Rockefeller University Senior Research Support Specialist in New York, New York
Job Title Senior Research Support Specialist
Laboratory / Department Flow Cytometry Resource Center
The Flow Cytometry Resource Center (FCRC) offers a wide variety of multi-laser/multi-color flow cytometry sorters and analyzers, including spectral and imaging flow cytometers. The FCRC staff provides assistance with experimental design, advice on sample preparation, instrument operation training, troubleshooting, and data analysis consultation as well as ongoing instrument maintenance. High-speed cell sorting is performed by FCRC staff. However, after completing appropriate training, researchers can independently operate benchtop analyzers. The FCRC has three BD FACSArias, an ImageStream-X, a Cytek Aurora, a BD LSR-Fortessa and two BD LSRIIs, a ThermoFisher Attune NxT, and a BD Accuri C6.
The Senior Research Support Specialist will direct support of and collaboration with the Flow Cytometry Resource Center (FCRC) on technical and scientific tasks and initiatives. Will serve as the lead for developing and implementing new methods for quality control and ensuring high standards for comprehensive flow cytometry data analysis for FCRC users. The Senior Research Support Specialist will guide FCRC users through projects to ensure they are conducted in line with experimental plans, assisting with data verification, progress review, and data analysis. Will provide technical and scientific support for flow cytometry software, collaborate with the Rockefeller University Bioinformatics Resource Center, and develop and implement training programs for comprehensive data analysis.
The Senior Research Support Specialist will undertake professional development by attending and participating in training courses, webinars, seminars, meetings and conferences. Will participate in daily FCRC operations, including performing advanced equipment troubleshooting, providing technical support in instrument set-up and operation, running routine cell-sorting experiments, and performing maintenance of the Center's scientific equipment. Will provide backup for the FCRC Operations Manager and/or Director as needed by managing booking confirmations and cancellations for cell sorting via the FCRC-PPMS system, learning in-depth capabilities of the FCRC-DB (database), processing invoices, and tracking equipment/supply ordering.
M.S. in biology or related field required; Ph.D. strongly preferred. Educational background and experience in immunology is preferred. Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in basic research-oriented flow cytometry, and a minimum of five concurrent or additional years' laboratory experience working with cell cultures and cells ex vivo. Competency with cell sorting is highly desirable. Must be able to work independently and meet responsibilities with very limited to no supervision. Multi-tasking is an essential skill. Excellent communication skills and ability to interact successfully with broad range of individuals within and outside of the University required. Computer competency in both PC and MAC systems, as well as competency in relevant software programs required.
Must be able and willing to work flexible/staggered shifts. Ability to wear particulate filter respirator or powered air purifying respirator required.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans