PUCL Job#1084- Flow lab manager - Cornell - (posted 06012016)

Cornell University invites applications from outstanding individuals for the position of
Flow Cytometry Lab Manager


Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity.  The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas.  Within the College, the Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Sciences is seeking a Research Support Specialist to manage a wide variety of cytometry services for investigators at Cornell University as well as external investigators.  This laboratory currently has access to a hi-speed FACSAria cell sorter and an LSR II analyzer and provides assistance in establishing or converting assays to flow cytometry, as well as aids in the analysis and interpretation of data.


Key Deliverables

This position will operate a fluorescence activated cell sorter for a range of applications to serve many investigators across the University and be responsible for:  maintenance and troubleshooting of the instrument and for writing and adapting protocols for the instrument’s use, and will also be responsible for records management and for user accounts; acting as a liaison to the Cornell community, interfacing with a variety of users, advising users on staining, analyzing user samples by flow cytometry, and advising users on data analysis. 


Core Competencies & Application Instructions

We seek innovative self-starters, with a service-centered, client responsive and community-minded vision within an academic environment.   Specifically we are looking for the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering with 3-5 year of experience with advanced florescence activated cell sorter and/or high level of experience with flow cytometry and relevant mammalian cell biology or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 
  • Must possess high level of independent reasoning and analytical thought with a customer service orientation. 
  • Strong ability to conduct research and to troubleshoot experiments/problems.
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Rewards & Benefits:

·       Competitive compensation, with annual performance-based merit increases;

·       Generous benefits from health insurance, flexible spending account, and retirement plans to medical leaves and educational benefits.  Other insurance benefits include auto, home/rental, long-term care, life, home, and pet;

·       Generous paid leave provisions: holidays, vacation leave, health and personal leave; 

·       A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life. 


Why Join Our Team?

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell NYC Tech campus in the heart of New York City. Our culture is open, inclusive and a hub for some of the world’s foremost thought leaders on everything from architecture and art to biomedical science and the veterinary field.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


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