs. Other responsibilities include maintaining open communication with pathologists to assist with technical issues, and maintaining the highest degree of expertise and current information on new technologies. The successful candidate will participate in teaching and training of laboratory staff, pathology residents and fellows. There is also the opportunity to participate in translational research.


Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in an appropriate field and at least 5 years of experience using flow cytometry, with a preference for prior experiences in clinical/diagnostic flow cytometry and laboratory management. The ideal candidate will have strong background in medical/biological sciences and immunology, and extensive experience in multicolor immunophenotyping including panel design, data analysis and interpretation. Excellent communication and leadership skills are required.


The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled. When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position via Northwestern University’s Faculty Recruitment Website. Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.


Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.


The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Daniel J. Brat MD, PhD Magerstadt Professor and Chairman

Department of Pathology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

303 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 3-140

Chicago, Illinois 60611


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