Flow Cytometer Intern

  • Pivot Bio
  • 1725 Whittlesey Rd, Columbus, GA 31904, USA
  • Aug 14, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description: 

Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN.

Position:  Flow Cytometer Intern (Location:  Berkeley, CA)

The Flow Cytometer Intern is responsible for developing assays on the flow cytometer as well as routine processing of microbial samples for live/dead data analysis. The position includes performing all aspects of flow cytometry testing and analysis: setting up and maintaining the instrument, preparing samples, fine-tuning gating techniques, preparing and maintaining reagents, and troubleshooting. Must be able to work independently and as a part of a dynamic team. 


  • Prepare samples for routine analysis on BD Accuri C6 Plus flow cytometer including cell culture preparation, staining, and sample storage.
  • Develop and validate new assays and testing protocols under general supervision.
  • Perform daily cytometer maintenance and quality control checks. Troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Analyze and report data in a timely manner.


  • A completed BS degree in the life sciences or equivalent field 
  • Practical experience in flow cytometry (Ideally a BD Accuri C6 Plus)
  • Full time, in person position, must have shift flexibility  
  • Great communication - ability to understand the needs of others and clearly explain ideas
  • Strong ability to work independently and ask good questions
  • Experience working with microbial cell cultures strongly preferred
  • Experience with light microscopy a plus


What we offer:

  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team


Food & Agriculture

Climate Solutions

Nutrient Management

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