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Staff Scientist - Flow cytometry core facility

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The Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bethesda, MD, is actively recruiting for a Staff Scientist to manage a research flow cytometry core facility. The successful applicant must have extensive experience in running current multiparametric flow cytometric analyzers, cell sorting, data analysis, quality control procedures and instrument maintenance.

This position represents an effort to provide advanced technical assistance in flow cytometry to NCI investigators and maximize utilization of flow cytometric equipment. NCI investigators utilize flow cytometric techniques in their experiments. Cutting edge multiparametric flow cytometry is highly complex technically and requires extensive knowledge in order to generate high quality experimental data. Years of experience in the field are required in order to achieve this level of knowledge. It is, therefore, highly desirable for NCI investigators to have an experienced Flow Cytometry Core Manager with such experience available to assist in designing, carrying out, and analyzing flow cytometric experiments. While flow cytometry is a vital research tool, individual NCI laboratories do not utilize this technique sufficiently to warrant purchase of flow cytometric equipment for each laboratory. In addition, flow cytometers are expensive and require technical knowledge to maintain optimal performance. Creation of an NCI Flow Cytometry Core in Building 10, with a dedicated Flow Cytometry Core Manager will provide technical expertise and promote scientific excellence, maximize instrument utilization as well as result in a financial savings to NCI.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a core facility that will promote and support strong collaborations across the basic, translational, and clinical research spectrum.  The successful applicant will provide demonstrable leadership, technical expertise, and must be highly collaborative.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: Ph.D. or equivalent; M.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Government Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience


The successful candidate should have a well-established track record of experience with various flow cytometric platforms. Candidates will be evaluated on their educational background, previous collaborations, scholarly work, leadership and experience.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research:

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply:

  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Summary of Research Experience

Contact Name: Adam Collett

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Adam Collett,

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