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Professional Lab Manager (Flow Cytometry)
Boise State University

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2021
Title Professional Lab Manager (Flow Cytometry)
University Boise State University
Boise, ID, United States
Department Biomolecular Sciences Graduate Programs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date After the first of the year
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemistry - General

About Us:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:
A full-time Professional Lab Manager position is available in the flow cytometry core lab at Boise State University under the supervision of Dr. Denise Wingett. Primary responsibilities will include the daily operation, maintenance, experimental design, data acquisition, analysis, and data interpretation of a fluorescent activated cell sorter and flow cytometry multi-user core facility ( Serves in a position that enables an individual with their Ph.D. to continue their training as a researcher and gain skills and experience that will prepare them for their research career in academia or elsewhere.

Department Overview:
Professional Lab Manager. This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and quality control of a fluorescent activated cell sorter (FACS) research facility that supports faculty research in the broad area of biomolecular science. Responsibilities of this position include data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. It is also expected that the individual filling this position will be active in research in an area(s) such as nanobiotechnology, cancer research, or respiratory disease. It is expected over time the individual will assist with manuscript preparation and grant writing, and will assist with teaching workshops on flow cytometry.

Level Scope:
Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with an in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. Functions with a high degree of autonomy.

Essential Functions:
The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment.

● Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
● Scientific writing skills demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications
● Ability to acquire accurate, reproducible data
● A critical eye towards consistency, reproducibility, and the scientific method in general
● Excellent project and time management skills
● Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills
● Ability to travel out of state for instrument training workshops
● Advocate for safety and ethics in the workplace
● Possess the appropriate background in experimental design and analysis

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Biological Sciences/Microbiology/Immunology/Molecular Cell Biology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred experience with the operation and, maintenance, of a fluorescent activated cell sorter, and flow cytometers is preferred. Research experience in immunology, nanobiology, respiratory disease, microbiology, or cancer biology is a plus.

Salary and Benefits:
he salary range is $48068 – $52,354 depending upon qualifications. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:
Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity
    Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State’s complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement. If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at 208-426-1616

    Jeanne Clery Act
    Each year, Boise State University prepares an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on the main Boise State campus, all of Boise State’s separate campuses, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State’s campuses. Also included in the report are the University’s institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security, including those related to sexual assault, campus alerts, drug and alcohol use, and others. You can obtain a copy of the report by accessing the following website or you can request a copy of the report by contacting the University’s Department of Public Safety at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706; by calling 208-426-6911; or by sending an email to

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Contact Information

  • Beth Gee
    Biomolecular Sciences Graduate Programs
    Boise State University
    1910 University Drive
    Boise, ID 83725-1512
  • 208-426-2844
  • 208-392-1430


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