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Research Technologist

In this position, the candidate will serve the highly diverse, multidisciplinary flow cytometry research needs of over 40 laboratories in 6 academic units at ASU. As such, the candidate will work with researchers to characterize, isolate, and purify a diverse set of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells from stem cells, primary tissue, cancer cells, cyanobacteria, algae, and yeast. In this position, the candidate will significantly enhance the broad research capabilities at ASU in the areas of engineering (including biophysics, nanotechnology, biomaterials), synthetic biology (including biomanufacturing, genome engineering, biofuels), regenerative medicine (including tissue engineering, disease modeling, and drug discovery), cellular and molecular biology (including cell physiology, neuroscience, phylogenetics), and translational medicine (including neurodegeneration, infectious disease, immunology).​ 

Essential Duties

  • Independently operate and scheduled maintenance of BD FACS-Aria IIU and Beckman Gallios analyzer.
  • Perform multi-parameter flow cytometry for various cell phenotypes and assist in multi-parameter data analysis.
  • Provide training and guidance to core users regarding protocols, assay design, instrument operation, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Propose and investigate new cytometry-related technologies, reagents, and platforms based on literature review and research trends.
  • Order and maintain inventory of reagents, parts, and consumables.
  • Run quality-control checks and track instrument performance.
  • Maintain schedules of sorter and cytometers.
  • Prepare monthly progress and budget reports.​

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, genetics, engineering, or related fields and minimum 4-5 years of hands-on experience with flow cytometry including design, acquisition, analysis and FACS sorting preferentially with BD FACS/Aria II; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications
  • BS in molecular biology, genetics, engineering, or related fields.
  • Minimum 4-5 years hands-on experience with flow cytometry including design, acquisition, analysis and FACS sorting preferentially with BD FACSAria II.
  • Proficiency with cytometry data analysis software (BD FACS Diva software, FlowJo).
  • Experience with magnetic cell separation systems for the isolation and purification of cells.
  • Working knowledge of aseptic mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques (i.e. qPCR, immunofluorescence, cloning).
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment and present results in a clear, organized manner.
  • Certification is preferred, but not required.​

To Apply

Please submit to as a single pdf document the following materials: 
  1. a cover letter specifying relevant qualifications and training,
  2. curriculum vitae, and
  3. contact information for at least three professional references. 

Please include “Flow Cytometry Specialist - Research Technologist” in the email subject line. Initial review of applications will begin on January 12, 2018; As long as the position is not filled, review will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. 
The Biodesign Institute addresses today's critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability, and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access.  This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves.  Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines.  ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city.  ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and it welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is in the Phoenix metropolitan area in Tempe, Arizona and is one of the largest universities in the U.S.

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Open Date: December 21, 2017
Close Date:
Location: USA - Tempe, Arizona
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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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