Postion Open: Cell Sorter Operator

Marty Bigos bigos at Darwin.Stanford.EDU
Mon Mar 1 17:44:16 EST 1999

Position Available - Cell Sorter Operator

Please apply by sending your CV to:

Dave Parks, Scientific Director, Stanford Shared FACS Facility
Beckman B007
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5318

parks at

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A cell sorter operator is needed to run cell analysis and sorting
instrumentation in a core facility for a diverse group of researchers in
the Stanford community. The operator is expected to become fully familiar
with the commercial and custom software used in facility and be able to
assist researches in learning this software. The operator is expected to
carry out routine maintenance on the equipment. Moreover, the operator will
be expected to gain understanding of the usual biological applications,
cell handling techniques, and reagents used by researchers in order to
successfully analyze and sort data of high quality.

The more experienced candidate is expected to thoroughly understand and be
able to explain details of FACS instrument functions through orientation
sessions. This person will have the knowledge to assist self-operators of
these instruments in improving their skills. Under supervision of the
Facility Manager, the experienced candidate is expected to assist
researchers in designing experiments and in evaluating their results.
Lastly, this person will work with research staff on implementation of
changes and updates to the FACS Facility instruments and computer

Minimum requirements are: BA level training in biological and/or engineering
sciences. Must be well organized, able to prioritize, and eager to learn new
techniques.  Ability to work with a wide variety of people is essential. Prior
experience as a cell sorter operator in a biological research setting, research
in cell biology or related areas, or use or maintenance of scientific
instruments is highly desirable. The more experienced candidate is expected to
have a combination of education and experience to work independently as a flow
cytometer operator and be a resource for users.

The classification and salary will depend upon the candidate's background and

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