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Flow Cytometer Research Technician

Flow Cytometer - Research Technician

The Ocean Biogeochemistry Laboratory at Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences is seeking an energetic and motivated technician to join our research group. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be operation of our high-speed flow cytometer/ cell sorter in support of our oceanographic research. This technical position requires extensive knowledge of cytometric principles, an ability to troubleshoot and maintain analytical instrumentation, prior experience in method development, a willingness and capability of going to sea to operate the flow cytometer (cruises from 1 to several weeks), and a high degree of self-confidence and independence. A wide diversity of sample types are analyzed ranging from enumerating and sorting single cells from oceanic samples to quantification of cellular rate processes employing fluorogenic assays to combining isotopic methods with flow sorting.

The successful applicant must have at least a B.Sc. degree and 2+ years of demonstrated experience with flow cytometric cell sorters as a primary operator. The successful applicant must also be highly organized, have a strong ability to multi-task, be self-confident and independent. This position will initially be for one year with continuation for additional years based upon successful job performance.

Send CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to jobs@bigelow.org. Please reference (RT-2012-4) in the subject line. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue as applications are received until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is no later than 1 January 2013, but this may be negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with prior experience. Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.