Senior Technical Officer - Flow Cytometry Services/Core Facility

  • EMBL
  • Italy
  • Sep 16, 2020
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are looking for a technical officer to run the advanced Flow Cytometry facility at the Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit near Rome, Italy.

You will report to the Head of EMBL Rome and manage a high-standard service facility offering in-house personalized flow cytometric service to EMBL scientists. You will be responsible for running, maintaining and trouble-shooting the facility instruments and for training users on the equipment (FACSAria cell sorter, Attune NxT and FACScanto analyser, iCELL8 single-cell system). You will be encouraged to both attend conferences and to assist in instruction of FACS courses organized at the EMBL Heidelberg unit.

Other responsibilities will include:

This position is suitable for individuals with experience as a user or a technician of a flow cytometry facility.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family. Researchers at EMBL Rome take advantage of a full range of core facilities as well as close institutional links with other EMBL sites.

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. The working language of the Unit is English.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. An initial contract of 3 to 5 years' duration will be offered to the successful candidate. This can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a CV, and 2 reference letters through our online application system via