Vacancy: Flow Cytometry Specialist Technician at the University of Birmingham

By 14th July 2021 August 16th, 2021 Jobs

Flow Cytometry Specialist Technician

**This vacancy is now closed**

Reference: 59554

Location: University of Birmingham
MDS Infrastructure and Facilities
Salary: £27,511 – £30,046
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: 
Tuesday 3rd August 2021

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Flow Cytometry Specialist Technician to join its core facility.

The University of Birmingham has made a large strategic investment in flow cytometry facilities within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. The central facility comprises 2x BD FACS Aria Fusion sorters, 4x BD Fortessa flow cytometers, 2x Beckman Coulter Cyan flow cytometer and 2x Beckman Coulter Cytoflex flow cytometers located within the Institute of Biomedical Research. The facility also supports use of a Beckman MoFlo Astrios cell sorter and an ImageStream located in the University laboratories embedded within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and a Helios Mass Cytometer (CyTOF) in the Institute of Translational Medicine. Alongside the current specialists in Flow Cytometry and Mass Cytometry, we are recruiting a new for an additional Flow Cytometry Specialist to support this facility.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This role of Flow Cytometry Specialist Technician is to support and provide training for access to the flow cytometry core facility based in Medical and Dental Sciences, whilst working collaboratively to drive the University of Birmingham’s Enabling Technology initiative forward.

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a relevant scientific subject or an equivalent professional qualification together with current specialist knowledge and proven practical experience of Flow Cytometry, Cell Sorting and associated analysis. Previous experience of similar laboratory based work is essential, along with customer service and organisational skills, and willingness to work towards professional registration.

For further information please contact Dr Andrea Mitchell, or telephone 07771551995.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit Please quote Job Ref 59554 in all enquiries.

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment.

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. 

Closing date –  3rd August 2021