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Randstad Scientific Services Specialist / Flow Cytometry in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Scientific Services Specialist / Flow Cytometry

job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$38.85 - $45.71 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • experience:3 Years

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:35393

job description

Scientific Services Specialist / Flow Cytometry

job summary:

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

job type: Contract

salary: $38.85 - 45.71 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


Responsible for performing scientific services and working with laboratory instruments in scientific laboratories. Works on-site at clients' locations for a wide variety of low- to high-end laboratory equipment. Provides a level of support, responsiveness, and knowledge to the customized specifications of the clients' users. Runs key experiments to keep labs moving forward, while typically using the clients' lab processes and space to ensure seamless delivery of desired quality and timelines for research projects. May manage scientific services engagements at clients' sites.

  • Daily QC and maintenance of flow cytometry instruments in a multi user flow cytometry core.

  • Maintain appropriate documentation of instrument usage and maintenance history

  • Ensure facility compliance with all safety rules and regulation

  • Maintain laboratory stocks of supplies and reagents.

  • Maintain instrument data integrity.

  • Act as a liaison to manufacturer's engineers for troubleshooting and preventative maintenance of instruments.

  • Assist in the design and analysis of flow cytometry experimentation as feasible.

  • Driving toward zero service recalls for any reason

  • Coordinate all service events with Site Coordinator

  • Complete assigned preventive maintenance calls at site within prescribed time frame and established performance standards.

  • Perform timely uploads and downloads of required data to ensure the integrity of the service system.

  • Accountable for assigned company assets to include: tools, test equipment, telecommunication equipment, personal service parts inventory, etc. Manage inventory levels to ensure that adequate supply and appropriate records are maintained.

  • Take an active role in developing technical skills and soft skills to maintain and enhance our value proposition to the customer.

  • Seek higher level certification through participation in company sponsored training & development initiatives.


  • The appropriate individual will have a BS in a scientific discipline and 2-3 years of experience in the operation and troubleshooting of flow cytometry instrumentation.

  • Clear evidence of strong communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively with colleagues with all levels of flow cytometry experience is required.

  • The position requires mechanical aptitude and the ability to with work under minimal supervision while soliciting supervisory assistance when appropriate.

  • Must have a working knowledge of Windows-based computer hardware and flow cytometry software (BC FACSDiva) and the ability to work as part of a team and be productive in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Demonstrated initiative to solve problems with enthusiasm and a positive attitude is required.

  • Experience with HPLC, FLPC, Liquid Handler, Mass Spec or similar technologies

  • Strong MS Excel skills

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new systems.

  • Ability to work in teams and/or project management experience desired

Travel Requirements

  • Involve no travel, based at customer site in Cambridge, MA

skills: HPLC, Biology, Flow Cytometry, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

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