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Oregon Health & Science University Flow Cytometry Operator in Portland, Oregon

The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) personnel provide training in data interpretation, experiment design and routine instrument operation, offering investigators the cost-saving option of doing some of the work themselves. Resource personnel also support investigators by providing operator-assisted fluorescence-activated cell sorting, analytical flow cytometry and data analysis.

This position is for a flow cytometry operator at 1.0 FTE within the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR). The preferred candidate will have multi-color flow cytometry experience, including cell preparation, equipment operation (analytical cytometer and/or cell sorter) and data analyses. A bachelor’s degree is required and laboratory experience in cellular and molecular biology is preferred. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is capable and willing to make maximum use of excellent facilities and a productive environment, and who is interested in developing a high level of proficiency in varied aspects of flow cytometry.

Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:

  • We act BOLDLY—Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently

  • We SUPPORT each other—Respect leads to trust, which leads to excellence

  • We work as a CONNECTED team — We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone

  • Perform sorts for resource users - sorters

  • Perform analytical flow cytometry studies for users – analytical instruments

  • Perform flow cytometric analyses

  • Train users to use resource instrumentation and software

  • Review experimental design and conduct with users

  • Analyze flow cytometry data

  • Perform QC of instrumentation and troubleshoot equipment, data, or study issues

Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research/No Experience – OR - AA (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with multi-color flow cytometry (data acquisition and analyses)

  • Laboratory experience with mammalian cells: tissue dissociation, cell culture, and/or cell staining

  • General knowledge of infectious disease risks associated with studies involving human cells and/or fluids

  • Biological science or chemistry experience

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time

  • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems

  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, and PowerPoint) on Window OS. Ability to accurately type 60wpm

  • Working knowledge of Oracle

  • Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person

  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships

  • Laboratory experience in cellular and molecular biology

Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-6391

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Waterfront

Job Type: Research

Posting Department: Flow Cytometry - Knight Cancer Institute

Posting Pay: DOE

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday through Friday

Posting Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm

HR Mission: School of Medicine