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Rockefeller University Research Support Associate | Flow Cytometry Resource Center in New York, New York

Organization Overview

The Flow Cytometry Resource Center (FCRC) provides University investigators with equipment and support for cell sorting (separation), acquisition, and analysis of flow cytometric data. The FCRC has a wide variety of state-of-art multi-laser/multi-color flow cytometry sorters and analyzers, as well as a spectral flow cytometers. For cell sorting, the FCRC at RU is equipped with four Cell Sorters: three BD FACSAria from BD Biosciences and one Sony MA900 from Sony Biotechnology. For analysis purposes, the FCRC at RU is equipped with six benchtop analyzers, which cover the wide range of researcher’s needs. To help researchers to improve sample quality for the Flow Cytometry and downstream experimental approaches, FCRC has established and is growing the pipelines of the sample preparation equipment. For data analysis, FCRC has six analysis workstations, which are loaded with the flow cytometry and office software for data analysis and preparation materials for the publications. The FCRC five full-time staff members maintain the instruments, assist with experimental design and troubleshooting, advise on sample preparation, consult on data analysis, and provide individualized training.


The Research Support Associate will perform the operation, maintenance, training, and support for flow cytometric studies/research.


  • Independent operation, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting of FCRC equipment

  • Technical assistance in the operation of FCRC equipment and software

  • Tracking and documenting activities in accordance with Center's SOPs

  • Maintenance of laboratory reagents and consumables, and record keeping

  • Assist in Research & Development programs coordinated by senior staff



  • Bachelor's degree in biological, medical or physical science; Master's degree preferred

  • At least two years of relevant flow cytometry and three years of general lab experience working with cell cultures and cells ex vivo

  • The ability to wear/use a particulate filter respirator and lift 40 pounds.

  • Multi-tasking is an essential skill


  • Competency with cell sorting

  • Good verbal communication skills and ability to interact successfully with broad range of individuals within and outside of the University

  • Computer competency in both PC and MAC systems; competency in relevant computer programs

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible/staggered shifts. (Full time, M-F, shifts may stagger from 8-5 to 12-8)

Compensation Range: Min

USD $60,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $70,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time