Researcher / Senior Researcher / Lead Researcher Opportunity in Flow Cytometry

16 Feb 2023
17 Apr 2023
Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to become a member of the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Shared Resource, a large, state-of-the-art facility for single-cell analysis and isolation that serves a large number of independent investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


The successful candidate will be responsible for performing or assisting with the daily operation of multiple flow cytometers, principally a cell sorter in this lab. This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is extraordinarily supported to enable us to provide a wide range of services. The successful candidate will gain the knowledge and skills to use multiple flow cytometry instruments among the 20 in this facility in performing a broad range of experiments.


Preferred skills

  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in performing multicolor flow cytometry is highly preferred
  • Knowledge of BD DIVA and/or Flowjo software is highly preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of users
  • Experience in sterile and aseptic laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Eagerness to learn and implement new techniques


  • Functions as an integral member of a team of ten staff members in all daily operations, including experimental design and optimization, sample preparation, and utilization of flow cytometry equipment in advancing the progress of multiple research projects 
  • Analyzes and/or sorts samples and prepares presentations of results for end users on an independent and efficient basis using the facility’s equipment
  • Collaborates with a large number of users from multiple departments across the organization 
  • Prioritizes tasks to ensure lab success and validates the daily operational performance of instrumentation
  • Oversees, maintains, and operates a BD FACS Aria/Fusion cell sorter on a daily basis
  • Develops and follows standard operating procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific area is required for all levels

Minimum Experience

Lead Researcher

  • Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master’s degree
  • No experience is required with a PhD degree

Senior Researcher

  • Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Bachelor's degree.
  • No experience is required with a Master's or PhD degree.


  • No experience is required with a Bachelor's degree
  • Basic laboratory experience is preferred.
  • Will also consider current students with an anticipated graduation date within 3 months of application. Verification of degree is required prior to start date.

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