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Cytogenetics Technologist Trainee - Entry level, will train!
Location Research Triangle Park, North CarolinaJob ID 21-85259
The Integrated Genetics Division is seeking a Cytogenetics Technologist Trainee to join their Cytogenetics team! Assays performed in the Cytogenetics Department utilize a variety of scientific techniques, including specimen culturing, slide preparation, and chromosome analysis.
Participate in LabCorp's in-house training program for the field of Cytogenetics. Receive in depth training and preparation for the ASCP board examination and ASCP-CG certification. Training program is a two year commitment.
The schedule for this position will be: 1st shift, Monday -- Friday, 8:00am -- 4:30pm
Performing culture initiation, harvesting of cells, staining slides from amniotic fluid, peripheral blood, CVS and POC specimens
Analysis of chromosomes, which may include imaging and karyotyping of cytogenetic specimens, and running of the automated metaphase finder
Review test requisitions to gather pertinent details for analysis as needed and summarizes test results utilizing ISCN nomenclature
Performing QA/QC duties in the lab
Performing routine preventative maintenance on lab equipment
B.A./B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or relatable life science field
Previous clinical OR research lab experience preferred, but not required
Ability to work independently within a team and strong attention to detail
Strong organization skills
Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen