Technical Specialist in Flow Cytometry

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
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Technical Specialist in Flow Cytometry

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)


Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level, merit-based research University dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research. The University acts as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in the region and in the world. Research at KAUST strives to enhance the welfare of society through focusing on four areas of global significance: food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and located on the shores of the Red Sea, KAUST attracts top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, with more than 80 nations currently represented on campus.


The University brings people together who want to create impact beyond their own achievements within a growing institution. Irrespective of their national origins, the people of KAUST are people of the world who uphold the University’s values of achievement, passion, inspiration, citizenship, diversity, integrity and openness. KAUST has exceptional standards for community residences and recreational facilities and boasts a truly multicultural community environment that can be enjoyed by all, along with ample opportunities to balance work and life. Expatriate employees enjoy exceptional packages, including tax-free salaries, relocation allowances, provided on-campus and fully furnished accommodation and other additional incentives.


Role Summary

An exciting opportunity has become available in the Bioscience Core Lab (BCL) at KAUST. 


We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative specialist to join the Cytometry Team in our facility. The technical specialist will play a key role in providing advanced techniques and expertise in flow cytometry to support KAUST research.


The role focuses on operating highly specialized cytometry instruments (such as BD influx and BD Fortessa), method development and optimization and advising facility users in the context of research projects. There are also ample opportunities to contribute in other areas of BCL, such as proteomics or high throughput sequencing. 


We are a core lab facility and the working environment and mentality is service- and support-oriented in a cooperative spirit. In addition to the competitive employment package, KAUST provides its employees a beautiful resort-like international environment to live and work.


Major Responsibilities

• Operates and manages flow cytometry instruments independently 

• Advices and discusses project needs with researchers

• Provides basic trainings on flow cytometry and high content screening to facility users

• Develops new methodologies and protocols under supervision



• BSc degree or above in Biology, Biochemistry, or related fields 

• At least 3 years’ experience in cell sorting is required

• Demonstrated scientific expertise and knowledge in the field of flow cytometry

• Excellent written and oral communication skills are required


Located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST sets exceptional standards in residences, recreational facilities and boasts a truly multicultural environment which can be enjoyed by all. Life on the Campus provides ample opportunities and time to keep work and life in harmony – from vacations and holidays to an inviting campus community on the shores of the Red Sea, with all the seaside amenities and recreation facilities of a fine resort. Expats are very well looked after, with packages including tax-free salary, relocation, accommodation and various additional incentives.

How to Apply

To learn more please visit or email Christopher Joseph at [email protected]

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