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Development Scientist - Flow Cytometry   Job ID2022-45071

July 11, 2022

Seattle Children’s Hospital- Seattle, WA

Full Time (1.0 FTE) – Day Shift 

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Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or in a related science curriculum.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in flow cytometry.
Preferred Education:
- Master’s or other advanced degree


Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Cell Markers Laboratory is an integral part of the hospital’s mission to provide hope, care and cures to children by performing complex hematopathology- and immunology-based testing for our patients.  We are actively recruiting a hardworking, detail-oriented laboratory development scientist with a minimum of two years of experience in flow cytometry to validate new clinical and research assays and new instrumentation, to support the clinical Cell Marker Laboratory staff in providing accurate and timely results for patients, and assist the clinical research efforts at Seattle Children’s Hospital, with a particular focus on studies investigating the use and efficacy of CAR-T Cell immunotherapy.  The successful candidate would work alongside a dynamic flow cytometry team a clinical laboratory located on Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus in Seattle.

Previous experience with multiparametric flow cytometry is required, ideally in a clinical laboratory setting.  Knowledge of Beckman Coulter Gallios/Navios is highly desired, as is knowledge of Kaluza analysis software.   Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in the development and validation of >10 color flow cytometry panels and in-depth knowledge of flow cytometry instrumentation.  Excellent oral and written communications skills are necessary.  Proficiency in evaluating quality control data, biostatistical analysis, and procedure writing is also desired.  The successful candidate will be motivated, highly organized, and an effective collaborator.

Specific responsibilities would include (but are not limited to) instrument and protocol validation, writing technical procedures, compensation monitoring, and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of services provided within the department’s overall quality assessment and improvement program.

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