Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in a number of educations at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 400 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 340 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 600 affiliated people.

BioVis Platform is a service facility for researchers from academic and non-academic research areas and consists of 4 nodes with Light Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, Electron Microscopy and Analysis. The BioVis Flow Cytometry node currently consists of five instruments, a BD LSRII and  BC Cytoflex  Flow Cytometer, a BD ARIAIII and a BD FACS MELODY Cell Sorter and an Amnis Image FlowSight Flow Cytometer. The position comprise overall responsibility for the Flow Cytometry node at the BioVis platform. To link the research questions of our customers with the potential of our instruments is the key for an adequate Flow Cytometry service here at BioVis, so a scientific and technical mindset is needed. Your work will also call for flexibility and multitasking – so excellent organizational skills are as important as developing and following routines. You will be the link between customer(-project) and instrument and we need you to combine the above characteristics with service oriented actions. As many of our customers work on Flow Cytometry (and Microscopy) on different knowledge levels, we expect you to be enthusiastic in acquiring new knowledge, developing new skills and finding ways to transfer this knowledge to our customers.

Work description:

- Responsibility for instruments and user support for the above mentioned instruments
- Troubleshooting, cleaning, calibration, and maintenance and minor repairs of all instruments.
- Cell sorting for customers. 
- Expertise in the software BD DiVA, BC Cytexpert, (Merck IDEAS, FlowJo) etc.
- Help users with technical and software problems.
- Introduction to instruments - theoretical and practical all-day courses
- Consultation with customers regarding sample processing, multicolor panel and compensation, and more.
- Maintain contact with service engineers at PM and downtime.
- Lecture and lead laboratory sessions at various university courses or for external flow cytometry clients.
- Analysis for Conventional Flow Cytometry (and Image Flow Cytometry).

Qualifications:

- Master degree in the field of medical or natural sciences.
- Experience in technically advanced instruments mentioned above as well as experience in flow cytometry analysis.
- Very good, documented practical and theoretical knowledge in flow cytometry for various samples from organ, cell culture and/or plant material.
- Experience in the use and service of FlowCytometer and Cell sorter. 

The position requires good oral and written knowledge in English. Good computer experience is required. The applicant must be service-oriented, have a good cooperative ability and must be used to independent work.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

Merits:

- Experience in running technically oriented service operations in a R&D environment.
- Experience in using BD and BC instruments.
- Educational experience and interest.
- Knowledge in multivariate analysis is an asset. 
- Knowledge of microscopy and use of Image FlowSight is an asset.

The application should include a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, contact details of two references and a short description of the applicant and his/her work experience. Letter(s) of recommendation may be included. Please let us know about your experiences with the Flow Cytometer and Cell Sorter you have used. 

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to individual qualifications. 

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of employment: General temporary employment of 12 months from start date with possibility of extension.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Dirk Pacholsky, dirk.pacholsky@igp.uu.se, 070-1679338. 

Please submit your application by December 3, 2019. UFV-PA 2019/3520.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-01-01
Salary fixed pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/3520
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 19.Nov.2019
Last application date 03.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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