Senior Flow Cytometry Technologist (Yerkes)

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Regular Full-Time
Emory Primate Center
EPC: Emory Vaccine Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
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Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://www.yerkes.emory.edu


The Emory Vaccine Center within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Flow Cytometrist (Technologist or Director level) to join our Center for AIDS Research Flow Cytometry Core (CFAR-FCC). Our CFAR-FCC has state of the art instruments (3 FACS Arias, 2 FACS Symphony A5’s, and 2 Fortessas) and regularly upgrades instruments. The research community served by the core is extremely sophisticated, including investigators focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, SARS-CoV-2, and basic immunology.


Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with laboratory research experience who is familiar with multi-parameter panel design, instrument set up optimization, and high-level data analysis this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.


The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research. The Flow Cytometrist will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with lab members and center members. The Flow Cytometrist will work to ensure the highest quality of laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.


Please note: The level of Flow Cytometrist position offered (Flow Cytometry Technologist, Sr. or Sci Dir, Flow Cytometry Core) to the selected finalist will be determined after the completion of the interview processes and will be based on meeting or exceeding the Minimum Qualifications for each position as well as experience and training in the related job skills outlined below for each position and preferred qualifications for both positions.




Flow Cytometry Technologist, Sr.

  • Assists a flow cytometry facility and may supervise laboratory personnel.
  • Serves as a key resource in technical and scientific areas related to scientific consulting services, including experimental design, sample preparation, and protocol development for a diverse array of users from multiple disciplines, including immunology, oncology, biochemistry, hematology, and pathology.
  • Assists with budgets, prepares billing statements and balances accounts.
  • Maintains core laboratory web site, to include information on recharge rates, online scheduling, scientific protocols, and links to other related web sites.

Sci Dir, Flow Cytometry Core

  • Together with a Technical Director, manages a Flow Cytometry Core Facility.
  • Serves as a key resource in technical and scientific areas related to flow cytometry.
  • Trains new users in the operation of benchtop analytical flow cytometers.
  • Provides scientific consulting services, including experimental design, sample preparation, and protocol development for a diverse array of users from multiple disciplines, including immunology, oncology, biochemistry, hematology, and pathology.



  • Provides cell sorting services to researchers to include sorting of potentially biohazardous samples.
  • Handles routine maintenance of instruments, including troubleshooting and repair of electronics, fluidics, lasers, and computer components.
  • Operates FACS Aria cell sorters and contribute to maintenance and troubleshooting of our sorters and analyzers.
  • Establishes and maintains a program to authorize use of instruments by independent researchers.
  • Develops basic and advanced flow cytometry training programs.
  • Interfaces with equipment field service engineers, and ensures compliance with relevant maintenance contracts.
  • Provides support for grant applications by assisting with data presentation and facility descriptions.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.



Flow Cytometry Technologist, Sr.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a biological science or medical technology and one year of related experience OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Demonstrated expertise in immunophenotyping and flow cytometry, with documentation in the form of a portfolio of previous work.

Sci Dir, Flow Cytometry Core


  • A bachelor's degree, preferably in a biologically relevant field.
  • Three years of experience related to flow cytometry.
  • Familiarity with basic immunology.
  • A high level of skill with Microsoft Office applications (or equivalent software packages).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.




  • Experience with state-of-the-art flow cytometry
  • PhD in biologically relevant field is preferred



  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment
  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat


Yerkes NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

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