Manager, Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core Facility

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Oct 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00046061

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The facility is located in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The cell sorting unit is used for a wide variety of applications including sorting immune cells, bacterial cells, reproductive cells, and can also be used for separation of pharmaceutical delivery particles. The flow cytometry units are utilized for analysis of mammalian cells, avian (bird) cells, and other biological specimens. North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems. The College has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts and is ranked 3rd among the nation's 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the current U.S. News & World Report survey.

Essential Job Duties: Management of the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility located in the College of Veterinary Medicine. This person will oversee all technical aspects and day-to-day management of this facility. Clients may include investigators in addition to those from the NCSU and College of Veterinary Medicine hospital, surrounding universities, and industry. The cell sorting unit is used for a wide variety of applications including sorting immune cells, bacterial cells, reproductive cells, and can also be used for separation of pharmaceutical delivery particles. The flow cytometry units are utilized for analysis of mammalian cells, avian (bird) cells, and other biological specimens. The manager will report results, maintain billing, and answer questions from submitting researchers. Additional duties will include interfacing with clients of the facility on research design and execution. This individual will also be expected to assist in teaching/training of graduate students and faculty on the use of the Flow Cytometric analyzers.

Minimum Education/Experience: Graduate degree (MS or PhD (preferred)) in immunology, cell biology, or related fields. Significant experience with flow cytometry and/or cell sorting experience.

Department Required Skills: Background in biological research, laboratory methods and/or veterinary medicine. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Ability to communicate effectively and promptly and work with a diverse community of users. Aptitude for and desire to teach/train graduate students and faculty. Ability to work with budgets, including client billing and cost accounting. Ability and interest in developing and managing a growing service core. Significant experience with flow cytometry and cell sorting experience. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: PhD preferred. 5 years flow cytometry experience is preferred, experience with flow cytometry software including CellQuest, FACSDiva, and Flowjo preferred. High-speed cell sorting experience is also preferred.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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