Head of Flow Cytometry Facility
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years (renewable)
Grading: 7 or 8; depending on qualifications and experience
Closing Date: 4 November 2020
Reference Number: HD01837
The EMBL at Heidelberg, Germany is searching for a new head of its Flow Cytometry Core Facility. The Facility is run by in total three staff to provides access, training and support to top of the line technology and assays within the field of Flow Cytometry and single-cell analysis The facility is part of the Core Facility Unit, a vibrant and very interactive technology specialist environment fostering cross-facility projects and method development. The facility has a stable user community of about 100 internal and external users reflecting diverse scientific activities at EMBL which spans from developmental biology, cell biology, genome biology into collaborations with partners from the surrounding scientific landscape.

Your role

As head of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility, you will manage two experienced team members to support, and further develop the broad activities of the facility. You will interact with other Core Facilities teams, EMBL scientists and industrial partners to plan, acquire and run state of the art equipment and develop user tangled application workflows. You will also maintain and develop in-house and international training courses in flow cytometry and single cell analyses. An active interaction with the international flow cytometry community is also expected.

You have

As our ideal candidate, you should have a proven track record of handling, applying, training and providing service in modern flow cytometry and cell sorting. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability of working in a team and an enthusiastic service attitude are essential.

You might also have

Experience in supporting industrial partners as a support specialist and experimental advisor. Hands on experience in servicing/maintaining modern Flow Cytometry and cell sorting equipment from e.g. BD and Cytek may be an advantage. Additional experience in running and maintaining legacy Beckman Coulter MoFlo-XDP cell sorters and Coherent Sabr/Innova gas lasers is welcome. It would be an advantage to have experience in single cell analyses e.g. with WTA and targeted 10X Genomics and BD Rhapsody assays and instrumentation in parallel with CiteSeq and AbSeq technology.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus. EMBL is committed to internationality, diversity and equality, and as such encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from more than 80 countries, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review. Interviews (via video conference) are tentatively planned for end November 2020.