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Manager, Flow Cytometry Core

The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine seeks a Research and Development Scientist and Engineer 2 to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to manage the Flow Cytometry Core located in the Institute. The Core provides access to instrumentation, training, and experimental assistance to over 500 investigators in the Institute.

The selected candidate will oversee the maintenance and troubleshooting of a growing fleet of flow cytometers (currently 7 FACSAria II SORP systems, 1 SORP FACSAria Fusion, 1 LSR Fortessa, and 1 FACSCanto). All investigators operate the equipment independently thus allowing them 24/7 access to the equipment. The Scientist and Engineer will oversee the training of these self-operators on the equipment and will also serve as a resource to the investigators in all aspects of flow cytometry.

The selected candidate will promote the capabilities of the facility to institute investigators and will manage a staff of 2 Life Science Research Professionals. Finally, the successful candidate is expected to stay abreast of current trends in techniques, and may be called upon to develop and implement new technologies.

Duties include:

  • Provide leadership and scientific expertise in the planning and implementation of major projects, services, facilities, and activities.
  • Develop advanced technological ideas, and guide their development into a final product or new approaches to research. Carry out complex or unique assignments important to the advancement of the field.
  • Provide expert consultation and collaboration regarding technical requirements, capabilities, and advancement opportunities; make substantive contributions in diverse technical areas.
  • Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students; facilitate workshops and demonstrations on research methods; educate and train users on research methodology and effective tools and techniques.
  • Contribute to or co-author published articles, presentations, or scientific papers; identify research and development funding opportunities.
  • Supervise staff and resources to meet program objectives.
  • Other duties may also be assigned
  • Experience operating the BD FACSAria cell sorters at settings beyond those outlined by the manufacturer specifications.
  • Experience with high parameter panel design.
  • Advanced knowledge of laser maintenance and replacement, optical detectors, computer network management, fluidics, and aerosol management.
  • 3 years’ management experience in a high volume flow cytometry core.
  • Teaching and curriculum development desired.
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Expert knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences.
  • Demonstrated project leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and/or managing technical professionals.

  • Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

*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.
  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights 10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
  • May require travel.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Open Date: October 5, 2018
Close Date: December 5, 2018
Location: USA - Stanford, California
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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