Job Posting Details

Flow Cytometry Scientist

Posted By: Nithianandan Selliah

Post Date: February 18, 2020
Affiliation: Cerba Research
Expiration Date: April 14, 2020


Flow Scientists are the key scientific points of contact of Cerba Research (formerly BARC Global Laboratory) with its clients for Flow cytometry specialty testing, present in Cerba Research’s network of collaborator (division/subcontracting) laboratories. Scientists are intensively involved in the development of new assays on these platforms and the quality of the clinical sample test results from these assays. In these areas, they are the internal point of contact for scientific matters and education, as well as they are proactive scientific advisers to Cerba Research’s commercial development

Tasks and Responsibilities

--> Be the main scientific consultant with clients:
Interact with clients over email, teleconference (TC) and/or face-to-face meetings.
Support the sales team as expert consultant for clients during client visits and/or via TCs
Translate the client’s needs into a comprehensive set of lab testing, tailored to Cerba Research’s division/subcontracting laboratories’ capacities
Provide updates to the client during assay development and validation, e.g. by having regular TC’s to discuss progress.
Provide updates as needed to the client while the validated assay is in production (clinical sample testing).
--> Be the pivotal point of contact between the client, Cerba Research, and Cerba Research’s division/subcontractor laboratories for the identified technology platform:
In close collaboration with the laboratory, be a driving force in the design, experimental set-up and validation of these assays.  
Provide internal support (as to Contracts and Proposals, Project Management, Data Management) for the implementation of these assays.
Author/co-author validation plans, validation reports and working instructions.
Review data prior to release to the client.
Follow up on pending results, on retests/re-analysis and corrective actions.
--> Be the internal expert for Flow cytometry related topics:
Maintain personal scientific and technical expertise in the selected areas through practice and education.
Maintain personal knowledge on the therapeutic areas of assays validated at Cerba Research.
Identify new methodologies and innovative technologies of relevance.
Be an active member of the Scientific Affairs team. Provide scientific training to internal staff and provide scientific material that will be used by the Sales team.
--> Be a driver for growth:
Internally, identify possible areas of improvement, at all levels, in how we work with partner laboratories, also according to partners’ needs and ensuring best alignment.
Externally, collaborate with the rest of the Scientific Affairs team and other teams to identify and produce scientific and technical material that will be used to build capabilities awareness by our potential sponsors.
Qualifications (Education and Experience)
-     PhD degree in Immunology or oncology, or equal by experience.
-     Experience in Flow cytometry assay development and validation.
-     Experience in using various Flow cytometry analysis software.
-     Understanding of Quality Control / Quality Assurance (ISO 15189, CAP/CLIA, GLP etc.).
-     Able to translate complex scientific concepts and techniques into understandable language for internal and external customers.
-     Proactive team player.
-     Able to take decisions alone where needed.
-     Customer-oriented.
-     Flexible in dealing with problems.
-     Punctual and having eye for detail.

Location: Cerba Research (formerly BARC Global Laboratory), 5 Delaware Drive, Lake Success, NY 11042

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