Advanced Research Assistant - Flow Cytometry

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND

A new opportunity has arisen in our state-of the art Cytometry Core facility (CCF). The CCF is a high-end multi-user unit servicing internal researchers and external collaborators.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in specialising in an exciting and rapidly developing field.

About the role:

  • You will be working as part of an established team of flow cytometry specialist providing flow cytometric cell analysis as well as sorting service to our researchers.
  • You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of flow cytometers.
  • You will train and support other members of staff/researchers in the use of the equipment.
  • You will also be expected to provide technical support for the facility, carrying out essential quality control procedures, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.

About us: 

The flow cytometry facility at the Wellcome Sanger Institute is a dedicated scientific service offering investigators with state of art flow cytometry instrumentation together with assistance in running samples, data analysis and experimental design.

The facility supports a range of flow cytometric techniques such as immuno-phenotyping, flow karyotyping (chromosome analysis), single cell sorting for transcriptomic assay and CRISPR-Cas9 knockout bulk cell sorting for genome wide screening. 

The facility is equipped with 7 flow cytometers.  These include high throughput cell analysers (BD LSRFortessa, Beckman Coulter Cytoflex) and high-speed cell sorters (Mo-Flo XDP, BD INFLUX and Sony MA900).  The facility would soon be acquiring the latest flow cytometers with spectral detection technology (Cytek Aurora cell analyser and BigFoot high-speed cell sorter).


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