• Flow Cytometry Specialist

    Job ID 2020-34466
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    Jack R MacDonald Building
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Immunity & Immunotherapies
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Primary Location : State/Province
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


    Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


    Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


    We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


    As a trained Technician II, you will exercise appropriate discretion for the successful maintenance and operation of an ARIA cell sorter and the Center for Global Infectious Disease (CGIDR) , Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) containment facility in which it resides, and the maintenance of CGIDR LSR Analyzer instruments.


    Schedule and train researchers to operate LSR Analyzer instruments, BSL2 and BSL2+ ARIA sorting instruments, and where appropriate, train to access and use the BSL3 sorting area. The majority of work will be performed at the 307 Westlake location, but will need to be at the Jack McDonald Building as required.


    Assist Core Director with the training of entry level Flow Core staff as needed. Serve as the Flow Cytometry Core primary point of contact in the absence of the Core Director.


    Required Education/Experience:

    -One year experience working in a Flow Cytometry core, including maintaining, troubleshooting and operating cell sorting and Flow analysis instruments.
    -Experience training researchers to operate cell sorters and Flow analysis instruments.
    -Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Scientific discipline.

    Required Credentials:

    - Two years experience working in a high usage Flow Cytometry core, including maintaining, troubleshooting and operating ARIA cell sorting and LSR analysis instruments.
    - Demonstrated experience with human cell sorting applications and biosafety containment practices.
    -Experience operating ARIA cell sorting instruments in a BSL3 containment facility
    - Experience acquiring Flow Cytometry data, preferably with BD FacsDiva software.
    - Data entry and word processing experience.
    - Experience in analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis.
    -Previous experience serving on an EHS safety committee

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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