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Research Associate - Cell Biology & Flow Core (Contractor) (P-9980)

Employer
10x Genomics
Location
Pleasanton, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 28, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Contract
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At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

About The Role

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join our Cell Biology and Applications team as a Flow Core technician. This person will interact with scientists and researchers in the Flow Core group and others in the Cell Biology and Applications Department. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the organization of the Flow Coreb, maintenance of sorters and analyzers, daily start-up and shutdown of instruments , and flow panel design and execution..

The ideal candidate will have an education background in one or more of the following disciplines: General Biology, Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, or similar fields. For this role, you should have at least 2 years minimum experience in operating flow cytometers and be trained on an analyzer like LSRII or BD Fortessa. You should be able to independently calibrate a flow cytometer, troubleshoot potential failures with minimal supervision, be able to acquire samples by setting the forward and side scatter for easy cell types like PBMCs, T cell lines, etc. and should be familiar with basic fluorophore combinations and easy panel design.

In addition to technical qualifications, you will be highly goal-oriented, independent, collaborative, will be comfortable handling biological samples, can safely handle potential biohazardous materials, be comfortable with refilling and emptying fluids on a cytometer, willing to learn new techniques, platforms, and concepts, and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities.

What You Will Be Doing

* Assist in daily flow core duties (start-up, shutdown, QC, sample acquisition)s
* Assist in the troubleshooting potential flow cytometry failures
* Assist in designing flow panels
* Maintain cooperative, professional, and positive attitude when interacting with others internally and externally
* Communicate any issues in the core quickly and effectively
* Document any maintenance/performance issues

Minimum Requirements

* BS/MS in one of the following disciplines: Biology, Cancer biology, or similar
* 2+ years of hands-on training on analyzers like LSRII or BD Fortessa
* Experience in calibrating independently a flow cytometer and troubleshooting calibration failures
* Knowledge of how to acquire simple samples by setting the forward and side scatter
* Experience in designing fluorophore panels and also setting them up
* Meticulous attention to detail and strong record-keeping skills
* Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, which requires flexibility and a willingness to take initiative, and learn new techniques and concepts
* Committed to total customer satisfaction with outstanding interpersonal skills and professionalism

Preferred Skills/Experience

* Trained on flow sorters, preferable Sony MA900 or BD FACSAria II y
* Able to set Fluorescent PMT Voltages with minimum supervision
* Experience in sample compensation (manual and automated)

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.
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