• Flow Cytometry Specialist I

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Clinical Research Support Services
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    The specialist provides flow cytometry services to Center laboratories. The incumbent reports to the Flow Cytometry Director and works independently in performing daily responsibilities according to established procedures.


    • Maintain, calibrate and operate the flow cytometers and mass cytometers to meet established performance and safety standards
    • Perform periodic and as needed instrument maintenance
    • Run samples for investigators as requested
    • Instruct investigators in the proper use of equipment, data collection and analysis, providing individual assistance as necessary
    • Maintain accurate department records including instrument use logs, materials used, supply inventories, capital equipment lists, equipment maintenance lists, department purchases and accounting records
    • Daily justify and submit instrument usage for billing of instrument time
    • Maintain current knowledge of advances in flow cytometry and recommend improved laboratory equipment as necessary


    • Bachelor’s degree in a physical or biological science
    • Must have experience working within flow cytometry
    • Demonstrated skill in working with electronics and machinery
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Familiarity with or experience in optical systems, instrument analysis, computers or molecular and cell biology strongly desired

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