Biotechnology Associate 1
The Yale Flow Cytometry facility is comprised of a large collection of instruments, operated and managed by technical staff. This technical position contributes to the facility’s broad range of services by 1) Providing upkeep and calibration of the analytic flow cytometry instruments and assisting facility users when necessary 2) The technician will also process human blood samples and prepare samples for flow cytometric analysis.
Perform daily maintenance, upkeep, and calibration of BDFACS Fortessa and/or Aria analytic flow cytometers and Luminex instruments.
Set up, operate and maintain a BD FACSAria cell sorter in biosafety cabinet. Cell sorting of BSL2 and BSL3 samples.
Process Human Blood using Universal Precautions and perform downstream applications including antibody staining, cell sorting and cryopreserving.
Perform luminex assays and provide training for users.
Flexible schedule to allow for processing clinical samples that are scheduled to arrive late in the day.
Call for service when needed and troubleshoot minor problems with machines.
Comply with BSL guidelines for the cell sorter’s laboratory environment.
Order, organize and maintain all supplies, for overseen instruments.
Enforce rules and policies concerning the use of the machine.
- Actively participates in biotechnology research design, implementation, and daily operation of the lab. Develops and modifies procedures and instrument operating programs.
- Independently carries out research projects, including experimental design, development of methods, analysis of results, and translation of results to high-throughput protocols based on results. Prepares results for discussion and reporting purposes.
- Understands, plans, and performs complex analyses and/or syntheses of nucleic acids, proteins, or other molecules. Determines the best analytical procedures to accomplish research goals. Contributes to the development of new analysis, synthesis and technologies.
- Programs equipment with special cycle combinations and ensures special procedures are properly executed.
- Works closely with users during the experiment to ensure optimal outcome, including advising, responding to requests and real-time data analysis.
- Contributes data to grant proposals and manuscripts for publication.
- Prepares reports; responds to researchers’ more complex queries about different aspects of services provided and possible modifications.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or other related discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Well-developed organizational skills with the ability to multi task.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to work as a member of a team.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Proficient with Microsoft Office.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Independent and self-motivated.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Proficient in FlowJo software.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Three (3) + years’ experience with flow cytometry and analysis. Training and hands-on experience with cell sorting. B.S. or equivalent Advanced degree preferred.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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