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Rockefeller University Senior Research Support Specialist | Flow Cytometry Resource Center in New York, New York

Organization Overview

The Flow Cytometry Resource Center (FCRC) provides University investigators with equipment and support for cell sorting (separation), acquisition, and analysis of flow cytometric data. The FCRC has a wide variety of state-of-art multi-laser/multi-color flow cytometry sorters and analyzers, as well as a spectral flow cytometers. For cell sorting, the FCRC at RU is equipped with four Cell Sorters: three BD FACSAria from BD Biosciences and one Sony MA900 from Sony Biotechnology. For analysis purposes, the FCRC at RU is equipped with six benchtop analyzers, which cover the wide range of researcher’s needs. To help researchers to improve sample quality for the Flow Cytometry and downstream experimental approaches, FCRC has established and is growing the pipelines of the sample preparation equipment. For data analysis, FCRC has six analysis workstations, which are loaded with the flow cytometry and office software for data analysis and preparation materials for the publications. The FCRC five full-time staff members maintain the instruments, assist with experimental design and troubleshooting, advise on sample preparation, consult on data analysis, and provide individualized training.


The Senior Research Support Specialist will provide consulting, training, support of and direct service for flow cytometric studies/research.


Responsibilities include:

  • Independent operation, troubleshooting, and scheduled maintenance of the FCRC instruments

  • Assisting users with experimental design and analysis

  • Conducting QC operations

  • Tracking and documenting activities in accordance with Center SOPs

  • Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested



  • Master's degree required, Ph.D. strongly preferred

  • Educational emphasis in biological, medical or physical science

  • Relevant flow cytometry experience (at least three years)

  • Minimum of five concurrent or additional years of laboratory experience

  • Competency with cell sorting is highly desirable

  • Ability to wear/use a particulate filter respirator and lift 40 pounds

Preferable skills:

  • General laboratory experience working with cell cultures and cells ex vivo

  • Good verbal communication skills

  • Ability to interact successfully with broad range of individuals within and outside of the University

  • Computer competency in both PC and MAC systems; competency in relevant computer programs

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible/staggered shifts. (Full time, M-F, shifts may range from 8-4 to 12-8pm)

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $90,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $110,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time