Flow Cytometry Technologist (ASCP)
Job Details
Tukwila - Main Lab LLC - Tukwila, WA
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
2nd Shift

Under the supervision of the Assistant FLOW Supervisor, the Flow Cytometry Technologist performs with proficiency, the tests and procedures assigned to the Flow department to include assay development, validation, overall test monitoring and troubleshooting. The position is responsible for accurate reporting of results, quality control, training new employees, equipment maintenance and all other duties assigned by the supervisor.


Essential Functions:

  1. Perform immunophenotyping assays, verify appropriate test panels and choose additional testing with proficiency and understanding of Flow Cytometry principles
  2. Analyze and accurately report Flow testing on all sample types
  3. Maintenance and documentation of departmental instrumentation performance metrics
  4. Prepare cocktail antibodies, reagent stock and working solutions
  5. Complete QA and QC documentation on a daily basis
  6. Assist with inventory management
  7. Troubleshoot issues and assist with updating laboratory procedures
  8. Participate in weekend on-call rotation
  9. Assist leadership with processing new tests and validation/confirmation testing
  10. Assist with training of employees as needed
  11. Other duties as assigned


  1. Detail oriented
  2. Collaborative, team player
  3. Able to interact professionally with co-workers, clients and hospital departments
  4. Use internal and hospital IT systems
  5. Be flexible and adaptable
  6. Strong time management and organization skills with the ability to multitask
  7. Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
  8. Must have excellent communication and customer service skills
  9. Be able to perform well under pressure and large work volume
  10. Must have basic computer skills, including accurate typing and be able to learn new software and equipment
  11. Ability to troubleshoot and deal with conflicts
  12. Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and PPE requirements



Qualifications and Experience:

  1. ASCP certification preferred
  2. 4-year degree in biological sciences/chemistry or completion of accredited laboratory program
  3. High-volume sample preparation and testing in a clinical bioscience laboratory
  4. Preferred: flow cytometry operation, troubleshooting and maintenance in a work environment


Physical Requirements

  1. Be able to lift 10+ lbs.
  2. Be able to stand for over 5 hours at a time