PUCL Job#1378 - Flow Operator (Harvard) (July 18, 2022)

Flow Cytometry Operator

Harvard Medical School


Position Description

Exciting opportunity for a Flow Cytometry Operator to join the HMS Department of Immunology and participate in cutting-edge research on the immune system and immunologically-related diseases, using advanced analysis and cell-sorting technology. The Operator will participate in the operation, maintenance and quality control of several flow cytometers (MoFlo Astrios, BD-Aria, BD-Symphony, Cytek Aurora, Agilent Penteon). The Operator will perform analyses and cell sorting in collaboration with researchers at HMS, provide advice on experimental design, and assist the manager with training researchers on the use of the instruments. The Operator will also participate in general clerical duties and various tasks required for the operation and maintenance of the facility. We are looking for a team player for this stimulating and interactive position, ideally with robust experience and know-how in flow cytometry, but we will also train a promising candidate.

Basic Qualifications

At least one year experience with flow cytometry or related technique.

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 good communication skills and attention to detail.

Additional Information

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

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

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.


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 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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