UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


UCL IoO is recruiting: Flow Cytometry Facility Operator and Assistant Manager

21 January 2020

The role of Flow Cytometry Facility Operator and Assistant Manager at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is currently available (UCL Grade 7). Apply by Friday 21 February (11:59 pm).

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Duties and responsibilities

Both UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) & UCL Institute of Opthalmology (IoO) have dedicated facilities for flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). Both facilities have modern, state-of-the-art, specialist equipment that is available for staff across UCL to use in pursuit of their research. Both facilities require the services of a qualified Operator to run the equipment and to assist staff in their experiments.

The post-holder will operate and maintain all flow cytometry equipment in the Flow Cytometry Facilities at GOS ICH & UCL IoO,  ensure the maintenance, daily cleaning and quality-control of all FACS and flow cytometry equipment in the facilities and keep the labs tidy, develop and improve cell sorting techniques to meet the needs of research projects across UCL, assist users in the analysis of data originating from the cell sorters and flow cytometry equipment, and will help train new users and process cost recovery billing from facility users.

The role is available for one year in the first instance.

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Key Requirements

Candidate must have a BSc or equivalent in a relevant subject area, experience of conducting basic research in immunology and/or molecular biology and experience of flow cytometry and cell sorting with the ability to manage staff and laboratory equipment. Experience of working effectively in a laboratory environment.

Experience of operating and maintaining flow cytometry and cell sorting equipment is desirable.

Further Details

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference 1858605.

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  • We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
  • We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date: 21 February 2020
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC

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