Biologist in Flow Cytometry



We are seeking to hire a biologist to be stationed at the NIST Gaithersburg Campus located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, close to Washington DC. The person hired for this position will help to implement automation-based bioassays to create a high-throughput measurement infrastructure for flow cytometry and engineering biology.

Required qualifications :

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in biology, bioengineering, immunology, biochemistry or related field
  • Experience working with laboratory automation systems and flow cytometry
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to identify, manage, and overcome technical hurdles
  • Good communications, laboratory, and organizational skills; the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team


Desired qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with flow cytometry and high-throughput workflows;
  • Adept at utilizing automation, e.g. automated liquid handling system to assist with complicated or lengthy workflows
  • Hands-on experience handling large scale data streams
  • Hand-on experience with flow cytometry analysis software, e.g. FlowJo, and/or other bioinformatic analysis software/R programming
  • Experience working in cell-biology laboratories
  • Experience in cell culture, high-throughput screening, and/or assay development and optimization
  • Experience managing and coordinating projects


Interested candidates should submit applications, including a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references.

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