Project Scientist – Flow Cytometry

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What will you be doing in this role?

The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in any academic discipline. The Project Scientist may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. Ordinarily, the Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by a member of the Professorial Series.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
  • May develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
  • Assists in lab experiments.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
  • May lead or train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
  • Will assist in day-to-day laboratory activities.
  • Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.

Department Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs Flow Cytometry Shared Resource-associated project activities including specialized equipment maintenance, operation, troubleshooting in addition to directed research project under supervision of the PI and in collaboration with other staff members and core users.
  • Develop, adapt, and implement new flow cytometry-related research techniques and protocols in consultation with the scientific literature, the PI and core users.
  • Assist with new equipment purchase and be responsible for troubleshooting of new equipment.
  • Perform and oversee Flow Cytometry Shared Resource daily maintenance activities, including billing.
  • Keep appropriate detailed experimental records and documentation of flow cytometry sorting and analysis experiments.
  • Train new Flow Cytometry Shared Resource users.
  • Maintain project records accurately and regularly.
  • Participate in all Flow Cytometry Shared Resource duties and activities, including lab meeting and data discussion with lab members and core users.

Education & Experience:

  • Doctorate Degree required
  • Flow Cytometry experience required

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