Flow Cytometry Specialist

COMPANY: Champions Oncology, Inc.

TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION:  Flow Cytometry Specialist, Exempt

REPORTING LOCATION:  Gaithersburg, MD

REPORTS TO: Lab Manager, Flow Cytometry (TOS)

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:   Performs specialized laboratory tasks in flow cytometry in support of preclinical and clinical studies. Maintains and collect data using various systems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs as the technical lead with new platform development to expand TOS offerings in Flow Cytometry.
  • Leads analysis efforts including preclinical and clinical flow cytometry. Generates and analyses data associated with these platforms.
  • Designs panels for cell phenotyping and validates new antibodies and gating methods.
  • Acts as a technical point of contact for internal and external stakeholders around flow cytometric assays.
  • Develops workflow protocols and SOPs for GCP compliance.
  • Assists Program and Project Leaders in tracking models and animals designated for preclinical research for TOS sponsor studies and R&D.
  • Maintains sample inventories and logs for chain of custody tracking and reporting.
  • Performs molecular biology techniques involved with processing of sample for flow cytometry including blood, spleen, bone marrow and tumor tissues.
  • Cryopreserves blood and tissue samples for future viable staining and analysis.
  • Provides high quality, analyzed data to Project Leaders and/or clients.
  • Assists with other laboratory based duties and projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Has expertise in flow cytometry (FACS) analyses
  • Can perform as least some of the following additional ex vivo analyses independently: PCR, histology, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, and culture of primary cells.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Creative problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions.
  • Strong planning, organizational, computer, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work.
  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures.
  • Ability to assist with other tasks/duties as needed in a small company environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • MS degree or BS with 5+ years’ experience in biology, pharmacology or related field.
  • Must have at least one year of multicolor flow cytometry experience.
  • Experience with FlowJo and BD FACSuite software is preferred
  • Prefer minimum 5 years of basic laboratory and animal facility experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Must be able to sit and work with hands.
  • Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility
  • Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing.
  • In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards.
  • Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

Send resume to [email protected]

This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.