[Cytometry] Flow Cytometry Manager position in London available

Heck Susanne Susanne.Heck at gstt.nhs.uk
Tue Mar 15 12:53:04 EDT 2011

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comprehensive
Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
and King's College London, together with strategic partners including
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is one of five new
comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres in the UK.  The Centre has a
strong focus on translational research taking advances in basic medical
research out of the laboratory and into the clinical setting, forming a
key part of the Department of Health's new strategy for research and
development in the NHS.


The Clinical Research Facilities (CRF's) at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS
Foundation Trust (GSTFT) and King's College London are newly established
platforms for translational research and early clinical trials. They
will accelerate discovery of novel approaches to the prevention,
diagnosis and therapy of major diseases relevant to the NHS and will
ultimately contribute to the improvement of patient outcomes. The
clinical research facilities are closely linked with the NIHR Biomedical
Research Centre and will enable the BRC to deliver on its translational
agenda. To enable this process, a significant investment in the
recruitment of new posts has been made by the NIHR BRC. Major themes
using the new facilities include Asthma & Allergy, Atherosclerosis,
Cutaneous Medicine/Dermatology, Cancer, Immunity and Infection, Oral
Health and Transplantation.  


We are seeking to appoint a Flow Cytometry Manager based at Guy's CRF.
He/she will play a key role in expanding the Flow Cytometry service,
including the establishment of therapeutic cell sorting and in
developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for biomarker
discovery. The candidate must have the ability to work independently and
be able to take on responsibilities for the day-to-day management and
operation of the flow core and sample laboratories. The Flow Cytometry
Manager will supervise one member of staff. The current remit will
include scheduling, data acquisition and analysis, data management,
instrument maintenance, training and providing general support for
groups of scientists using the facility. An important part of the role
will be to liaise with regulatory personnel and clinicians and
researchers within the Trust and KCL.


The role calls for a detail oriented and highly motivated individual
with the ability develop new protocols and customise equipment in order
to analyze and purify cells for subsequent studies. Prior hands on
experience in operating cell sorters and high end analytical flow
instrumentation is essential, general lab experience working with cell
cultures and ex vivo sample material are highly desirable. Computer
competency in relevant flow cytometry software is a must, prior
experience with BD instrumentation highly desirable.


A first degree in a relevant scientific discipline, post graduate degree
MSc - in an appropriate specialism is essential; HPC registration and
ASCP certification in medical technology are a plus. Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work
autonomously and as part of a team within a multidisciplinary
environment is essential.  Prior experience in a clinical research
facility and/or GMP facility would be advantageous. 


This post is initially funded until March 31, 2012. Closing date for
applications is April 5, 2011 at 5 PM GST.


Further information can be obtained on-line from the Centre's website at
<http://www.biomedicalresearchcentre.org/>  or by contacting Susanne
Heck at Susanne.Heck at gstt.nhs.uk, telephone 077 688 666 58



Dr. Susanne Heck, Ph.D.

Senior Flow Cytometry Manager

NIHR GSTT/KCL Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre

Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

15th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT


Email: Susanne.Heck at gstt.nhs.uk <mailto:Susanne.Heck at gstt.nhs.uk> 

phone: 020718 ext. 81184

mobile: 077 6886 6658



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