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CIL Flow Cytometry Specialist

Application Window

Open date: October 17, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Dec 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Division of Experimental Medicine is now recruiting for a Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist. The responsibilities for this position includes:
• Operation of flow cytometers and cell sorters for Core Projects and investigators requiring assistance.
• Perform general maintenance, QC/QA following documented SOPs, generate new SOPs and protocols as needed.
• Perform flow based core projects, including planning, performing pilot experiments, completing the experiment, Data QC and data analysis.
• Work with CIL team to achieve CIL goals.
• Troubleshooting mechanical and software issues related to the flow core’s instrumentation.
• Providing technical advice to users on experimental methods related to flow cytometry.
• Assisting with life cycle management including data and equipment.
• Assisting with new cytometry panel development projects.
• Maintaining a current knowledge of best practices for flow cytometry.
• Providing training for the use of the flow cytometers, sorters, and related software.
• Mentoring of junior core staff members.

Required qualifications:
• Practical experience with multicolor immunophenotyping and cell sorting.
• Strong foundation in flow cytometry theory.
• Knowledge of immunology techniques and protocols.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent communication and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of relevant safety protocols.
• Strong organizational and time-management skills.
• A passion for supporting cutting-edge science.
• B.A./B.S. or M.S. in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline.
• Minimum of 1 year of experience with flow cytometry.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA