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Cytometry Specialist


The Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine is a dynamic and stimulating place to work, focused on excellence in research, education and patient care. The lab strives to create a highly collaborative, dynamic and positive environment, with particularly challenging and rewarding roles.

Duties include:

• Plan and perform experiments (CyTOF method) in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results, including high-dimensional data. Present results to the team and PI, offering suggestions or modifications of procedure.
• Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research involving T Cell immunology, CyTOF, sample processing, and optimization for target molecule staining.
• Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate post-doctoral individuals.
• Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
• Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
• Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
• Help orient and train new staff or students.

*Other duties may also be assigned


Desired Qualifications:

• Experience working with the CyTOF.
• Bachelor’s degree in biology or microbiology.

Education and Experience (Required):

  • Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Required):

• General understanding of scientific principles.
• General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
• Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
• Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.

Physical Requirements:

• Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
• Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
• Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
• Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
• Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
• Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
• Position may require repetitive motion.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions:

• May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
• May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
• Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
• Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
• May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.


Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine

Department URL:

Schedule: Full-time

Grade: E

Job Code: 4951


Open Date: March 12, 2018
Close Date: May 12, 2018
Location: USA - Stanford, California
Attachment: N/A

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