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Sanford Health Senior Flow Cytometry Research Technician - Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Senior Flow Cytometry Research Technician | Research | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Admin-Indirect-CB - Research Specialists

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Three or more years of related experience preferred. Performs moderately-complex laboratory testing, experiments and analyses following established protocols. Participates in the development of protocols, revisions, amendments and monitor plan & scope. Maintains records of research. Compile and analyze data. Presents results to research group. Responsible for regulatory record keeping and training. Must coordinate and supervise use of research center shared equipment and facilities including generation of Standard Operating Procedures when required. Daily administrative responsibilities of the lab. Mediation/ resolution of conflicts between labs over shared equipment and facilities are required. Supervises maintenance and servicing of research center shared equipment and facilities. Participates in regular meetings with other senior technical staff from other research centers to resolve issues related to purchasing, lab infrastructure, facility status, lab/ office logistical functions, and intra research center cooperation. Management of shared research center space to accommodate needs of all labs. Required to serve as a representative of research center interests and needs on multi-research center committees, panels and groups.


  • Set up and Operate Flow Cytometers and Sorters

  • Perform all necessary QC and machine troubleshooting

  • Effectively communicate with senior technical staff, office staff and other clients clearly and professionally.

  • Analyze data and assist in writing and editing manuscripts for Core Users as needed.

  • Assisting Core Users with instrument and software training. Assist Core Users to troubleshoot a variety of general issues related to data acquisition, data analysis, and data storage.

  • Assisting in the execution of Core related projects.

  • Responsible for maintaining excellence andefficiency in the department

  • Resolves issues and performs duties as required to meet customer requirements

  • Candidate must be able to work independently and as a team player.


Applies established organizational practices in budgeting. Analyze laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results. Supervise or instruct other technicians or laboratory assistants. Speaks/writes using correct language, mechanics, and gestures. Receives and stores laboratory supplies; sets order limits and calculates replenishment orders. Productively balances speed and accuracy. Operates and calibrates equipment in multiple and diverse laboratory environments. Monitors environmental, safety and equipment requirements and conditions. Develops and demonstrates an extensive knowledge base and best practice on how to troubleshoot non-recurring and performance-related problems. Designs policies and standards for a function or department. Consults on issues and considerations for using different types of research approaches. Champions behaviors that inspire cohesiveness and move the organization to reach a vision.



  • BA or BS (4 year Degree). Prefer Master's degree.

  • Documented hands-on experience and deep knowledge of basic and advanced Flow Cytometry methods and techniques, including proficiency in operating multi-color flow analyzers and sorters, is required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in solving technical problems such as issues with lab/flow cytometry instrumentation

  • Good computer proficiency with MS-Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as strong data entry skills

  • Familiarity with Flow-Jo software packages is essential.

  • Good customer service skills, with the ability to remain calm, pleasant and professional during times of stress.

  • Good work ethic with the ability to complete work accurately and timely, with general direction.

  • Good professional and effective communication skills, verbal, and written.

  • Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

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We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD03931