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Research Core Facility Technologist

School of Medicine
22001448 Requisition #

Job Summary:

The UT Health San Antonio/Mays Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) is seeking a highly motivated, responsible and organized individual to join our core to support the cutting-edge research at UT Health SA. This is a full-time position. The Flow Cytometry Core Facility Technician will be facilitating the senior technologists in maintaining the flow cytometry instrumentation, applications and some minimal data analysis. The qualified candidate will also be required to perform daily Q/C and routine testing on all the cell analyzers and sorters. Will assist with record keeping and help order and maintain an inventory of supplies.


The Flow Cytometry Core Facility Technician will demonstrate general lab skills in a research environment, excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills required to assist a large research community. This position reports directly to the Flow Cytometry Core Facility Director.


Job Duties:

  1. Assists individual faculty members in their research endeavors; provides efficient and timely continuous education and consultation in the utilization of the facility.
  2. Assists with daily core facility operations; maintains data backup and core facility computers.
  3. Provides training and technical assistance in instrument operation and data analysis.
  4. Performs daily calibration, operation, and maintenance of the assigned laboratory equipment.
  5. Assists in monitoring the core facility and maintains laboratory quality control records, supply inventories, and instrument usage logs.
  6. Assists with oversight of bookkeeping, billing and reporting to institutional and/or government agencies.
  7. Performs all other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree with major coursework in the field of assignment is required.



Two (2) years of laboratory experience in core activities is required.



Master’s degree in a related field.

Fluent with flow cytometry and experience in working in a core facility.

ASCP certification and experience with various models of cell analyzers and sorters.

Knowledge of flow cytometry applications and analysis software. Proficient in data interpretation. 

One year of relevant experience in flow cytometry.

Good organizational skills, computer skills and a good command of the English language, both written and verbal.

Good communication skills and ability to work with others. Must be flexible with hours and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Company Summary:

UT Health San Antonio is one of the country’s leading health sciences universities and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. With missions of teaching, research, patient care and community engagement, its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have graduated 39,700 alumni who are leading change, advancing their fields, and renewing hope for patients and their families throughout South Texas and the world.  UT Health San Antonio is a 2021 Forbes Best-In-State Employer and is fast becoming known as a place that launches and advances careers.

As an employer, UT Health San Antonio provides:

•    An excellent benefits package with lower-cost health insurance options for employees as well as competitive dental and vision plans.

•    A defined benefit retirement plan with matching contributions higher than the market average.

•    Three to five weeks of paid time off per year, plus sick leave and paid holidays.

•    Discounts at UT Health providers and facilities.


Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.


Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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