Flow Cytometry Specialist

Job Locations US-WI-Wauwatosa
Research and Development
Position Type
Full Time


Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. We are home to the world-renowned Blood Research Institute, we enable life saving gifts from our donors, and provide the science behind the medicine through our diagnostic laboratories. Versiti brings together outstanding minds with unparalleled experience in transfusion medicine, transplantation, stem cells and cellular therapies, oncology and genomics, diagnostic lab services, and medical and scientific expertise. This combination of skill and knowledge results in improved patient outcomes, higher quality services and reduced cost of care for hospitals, blood centers, hospital systems, research and educational institutions, and other health care providers. At Versiti, we are passionate about improving the lives of patients and helping our healthcare partners thrive.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director, Core Laboratories develops, improves, and implements laboratory techniques and performs complex experiments or tests to contribute to the timely and accurate completion of the research project(s) that involve flow cytometry. Works independently; works with other Core staff to coordinate the operation of the Flow Cytometry Core Lab. At the discretion of the Director, Core Labs may be responsible for leadership tasks, including staff training and direction and experimental design and implementation.


  • Works with Director, Core Laboratories to provide the expertise and resources needed to contribute significantly to research projects that require fluorescence activated cell sorting and/or analysis.
  • Operates, calibrates and performs routine maintenance on research equipment in the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource.
  • Provides direction to Research Technologists and Trainees using the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource.
  • Troubleshoots assays and customizes experimental tools to answer research questions involving flow cytometry.
  • Stays current with information relative to the field of flow cytometry and the research being performed.
  • Attends required laboratory and research meetings.
  • Generates clear and complete records of experimental work.
  • May prepare and/or authorize requisitions for ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Adheres to BCW, Biosafety, NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) procedures and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification
  • Understands and performs in accordance with all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Complies with all standard operating policies and procedures
  • Ability and willingness to work 10am-6pm or 11am-7pm M-F




  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry or equivalent scientific discipline required


  • 1-3 years of flow cytometry experience required
  • 1-3 years Extensive experience in fluorescence-activated cell sorting and analysis desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to understand the work performed using flow cytometry instrumentation required
  • Ability to perform flow cytometry research procedures independently required
  • Demonstrated ability in flow cytometry techniques required
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills required
  • Strong detail orientation and analytical ability required
  • Excellent problem solving skills required
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines effectively required
  • Computer literate with an emphasis on analysis of data generated using flow cytometry required

Tools and Technology

  • High-speed, fluorescence-activated cell sorter and analyzer required


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