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Cytogenetics Technologist

Location Phoenix, Arizona Job ID 19-82401

Integrated Oncology (part of LabCorp's Specialty Testing Group) is seeking a Cytogenetics Technologist to join its team in Phoenix, AZ. Testing performed at this site involve Oncology samples, in the form of bone marrow, blood, and/or tissue and tumor specimens. The Cytogenetics Technologist is responsible for performing all routine and special Cytogenetics procedures, microscopic analysis, and maintaining quality control. With minimum supervision, this position will participate in trouble shooting, and training of other employees.

The schedule for this position will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Hours can be flexible.

Responsibilities:

  • Culture initiation, harvesting of cells, staining slides from bone marrow, peripheral blood and tumor specimens
  • Perform scanning and microscope analysis of chromosomes, which includes imaging and karyotyping of cytogenetic specimens
  • Perform FISH hybridization, washes, scoring on bone marrow, peripheral blood and tumor specimens
  • Review test requisition to gather pertinent details for analysis
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal test results
  • Summarize test results utilizing ISCN nomenclature
  • Reagent preparation and reagent labeling
  • Perform and evaluate troubleshooting, document all corrective actions as needed
  • Quality Control, document daily performance criteria of reagents and equipment
  • Assist in the validation of new test methods/instrumentation/reagents
  • Provide assistance to non-technical staff and trainees as needed
  • Equipment maintenance
  • General lab support duties to include: filing, label making, obtaining or ordering supplies, collating slides or files

Requirements

  • BA/BS in Biology, Chemistry, Cytogenetics or related science
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in a Cytogenetics clinical laboratory required (or recently graduated from a Cytogenetics degree program)
  • ASCP Certification in Cytogenetics (CG) highly desired

Shift

1

Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

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