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Technician, Flow Cytometry Core Facility - Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine

Province: Halifax, Canada Area, Nova Scotia
Position: Technician, Flow Cytometry Core Facility
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Posted: August 26, 2019

Job Description / Duties


This position is part of a family of advanced research facilities (Centralized Operations of Research Equipment and Supports (CORES).The Flow Cytometry CORE is a growing shared resource laboratory operating a BD Fortessa SORP, a BD FACSCanto, and a BD FACSAria III. We have just installed a BD FACSCelesta, BD FACSSymphony, BDFACSAria Fusion, and additional equipment is imminent. The technician will report to the Manager of the Flow

Cytometry core facility. More information about CORES can be found at: https://medicine.dal.ca/research-dal-med/facilities.html

Key Responsibilities
- Primary task will be training and oversight of the use of 8-12 parameter analyzers

- Operation of cell sorters and high parameter analyzers as needed

- Provide training and assistance to clients requiring use of Flow Cytometry infrastructure

- Assist in evaluating and troubleshooting problems, in experimental design, protocol development, data acquisition and analysis, aspects of system maintenance and repair when required

- Assist in general lab organization, stocking and routine administrative tasks

- Provide assistance and back-up to the Manager of Flow Cytometry as required

Mostly Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, though extended hours are occasionally required.

Qualifications / Required Skills

BSc in biological science and laboratory experience. The successful candidate must have lab experience working with cells ex vivo. Experience in immunology, cell biology and/or medical sciences is an advantage. Experience with flow cytometry, BD Flow Cytometers is highly preferred. Experience in fluorescent microscopy may be an advantage. Computer competency with PC systems and Microsoft Office is a must. Experience with flow cytometry software (FACSDiva, Flowjo or FCS Express) would be advantageous. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, have good verbal communication skills, and an ability to interact successfully with a broad range of individuals within the university.
On-site training with existing staff and opportunity for off-site continuing education will be provided.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
Cover Letter

Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Salary: $35,000 annually less required deductions

Contact Information


Employer Profile

Dalhousie Medical School attracts some of Canada’s top students, physicians, and health
researchers. With campuses in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, and over
100 teaching sites across the Maritimes, we provide aspiring doctors and health researchers with
the highest caliber education.
Through its strategic CORES program (Centralized Operation of Research Equipment and Support), Dalhousie Medical School has developed a range of core, multi-user research facilities that provide all its researchers with access to sophisticated equipment and facilities – maintained and operated by trained experts.