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Research and development scientist, Clinical Hematology Flow Cytometry Lab

Posted By: Huifei Liu

Post Date: February 9, 2020
Affiliation: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Expiration Date: December 1, 2020

Research and Development Scientist - Clinical Hematology Flow Cytometry

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Columbus, Ohio, 43205

Contact: Huifei Liu, MD, PhD, Director, Clinical Flow Cytometry,

Job Description

The Research and Development Scientist works with section director(s) and manager to participate in daily data analysis of clinical diagnostic samples, conduct R&D, and develop protocols to verify/validate and implement new clinical assays. From the results of verification/validation studies, helps to implement testing including all aspects of quality control, proficiency testing, reference ranges, etc.  Prepares technical materials such as abstracts, annual reports, scientific papers and presentations.  Publishes scientific articles in appropriate refereed journals. 

Job responsibility:

  • To perform clinical sample data analysis for diagnosis of hematological diseases such as lymphoma, leukemia, etc, and prepare preliminary report.

  • To assess if test procedure is meeting expectations and the results are within acceptable ranges. Conduct investigation on data and instrument operation troubleshooting.

  • To be responsible for new clinical flow cytometry assay development and validation, including writing validation plan, organizing validation process, analyzing validation data, writing validation result summary and working with other personnel to launch the newly validated assay.

  • To be responsible for updating and drafting new standard operating procedures (SOP) for assays, quality controls and data management procedures.

  • To perform clinical research project and write manuscript for publication

Essential Qualifications/Experience:

•    PhD and/or MD in biomedical sciences with some background in immunology.

•    Experience in multicolor Flow Cytometry, including sample preparation (with an emphasis on blood and tissue processing), instrument set up, data acquisition and analysis.

•    Competency with Flow Cytometry data analysis tools

•    Experience with flow cytometry instrumentation and assay-troubleshooting in the development of assay and workflow designs.

•    Ability to contribute and work in a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team environment

•    Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English

•    Scientific report writing and presentation skills

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities

  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being

  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement

Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • The position requires excellent manual dexterity, good visual acuity and hearing, and excellent communication skills as well as a better-than-average ability to write. 

  • Physical activities frequently include sitting, talking on the phone or in person, utilizing fine motor skills, standing, walking, and occasionally lifting up to 30 pounds independently.