Flow Cytometry Specialist (50%)


Flow Cytometry Specialist (50%)

The Department of Biomedicine is a joint effort between the University of Basel and the University Hospitals Basel. It unites basic and clinical scientists to advance our understanding of health and disease and to develop pioneering therapies benefiting the lives of patients in areas of unmet need.

With more than 70 research groups and 900 employees, the Department of Biomedicine is the largest department at the University. We are located in the heart of Basel at 6 different locations. Be part of our future!

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility  is a state-of-the-art scientific platform offering DBM researchers instrumentation and technical and scientific expertise. We contribute to many translational and basic research projects, enabling the successful application of diverse current flow cytometry techniques. More than 300 researchers at the DBM are using ten flow cytometry analysers (four BC CytoFLEX and four BD Fortessas), six cell sorters (four BD FACSAria™III, one BC CytoFLEX SRT and one BD FACSMelody™), three high-end spectral analysers (Cytek® Aurora), an imaging cytometer (AMNIS® ImageStreamX Mk II), a nano particle analyser ( NanoFCM) and mass cytometry platform (CyTOF® Helios™ Mass Cytometer and Hyperion™ Tissue Imager). In our fast-paced and busy flow cytometry facility, our team of four experienced flow cytometry specialists delivers operator-performed cell sorting, instrument operation training, experimental design advice and data analysis assistance. We organise expert seminars and workshops, lectures and instruments' demos, and collaborate with the vibrant Swiss flow cytometry community to keep abreast of the advancements in our fast-developing field.

Your position

As a flow cytometry specialist, you will be a key person in supporting smooth operation of the core and providing high quality services to research groups at DBM.

Main duties:

  • Carrying out cell sorting on two 18-parameter BD FACSAria.
  • Setting up cell sorter and performing daily quality control.
  • Monitoring, calibration and maintenance of the analytical analyzer.
  • Independent execution of minor repairs.
  • Ordering, procurement and replenishing of consumables and reagents, disposing of work waste in accordance with the Biosafety guidelines of the DBM.
  • Participation in the development of experiments, such as advising the scientific staff on the selection of reagents and methodology and assisting in the correct setting of the cytometer.

Your profile

You have a BSc or higher in a life science or related scientific discipline with experience in flow cytometry. Expertise in operating BD flow cytometers and sorters (Fortessa, FACSAria, FACSMelody) is desirable. Interest in the technical aspects of flow cytometry and experience in hands-on troubleshooting, including minor repairs, would be a plus. You are enthusiastic about helping researchers and have a service-oriented attitude. You are self-motivated and have effective organisation and communication skills, being able to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

We offer you

  • An opportunity to apply your experience and broaden your knowledge in an exciting position as a valued member of a highly motivated and friendly team.
  • Dynamic international work environment
  • Continuous professional and personal development
  • Excellent working conditions and social benefits in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Basel
  • The initial contract will be for one year with the possibility for extension


Application / Contact

Please submit your complete application documents, CV, Motivation letter, a description of relevant experience and the names of 3 referees via our online recruiting platform.

The position is available immediately or upon agreement.

For further information and informal enquiry, please get in touch with Dr Morgane Hilpert (morgane.hilpert@unibas.ch).

University of Basel

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Deadline: 2024-07-24
Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: Agricultural , Biology, Biomedicine, LifeScience, Medicine,


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