Head of Flow Cytometry Facility
The Department of Biomedicine (DBM) of the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel promotes integrated research in biomedical research within the four focal areas immunology, oncology, stem cell biology & regenerative medicine, and neurobiology.
The DBM provides a stimulating environment with state-of-the-art core facilities, enabling biomedical research of the highest quality.
The Flow Cytometry Facility provides all DBM researchers with access to high-end cell sorters and analyzers, supporting a broad range of basic and clinical research projects.
To join our Flow Cytometry Facility team we seek a Head of Flow Cytometry (100%).
Hands-on operation of multi-laser, high-speed cell sorters (currently 1 BD Influx and 3 BD FACSAria) and supervision of user-operated BD FACSMelody
Responsibility for QC, maintenance and repairs
Active, hands-on work and coordination of a team of 4 Core Facility operators (3+1)
Instruction and supervision of users operating flow analyzers (5 BD LSRFortessa, 5 BC Cytoflex, 1 Cytek Aurora, 1 Fluidigm CyTOF Helios + Hyperion, 1 ImageStream)
Providing expert advice in experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation of results
Keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies and new applications and advising the DBM leadership on purchase of new equipment
Active membership in our Flow Cytometry Facility steering committee including budgeting
Part time active participation in research projects is welcome
Several years of hands-on experience and expertise in high end sorting with a variety of cell types and experimental systems and as an operator
Experience managing a team is preferred
Candidates with or without a PhD will be considered
A flexible schedule and effective organization skills are mandatory
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain good relationships with DBM researchers are essential
The candidate should be self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team
We offer you
Broad spectrum of flow cytometry and cell sorting applications in a competitive international research environment in basic and clinical biomedical sciences
Challenging work in a dynamic and international research environment
Attractive work conditions and salary according to the standards of the University Hospital Basel
Perspective to integrate two locations into a common Flow Cytometry Facility in the planned new DBM building
Education and lifelong learning