Cytogenetic Technologists

Various locations

Date Posted/Updated: June 3rd, 2020


Position Locations

We represent multiple clients with Cytogenetic openings.

Current open positions:

Nashville, TN and Marlborough, MA - day shift positions

Position Summary

  • Cytogenetic Technologist, Marlborough, MA day shift positions

  • Must have ASCP Cytogenetic certification

  • Hours are: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

  • Bonus eligible up to 3% of annual base

Compensation based upon experience, certifications, etc. ranging from low to mid $30’s per hour with some flexibility.

Job Responsibilities

  • If job assignment includes tissue culture: Using SOPs, accurately and efficiently performs tissue culture of assigned specimen types, including culture initiation, maintenance, and harvest. Also performs slide preparation and staining for microscopic analysis.

  • If job assignment includes microscopic analysis: Performs accurate microscopic/post-microscopic analyses of assigned specimen types meeting or exceeding established productivity standards, applying additional staining/testing procedures when indicated, and preparing karyotypes using established cytogenetics laboratory procedures.

  • If job assignment includes fluorescence in situ hybridization: Using SOPs, accurately and efficiently processes assigned specimen types, including slide preparation, pre-treatment, hybridization, post wash, and counterstain for microscopic analysis using appropriate quality control standards. Performs accurate microscopic/post-microscopic analyses of assigned specimen types meeting or exceeding established productivity and quality control standards.

  • Documents and maintains tissue culture and/or microscopy analysis records completely and accurately.

  • Documents chromosome or FISH abnormalities using correct ISCN nomenclature and best assessment of breakpoints.

  • Ensures accurate specimen processing/test results by strict adherence to testing methodology and quality standards.

  • Possesses appropriate computer skills (CAPS, Tandem, etc) to accomplish tasks.

  • Participates in quality assurance, quality control, and quality improvement programs.

  • Participates in training of technologists and other laboratory personnel, including visiting students and fellows, as needed. Participates in reviewing training checklists to reflect current laboratory procedures.

  • Attends departmental meetings as required and participates in the department's continuing education program.

  • Maintains laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional, and sanitary condition.

  • Adheres to all established laboratory safety requirements.

  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by competent authority.

Job Requirements

  • BS/BA or related degree in science Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation).

  • United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript

  • One year of previous experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory

  • Microscopic analysis requires extended periods sitting at a microscope.

  • Tissue culture requires extended periods of standing, sitting at a biohazard hood, or pipetting.

  • Sound theoretical and operational knowledge of job assignment(s) in cytogenetics.

  • Proven problem solving skills for job assignment(s).

  • The ability to effectively plan, organize, and complete work assignments.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

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