NIH- Flow Cytometry Scientific Operator Vacancy from Axle Informatics's blog

Axle Informatics, LLC is currently seeking a Scientific Operator for Flow Cytometry Instruments for the National Institute of Health (NIH); Bethesda, Md. 



Scientific Operator for Flow Cytometry Instruments



To provide an outstanding scientific operator for flow cytometry instruments at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  The Flow Cytometry Facility in the Research Technologies Branch (RTB), in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institutes of Health.  The research agenda of the DIR focuses mostly on immunology and infectious disease research, and flow cytometry is central to many research projects.  The DIR supports approximately 120 principle investigators and 500 postdoctoral and clinical fellows. The Facility currently hosts six high speed cell sorters, five cell analyzers, and one imaging cytometer. Operations covers both BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Contribute to all aspects of facility operation, including flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting with added emphasis on independent operation of cell sorters inside both BSL2 and BSL-3 labs.
  • Perform daily Quality Control and maintenance.
  • Perform troubleshooting of Flow Cytometry equipment.
  • Provide support to researchers in operating analyzers.
  • Assist with user training and basic panel development.
  • Perform sample preparation and staining for flow cytometry analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of SOPs and related documents for GLP work.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and requirements by following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.
  • Assist in Research and Development programs for new assays and technologies 
  • Qualifications

    • Positions require bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biology, Immunology, or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years or more of demonstrated relevant experience in flow cytometry.
  • Experience in the operation of cell sorters is highly preferable.
  • Proficiency with basic laboratory techniques (sample preparation, cell culture) and flow cytometry methods such as immunophenotyping, cell cycle analysis, etc.
  • Experience in high parameter flow cytometry will be an advantage, but training can be provided where required.
  • Good understanding of laboratory biosafety standards.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office including knowledge of computer systems and ability to work independently with data analysis programs
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy facility and to approach tasks and obstacles with a team-first mentality.
  • Development of new methods that extend the scope of flow cytometry at the facility will require excellent laboratory skills and a high level of desire to learn new skills

    For additional questions or concerns please contact Stefonie Kelly at or 202.421.2402.

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