1) The Senior Cytogenetic Technologist will be expected to perform pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic analysis in the setting of a clinical cytogenetics laboratory.
2) This includes receiving, accessioning, and culturing of blood, bone marrow, and tumor tissue specimens from patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other hematologic disease for clinical purposes as well as harvesting cultures and preparing Giemsa stained metaphase slides for chromosome analysis and interphase slides for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).
3) They will also be responsible for performing chromosome analyses and molecular genetic analyses (FISH and chromosomal microarray) and prepare preliminary reports describing analysis results.
4) In addition, the Clinical Technologist will be an active member of the laboratory by contributing to the proficiency and safety of the clinical lab through the maintenance of laboratory equipment, preparation of reagents, and following and maintaining quality control policies and procedures.
5) They will also be involved in the training and teaching of new personnel and rotating students (medical, residency, fellows, etc).
6) Attend bone marrow aspirations to obtain specimens on patients with leukemia or lymphoma.
7) Establish short-term cultures, and prepare metaphase cells from cultures, and prepare microscope slides and stain metaphase cells to induce Giemsa banding patterns.
8) Perform accurate and timely cytogenetic, FISH, and microarray analyses.Â
9) Prepare preliminary and final reports describing the results of cytogenetic analysis.
10) Record accurate data into computer database.
11) Participate in laboratory tasks, such as (1) performing and oversee the ordering of supplies and maintaining laboratory inventory; (2) Serving as the Laboratory Safety Officer to assure compliance with established safety and quality control procedures, and maintain ongoing compliance with all CAP/CLIA laboratory standards; or (3) Assisting the Laboratory Directors in the preparation of the laboratory for on-site inspections by helping to update laboratory documentation related to quality control procedures and all relevant safety documentation.
12) Assist Laboratory Directors in planning, developing and validating new analytical tests.
13) Instruct new personnel including technologists, residents, medical students, and fellows, and others individuals in a broad range of cytogenetic, FISH, and microarray techniques.
1) Experience with conventional cytogenetic analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis.
2) Experience with chromosomal microarray.
3) Problem-solving skills.
4) Attention to detail.
5) Organizational skills.
6) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
7) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
8) Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
9) Good manual dexterity and color discrimination.
10) Ability to interact with medical professionals and co-workers effectively and professionally.
1) Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or related field
1) 5 years of relevant experience
2) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certified Cytogenetic Technologist
2) Cover letter
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