Flow Cytometry Specialist – Sorter Operator (f/m/d)

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research - W. G. Kerckhoff Institute, Bad Nauheim

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine Physiology

Job Code: 2022_15

Job offer from June 15, 2022

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (Bad Nauheim, Germany) invites applications for a full or part time Flow Cytometry Specialist – Sorter Operator (f/m/d), Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Ref: 2022_15.

The Flow Cytometry Facility at the MPI-HLR is seeking a Flow Cytometry Specialist. The core facility provides key scientific services to multiple research groups and support broad range of projects that include stem cell biology, immunology, and developmental biology. We work with different samples, i.e. primary tissue samples from mouse, human, and zebrafish and various cell lines. The facility is equipped with various sorters (FACS AriaIII, BioRadS3e, Bigfoot and Large Particle Sorter) and an analytical cytometer (LSR Fortessa).

Your responsibilities

  • Cell sorting, analytical flow cytometry, and data analysis
  • Training and support for users of the core facility
  • Development of new experimental approaches
  • Calibration and maintenance of flow cytometers and cell sorters
  • Experimental assistance on various research projects
  • General lab organization and administrative tasks

Your qualifications

  • Professional training as technical assistant (BTA, MTA) or B.Sc., M.Sc. degree
  • Experience in cell sorting/flow cytometry is desirable but not necessary
  • Highly organised, a team player in a scientific-, service-oriented environment
  • Good learning potential and the ability to troubleshoot problems that arise with flow sorters and analysers is essential
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in English is mandatory

Our offer

We offer an interesting and multifaceted position in an enthusiastic and collaborative team, in an outstanding international scientific environment, with numerous opportunities for professional development and training. Compensation and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD-Bund).
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

The position is available immediately and will be initially limited to 2 years, with the perspective of an unlimited contract.

Your application

Your application should be uploaded to our applicant portal. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2022.

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
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