Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Flow Cytometry Assistant or Specialist


We are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive individual to join our cutting-edge Flow Cytometry Core Facility here at the Babraham Institute as a Flow Cytometry Assistant/Flow Cytometry Specialist.  The Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers high quality service and state-of-the-art instrumentation to members of Babraham Institute and external companies, including those based on the Babraham Research Campus
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility is equipped with state-of-the-art analysers and sorters and is situated within a growing research campus that is home to the Institute and over 60 companies.   For information about the core facility and the equipment can be found on
The post holder will assist the Head of the Facility in providing a smooth and reliable cell sorting and analysis service to researchers.   This position is an exciting opportunity for an individual to work within a dynamic team and to develop a career in cytometry.
The ideal candidate should have prior experience of flow cytometry and will be employed as a ‘Flow Cytometry Assistant’. 
However, any candidates with substantial experience in Flow Cytometry, preferably including experience in Cell Sorting will be employed as a ‘Flow Cytometry Specialist’. 
When applying for the position, please state which level of job you are applying for and your suitable experience and skills for that level.

Full details of the position can be found here.
Funding for this position is available for one year in the first instance.

Starting salary is £25,795 per annum to £34,166 per annum depending on skills and experience.
Part-time working hours will be considered for this role and the salary will be pro-rated accordingly.
On applying please quote reference FCA-FCS-RW
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 30 April 2018.
The Babraham Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award and is committed to promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity and mutual respect that supports the Institute’s ambitions and attracts highly motivated and talented people.
The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.

The Babraham Institute aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Babraham Institute welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

However, all vacancies within our Nursery are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the positions entail working with children.

The Babraham Institute is continually trying to find ways to reduce its administrative costs, as such we have made the decision not to write to those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, please be aware that if you have not heard from us within one month of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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