Job Posting Details

Scientist II/Senior Scientist, Flow Cytometry

Posted By: Gregory Bannish

Post Date: February 17, 2020
Affiliation: Champions Oncology
Expiration Date: July 1, 2020


Seeking a highly motivated and skilled scientist with exceptional translational immunology, immuno-oncology and clinical trial background, to join our flow cytometry department located in Rockville, MD, USA.


  • Responsible for assay development, qualification and validation

  • Perform multi-parameter flow cytometry including panel design (>12 colors), instrument set-up, sample acquisition and data analysis

  • Perform multiplex cytokine assay such as Luminex and MSD and ELISA

  • Responsible for the quality and efficiency of studies performed in a regulated environment.

  • Project management: lead analysis of flow cytometry data using Flowjo, FACS Suite and Diva software and reporting of results.

  • Responsible for training internal staff or external collaborators on scientific processes 

  • Responsible for scheduling and planning to effectively manage workload

  • Ensuring compliance with established standard operating procedures (SOP). 

  • Ability to interact directly with customers



  • Extensive experience with flow assay development, qualification and validation for clinical trials

  • Proficient in multi-parameter flow cytometry including panel design (>12 colors, instrument set-up, sample acquisition, data analysis)

  • Strong data analysis experience using Flowjo, Diva software and other FACS related analysis tools

  • Proficiency in the analysis and understanding of immune cells and molecules.

  • Perform ex vivo and in vitro assays for immuno-oncology relevant endpoints (e.g. ELISA and multiplex cytokine assays)

  • Preparation and handling of primary specimens, including peripheral blood, ascites, other liquid biospecimens.

  • Primary immune cell culture (experience with T cells, NK cells, Dendritic cells, Macrophages)

  • Sample preparation (murine or human tissues/cells) for immunostaining and acquisition by flow cytometry

  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and develop methods for unmet experimental needs

  • Maintain laboratory records and notebook, organize and compile data, and write weekly reports on results

  • Present data, compose manuscripts & prepare posters/presentations at national/international meetings or symposia in support of business objectives

  • Experience in data interpretation and statistical analysis.

  • Train internal staff or external collaborators on scientific processes.

  • Manage timelines and deliverables and develop reports for various projects.

  • Coordinate parallel tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization.

  • Strong planning, organizational, computer, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work.

  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.




  • Ph.D. in immunology, cellular and/or tumor biology or a closely related field (3-10 year of experience)

  • GLP/GCLP and CAP/CLIA experience required

  • Extensive experience with validation of analytical methods per ICH Q2 guidelines

  • Must have experience in flow cytometry, immune cell phenotyping of immune cell subsets

  • Must have experience designing and developing flow cytometry panels for clinical trials

This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.

  • Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel.

  • Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility

  • Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing.

  • In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards.

  • Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

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