[Cytometry] Research analyst position at ITN

Zhugong Liu zliu at immunetolerance.org
Mon Feb 8 10:25:07 EST 2010

Hello all,

It looks like that the attachment to my last posting did not go through.
I have now pasted job description to the end of this email. Please take
a look.


Flow cytometry research analyst/scientist position

The Tolerance Assay and Data Analysis Group (TADA) of the Immune
Tolerance Network (ITN) has an open position for a flow cytometry
research analyst/scientist at their Bethesda, MD office. The ITN is a
National Institutes of Health-funded research network created to
facilitate the advancement of immune tolerance-inducing initiatives in
human clinical practice. With over $30 million dollars in funding per
year, the ITN is responsible for the selection, design and key aspects
of the implementation of mechanistic, laboratory-based studies and
clinical trials examining many of the most advanced experimental drugs
and biologics in development today.

The ITN has approximately 80 full-time members divided into the
functional areas needed to design and carry out integrated mechanistic
and clinical trials in several distinct disease areas including multiple
auto immune diseases such as type I diabetes, lupus, psoriasis,
rheumatoid arthritis, and including the induction of tolerance to
transplants. The ITN currently has 30+ clinical trials in progress, many
of which measure the dynamics of complex lymphocyte subpopulations using
multi-parameter flow analysis. 

The successful candidate will perform complex flow cytometry data
analyses and must have extensive practical knowledge of flow cytometry
including analysis of FCS files using multiple software applications.
These include, but are not limited to FlowJo, CXP, ModFit , WinList and
FCS Express. The candidate will manage schedules and timelines of sample
analysis, generate and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and
oversee core laboratories' performance by means of quality assurance.
The incumbent will be responsible for generating and implementing a
quality assurance plan for flow cytometry assays performed in the core
laboratories to ensure that all assays are reproducible and high
quality.  The successful applicant will also be responsible for
archiving and managing scientific data, meeting minutes and generating
quality control reports. 

M.S. in Biotechnology or a related field and a minimum of three years of
relevant experience, or B.S with five years experience is required. A
strong background in immunology is preferred. The candidate must express
strong interests in innovative research tools for new approaches for
high throughput flow data analysis and visualization that can be
implemented in flow cytometric data analysis as well as for quality
assurance processes. These might include:

*	Batch processing of a large amount of flow cytometry data 
*	Data quality assessments
*	Identification of artifacts in sample preparation/handling &
recommendation(s) for correction
*	Software tools for defining cell populations and automated
*	High throughput data visualization

Other required skills include strong written and verbal communication,
interpersonal and negotiation skills, and strong computer skills.

To apply for this position please send CV and names of three references
to Dr. Liu at zliu at immunetolerance.org

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