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University of Rochester Sr Project Specialist / Tech Assoc, Flow Cytometry - 232333 in Rochester, New York

Sr Project Specialist / Tech Assoc, Flow Cytometry Job ID 232333

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Ctr for Advanced Research Tech


8 AM-5 PM



The Senior Project Specialist’s primary duties will be in providing support to the Technical Director of the Flow Cytometry SRL in developing and implementing collaborative and contract projects for researchers and industry. The associate will be required to work closely with the lab manager and maintain a high level of communication with staff and facility directors to ensure consistent operation and customer service. This position will also participate in maintenance and operation of all instruments in the facility as needed. Must demonstrate ICARE values in all aspects of the position.


Flow Cytometry (20%)

With minimal supervision, provide troubleshooting on established equipment as well as development and validation of new instrumentation to ensure all instrumentation is performing optimally. This will require providing training to staff with less experience and supervising their troubleshooting efforts. This will also require working directly with investigators in developing and running their assays to get the most out of the instrumentation.

Immunologic Testing (55%)

With direction from the Directors, develop and standardize immunologic test methodologies for multiple collaborative projects. This will include sample processing, instrument operation and data handling protocols, as well as meeting with and advising investigators regarding their projects . Once the methodologies are established, provide supervision to junior staff in performance of protocols.

Independent Projects (10%)

Work independently on projects related to instrument operation and methods development and to present that work at regional and national meetings representing the Flow Cytometry Resource. The associate will also supervise junior staff as they develop projects of their own.

Instrument and Method Training (10%)

Provide instrument and software training for all equipment to UR investigators. With minimal supervision, provide flow cytometry methodological training to UR investigators.

Other projects and job duties as assigned.

Equipment Used:

Flow Cytometers: BD LSRII, LSRFortessa, Accuri C6, FACSAria II; Fluidigm CyTOF mass cytometer; Millipore/Amnis ImageStream; BioRad S3e; Nanosight NS300. General lab equipment: Tissue culture hood, Centrifuges, Microscopes, Incubators, MacIntosh and PC Computers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, or related field required plus a minimum of 1 year of flow cytometry experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 years of flow cytometry experience preferred.

  • Specific experience with all instruments used in the resource is not required but preferred.

  • Experience with flow cytometry assay development immunology and tissue culture is required.

  • Must have excellent communication skills (including written communication) and proficiency in both PC and MAC computer systems. Computer skills required include MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of some specialized flow cytometry software is required: FACSDiva, FCS Express, Flowjo, CyTOF. Additional specialized software knowledge is desirable: IDEAS, ProSort.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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