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Senior Flow Cytometry Specialist

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


The primary purpose of the Senior Flow Cytometry Specialist position is to operate flow cytometry and cell imaging instrumentation within a research core laboratory environment.  Requires exceptional technical skills and teamwork with colleagues and researchers, and troubleshooting of flow cytometers and cell sorting machinery. Excellent computer skills are also necessary.


The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, hardworking, responsible individual, dedicated to high work standards and integrity in a busy laboratory setting driven by external customers that request services from the Core facility.  Position requires substantive interaction with the Core’s customers, the research community.  Thus, written and verbal communication skills are essential.  The Core facility is highly productive lab that is measured by the quality and volume of the work performed.  The ability to plan, organize, and execute tasks in a busy environment is essential.


The salary range is: min-$46,000, mid-$57,500 and max-$69,000.




1. Independent operation of the flow cytometers, imaging systems and cell sorters. Includes experiment setup, instrument QC, laser alignment, routine maintenance, and all related functions therein.


2. Design, implement, and train research staff (senior and junior) in the proper use and maintenance of highly specialized instruments.


3. Serves as an essential liaison to researchers in relation to the execution of the customer’s research experimentation aims.  Serves as a mentor to junior staff in this function as needed.


4. Maintain cleanliness of lab and stocks of consumables.


5. Maintain stocks of sterile PBS, milliQ H2O, 10% bleach, and other lab stocks as needed, etc.


6. Assist with scheduling instrumentation and service.


7. Data analysis of fcs files. Train research personnel & junior staff members in use of analysis software.


8. Other duties as assigned



Required: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field. 



Required: Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work to include two years of flow cytometry experience.  With preferred degree, three years of required experience to include two years of flow cytometry experience.


It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Interested job applicants should apply online at: and send CVs to:
Karen Clise-Dwyer, PhD
Associate Professor, Stem Cell Transplantation
Director, South Campus Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting Core Laboratory
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


Open Date: May 15, 2018
Close Date: July 15, 2018
Location: USA - Houston, Texas
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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