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We are searching for a Cytogenetics Technologist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide clinics with timely, accurate clinical cytogenetic testing and to provide rapid FISH and other molecular analysis on a variety of specimens including solid tumors, bone marrow aspirates, peripheral bloods, and other tissue types to help in initial diagnosis and follow up after treatment. You will interpret test results and write preliminary reports and karyotypic diagnosis. You will also review cases with director for further follow up and additional testing when needed.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
· Receives, prepares, processes, and analyzes specimens
· Trains junior technologist in the practice of receiving, preparing, and analyzing specimens
· Detects normal and abnormal chromosomes and karyotypes under the microscope
· Updates and maintains current laboratory written protocols as directed by general supervisor or director
· Reviews karyotypic findings with junior technologist, presents slides and digital images with unusual findings, and recommends evaluation and decisions as to whether further studies are necessary
· Cares for and maintains supplies, equipment and work areas.
· Responsible for quality assurance initiatives and program activities designed to improve the quality of service provided
· Identifies and pursues opportunities for professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, conferences, and professional affiliations
· Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences or related sciences required
· CG-ASCP from the American Society for Clinical Pathology required
· 4 years’ experience in cytogenetic, FISH, and other molecular biology techniques required