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Cell Sorter Technology Specialist

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

This position will provide cell sorting technical support for the Weill Cornell Medicine \(WCM\) Core Laboratories Center \(CLC\) Flow Cytometry Core Facility in New York City\. Responsibilities include operation of florescence activated cell sorting \(FACS\) and analyzer instruments, maintenance of flow cytometry equipment, quality control procedures, sample and process tracking, assisting researchers on the use of equipment and software, and assisting in the training of new users\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Under the supervision of the Core Manager, responsible for conducting complex cell sorting for the core facility's users\.

+ Operates flow cytometry sorters and analyzers for full\-service use and helps train investigators for unassisted use\.

+ Performs rapid sorting of cells, bacteria, yeast and other small particles, based on multiple parameter characteristics, into highly pure populations\.

+ Performs customer services, such as fielding questions on flow cytometry sample processing, data analysis, scheduling, and billing\. Maintains close communication with principal investigators during sorting phase of experiments\.

+ Ensures protocols are clearly understood and sorting is carried out exactly as requested\. Contacts investigators with any questions or issues\.

+ Processes sample submissions\. Maintains reagents and supply inventory\.

+ Records quality assessment metrics for flow cytometry results\. Reports and documents deviations from standard operating protocols\.

+ Schedules use of cell sorting and analyzer equipment to ensure maximum availability\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


A minimum of 2 years experience in a core facility or research laboratory\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Experience with BD FACS Aria, Influx and Fusion instrument models is preferred\.

+ Technical knowledge of aerosol containment and biosafety control procedures associated with flow sorting is preferred\.

+ Experience in building successful relations with supervisors, fellow workers and customers, is preferred\.

+ Experience writing laboratory SOPs and technical instructions is preferred\.

+ Experience working with flow cytometry technologies, applications and analysis tools is preferred\.

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Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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