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CTLS 2018 Annual General Meeting held in Paris, October 24 and 25 2017.

The CTLS AGM met in Paris October 24 & 25th to discuss association business and elect a new Executive Council. For more details and full presentations please see the members downloads page.

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Flow Cytometry Specialist
The BioOptics Core Facility of the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) and the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI) is seeking a highly motivated, full-time Flow Cytometry Specialist (m/f).

The operation of the BioOptics Core Facility is based on a cooperation of Boehringer Ingelheim and the Austrian Academy of Science and provides services to 36 research groups and 450 scientists from over 40 countries. The facility provides the researchers at the IMP/IMBA/GMI with service in flow cytometry, microscopy and image analysis. It is equipped with state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometers and cell sorters as well as optical microscopes plus imaging software – see for details. The core facility currently offers five analyzers, one self-operated FACS and operated services on three sorters to more than 200 researchers. We are now seeking a highly motivated and service oriented flow cytometry specialist who will become part of our team and will support both analytical as well as flow projects involving cell sorting.

The candidate is expected to:
Strengthen the existing team mainly by providing advice and assistance to researchers in all aspects of flow cytometry experiments with a focus on experimental design, sample preparation and handling
Provide training and assistance to facility users in instrument operation, and software analysis
Carry out and/or assist with data analysis using various software packages including FACSDiva, FlowJo, ForeCyt and others
Perform daily calibration, operation, maintenance and basic repair of facility equipment
Perform sorting on operator driven machines

Applicants should hold a PhD in immunology, cancer research or developmental biology including stem cell biology and should have a minimum of 3 years of flow cytometry experience, preferably including advanced techniques like intracellular stains, functional assays (e.g. Calcium flux), etc. They should be able to work as part of a team, be highly self-motivated and interested in optical technologies. Fluency in English together with good communication and interpersonal skills are required, basic skills in German advantageous. The candidate should be an enthusiastic, service-oriented team player willing to help scientists with basic and advanced aspects of flow cytometry.

The institutes, embedded in the Vienna BioCenter (VBC), offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic international environment with excellent benefits. Significant benefits include a subsidized child support centre and cafeteria as well as training courses. The yearly gross salary starts from € 50.800,- depending on qualifications and experience. The position is initially limited to one year with the option to prolong.
Applications, including a full CV and the names of two referees should be sent to:

Karin Aumayr, Head of BioOptics
IMP – Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Campus-Vienna-Biocenter 1
1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43-1-79730-3701


CTLS 2018

CTLS 2018 Ghent Belgium - The CTLS 2018 Congress

CTLS2018@VIB will be held July 1-4th, 2018 in the beautiful and historic city of Ghent. Settled as far back as the Iron Age at the confluence of the Scheldt and Leie rivers, the current city dates from the founding of Saint Bavo’s abbey in 650 by Saint Amand (patron saint of brewers). For the conference CTLS will use the University of Ghent’s congress center, Het Pand. The facility is housed in a former Dominican abbey dating to the 13th century. It can hold up to 400 participants and despite it’s complete modernization retains it’s medieval charm.

Over the 4 days of the conference there will be plenary and parallel sessions focusing on core facility operations, management and specific technologies of interest to facility staff. A Keynote talk will be given by 2001 Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse. Poster sessions will be held to allow core scientists to present new developments in their technologies and a core facility marketplace area will also be available for facilities to promote their expertise and services. A Belgian beer tasting, guided boat trip through the city’s canals and conference dinner at the old fish market will highlight the social program.

CTLS2018@VIB aims to offer core facility staff and those interested in careers as expert scientists an opportunity to learn, network and forge alliances to strengthen core facility science throughout Europe.

 As a CTLS member, you receive a significant reduction*, which brings your registration fee on a total of €300 (Excl. vat).
For more information about the conference, please visit the website.

*For Academic and Industry profiles - registered before the Early Bird deadline (16 June 2018).