Vacancy: Cytometry Specialist (Experimental Officer) at University of Exeter (Closed)

By 22nd February 2023 March 24th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Cytometry Specialist (Experimental Officer)

Job reference: P86835

Application closing date: 21/03/2023

Location: Exeter

Salary: The starting salary will be from £39,745 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Contractual hours: Full-time

Job category/type: Technicians and Laboratory Staff


This is a full-time post available from June 2023 for 2 years with the aim to make this permanent longer-term dependent on the successful outcome.

The Post:

The Exeter Centre for Cytomics (EXCC) at the University of Exeter is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated expert in the rapidly developing field of multiplexed flow (imaging) cytometry, and spatial multi-omics. This full-time post based on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus and is available immediately. The position would suit a passionate cytometry specialist seeking to develop their career expertise by joining a vibrant and diverse community of researchers using cutting-edge cytometry-based technologies.


Since its founding in 2019 EXCC has become a centre of excellence providing cutting-edge innovative cytomics technologies including imaging flow cytometer (Imagestream), BSLII cell sorters (Bigfoot, FACSAria Fusion, Influx), spectral analyser (Aurora), acoustic flow cytometer (Attune NxT), advanced multiplexing technology (FlexMap3D), and high-performance data analysis structure. This portfolio will be expanded by further state-of-the-art Spectral and OMICS technologies (e.g. spatial proteomics and transcriptomics) in the near future. The EXCC has an experienced cytometrist and a financial management administrator as full-time staff to support researchers with their cytometry projects.


You will be joining the EXCC team as an expert in cytometry and strengthening our team capabilities in the continuously developing field of high-dimensional data science. The post holder will contribute to the day-to-day management of the facility and will be expected to contribute to the increased effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the facility, its processes and procedures, and to support the growing research needs of a range of disciplines accessing the facility. These disciplines include biosciences, bioinformatics, data science, environmental, marine, microbiology, plant sciences, mycology and immunology along with a diverse community of collaborators working on exciting interdisciplinary projects in health and life sciences.

You will be expected to analyse complex data sets with existing publicly available and commercial software solutions (e.g. R/Bioconductor, Python, MatLab, GitHub, FlowJo, FCS Express, Cluster analysis tools, ImageJ, Cell Profiler) and to develop novel tools using statistics, mathematics and machine learning approaches for the visualization of high dimensional image and binary data. The post holder will work closely with experts from mathematics, bioinformatics and computing alongside research scientists of all levels.


Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.


The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world and the top 15 UK universities in global and national league tables.


We are one of the fastest growing research universities in the UK. For two successive years, we have increased our research awards to over £125 million. Our outstanding progress is recently recognised in the University’s results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, in which we increased the proportion of our research, which is world-leading by more than 60 per cent. We also increased the size of our research community by 70 per cent since the last exercise eight years ago – more than any other Russell Group university.


We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research, our research facilities, and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.


Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 30,000 students and 6,700 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.



We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Have we sparked your interest?

Please contact Dr Raif Yuecel, Head of Cytometry, on 013292 727646 or for informal enquiries.