Flow Cytometry Technician in Cambridge, MA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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Job #:  1039014
 
Flow Cytometry Technician Opening in Cambridge, MA!
 
Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.
 
Apex has an opportunity for a Flow Cytometry Technician role in Cambridge, MA. This is a 6+ month contract to hire position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details: 
 
For applicants who are interested in this opportunity; please send a Word resume to Rachel Buzzotta, Technical Recruiter, at rbuzzotta@apexsystems.com.
 
Position:  Flow Cytometry Technician
Apex Job ID: 1039014
Location: Cambridge, MA
Rate: Negotiable
Duration: 6+ month contract to hire
 
Position Description:
 
 
Looking for sharp candidates that are willing to learn and ultimately become a subject matter expert in Flow Cytometry. The primary duty of the FACS Technician of the core cytometry facility is to provide high quality flow cytometry service and support to investigators and Boston research community. The FACS Technician will develop and maintain a high level of proficiency on the BD FACSAria SORPs and the SONY SH800 in order to perform quality high speed cell sorting. Additional duties include but are not limited to development of proficiency on core facility benchtop cytometers: the BD LSRII SORP, BD LSR Fortessa SORP with HTS, and BD FACSCanto with HTS. 
Candidates do not need to have past flow experience, however that would be a plus.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES
High Speed Cell Sorters- BD FACSAria SORPs and SONY SH800
  • Perform high quality, High Speed Cell Sorting for researchers
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, including data backup as maintenance
  • Perform daily quality control and monitor instrument performance
  • Troubleshoot sorter and associated software and peripherals
  • Contact and interact with vendor service and FACSAria and SONY SH800 field service engineers as needed
  • Log sorter and related software and peripheral problems and report to core staff
  • Enter Aria and SONY SH800 usage into database

Benchtop Cytometers- BD LSR II SORP, BD FACSCanto-HTS, BD LSRFortessa-HTS
  • Develop and maintain proficiency with all benchtop cytometers and associated software and peripherals
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, including data backup
  • Perform quality control and monitor instrument performance
  • Troubleshoot benchtop cytometers and associated software and peripherals.
  • Contact and interact with vendor service and FACS benchtop cytometer field service engineers as needed
  • Log benchtop cytometer and related software and peripheral problems and report to core staff

Required Skills:
  • B.S. degree in Physics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or other biological sciences
  • Skilled in cell culture, Bio-assay development, cell based assays, fluorescent microscopy, and/or immunology.
  • Ability to work Monday – Friday, 8a – 430p.
  • Must be able to work well with minimal supervision and with researchers, engineers, and institute staff in a service oriented environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

 
Desired Skills (not required but candidate will have exposure to these skills in this role):
1. High speed cell sorting at a high level of cancer research.
2. Bench Top Flow Cytometry Analyzer experience
 
 
 
Additional Requirements:


•IF THIS APPLIES TO THE JOB


Candidates must be US citizens able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense security clearance as a condition of employment
 
 
Additional Benefits:
For this opportunity, you will also be eligible for benefits through Apex for the contract period, 401K, medical/health benefits options, a W2 hourly rate, weekly pay, and direct deposit!
Perks:
EEO Employer
Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at   844-463-6178.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.