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Head, Flow Cytometry Section, NIAID, NIH

Flow cytometry is an important technology in biomedical research and is particularly critical for DIR efforts in immunology, parasitology, infectious disease, allergic disease, and vaccine development.


Major goals are to provide access to state-of-the art technologies, help design and run experiments, facilitate data interpretation, and provide results which are consistently high quality. In addition, the goal of providing and maintaining state-of-the-art technologies requires a thorough knowledge of flow cytometry technology as it applies to biological applications. To accomplish this, the head of the FCS will attend international and local meetings, have knowledge of current literature, and interact with DIR scientists and other experts in the field.


The head of the FCS will have extensive interaction with numerous DIR investigators and is relied upon to provide advice on fluorochrome usage, suggestions for experimental protocols, advice on products for flow cytometry such as reagents and analysis software, and experimental design for flow cytometric approaches to a particular experiment or project, e.g. panel development. The head of the FCS supervises the operation of the Custom Antibodies Facility.

The duties of this position are wide ranging and include the following:


  • Supervision of FCS staff
  • Instrument troubleshooting
  • Establishment and/or management of Section policies and procedures, including laboratory biosafety policies
  • Consultation with DIR investigators, including meetings prior to the initiation of new sorting experiments
  • Education, both a formal introductory flow cytometry course and one-on-one training
  • Consultation with instrument manufacturers
  • Technology development and collaboration with investigators to facilitate novel applications
  • Participation in NIH Select Agent and Biosurety Programs
  • Oversight of budget for the entire FCS, including recommendations for instrument upgrade/replacement consistent with the overall goal of maintaining a state-of-the-art facility




  • Interested candidates must possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D.)
  • U.S. citizenship is not required


To Apply:


Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a one- to two-page

statement on their background and interests in the position to

by May 31, 2018.


Open Date: April 19, 2018
Close Date: May 31, 2018
Location: USA - Bethesda, Maryland
Contact: Dr. Bob Hohman,
Attachment: N/A

Our vision is to advance the impact of cytometry in meeting current and emerging challenges in the life, biomedical, and physical sciences.

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