Research Associate, Flow Cytometry

Fremont, CA
Full Time
Entry Level

Research Associate, Flow Cytometry

Fremont, CA

About CellCarta

CellCarta is a leading provider of specialized precision medicine laboratory services to the biopharmaceutical industry. Leveraging its integrated analytical platforms in immunology, histopathology, proteomics, and genomics, as well as related specimen collection and logistics services, CellCarta supports the entire drug development cycle, from discovery to late-stage clinical trials. The company operates globally with over 800 employees in its nine facilities located in Canada, USA, Belgium, Australia, and China.


Looking for an individual who’s motivated to learn and become proficient with various flow cytometry platforms. This candidacy is ideal for an individual who has previously worked in a Flow Cytometry Core Facility and wants to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. The Flow Cytometry Research Associate is responsible for ensuring that appropriate and efficient systems and procedures for the flow cytometry platform are in place and followed including QC, maintenance, experiment and settings. The Research Associate, Flow Cytometry is the technical resource for flow cytometry instruments and data acquisition.


  • Set up and perform full operation of cell sorters.
  • Trains, mentors, and monitors the flow cytometry platforms.
  • Support operators in their experimental acquisitions;
  • Create and set up experiments on various flow cytometry software (Diva and FACSuite):
  • Acts as technical resource for the instrumentation;
  • Interacts with vendors and field service engineers as needed;
  • Maintains instruments (BD LSR Fortessa, BD FACSLyric, CyTOF Helios, BD ARIA II) and their metrics trending.
  • Responsible for inter-equipment and inter-site cross-qualifications.
  • Observe the standards in the laboratory and apply the procedures of the quality system.


  • B.Sc. in Life Sciences, preferably in immunology.

Main Requirements

  • Highly desirable to have 1-3 years experience working in a Flow Cytometry Core Facility. 
  • Thorough technical knowledge of flow cytometer instruments and software;
  • Good leadership and communication skills (oral and written);
  • Ability to train and support staff members.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multitask and to use creative problem-solving strategies;
  • Effective organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Good knowledge of GLP regulations;

Working Conditions

  • Must accept to perform duties or supervise activities in BSL2 environment.

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, citizenship or immigration status or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local news. By completing this application you are seeking to join a team of hardworking professionals dedicated to consistently delivering outstanding service to our customers and contributing to the financial success of the organization, its clients, and its employees. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons.


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