Assistant Research Scientist--Flow Cytometry Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Research Scientist
Posting Number 2016_00192F
Posting Type
Official Title ASST RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Working Title Assistant Research Scientist--Flow Cytometry Manager
Title Code 44030
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Salary Range
Job Summary

This individual will function as the Flow Cytometry Manager for the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. The Flow Cytometry Manager will assume the lead technical role for the Cellular Immunology Core for the CVI and will be responsible for maintaining the equipment in the core, sorting cell populations, and working with clients to generate and acquire multi-parametric panels. The Flow Cytometry Manager will be in charge of the FACS Fusion sorter and additional analyzers. The Flow Cytometry Manager will aid in the development and validation of protocols for multiple vaccine projects at the CVI. The Manager will report directly to the CVI Research Director and meet weekly to review progress and schedule projects in the Cellular Immunology Core. The Manager will write monthly reports on research progress, present data and project strategies at quarterly in-house meetings, review data and work with clients to generate phenotypic data, generate graphical figures of data and write scientific reports for review. In addition, the Flow Cytometry Manager will assist the Research Director, CVI PIs, and CVI Director in writing new proposals to expand these projects by writing technical sections, reviewing figures, generating graphs of data, and editing the proposals for grant submissions.

Under the supervision of the Research Director, the Flow Cytometry Manager will be responsible for record keeping and proper storage of data, overall delivery of materials, communication with directors for maintaining an effective Cellular Core and maintenance of flow cytometers. In addition, the Flow Cytometry Manager will be responsible for maintaining a clean and sterile lab environment, designing and implementing experiments, data analysis and keeping detailed records of all procedures. Good communication skills and abilities to work independently and collaboratively are essential. Related laboratory experience is required. Applicant will have significant input in hiring and evaluating less-experienced research assistants in the future. Research Director and CVI Director will retain lead responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD plus 3 years post-doctoral experience in viral immunology, with emphasis on vaccines and therapeutics.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Immunology, virology, biochemistry in RSV, influenza virus or other respiratory viruses.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/21/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
  2. List of References with Contact Information