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The Cytogenetics Lab located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Cytogenetic Technologist , to perform karyotype and FISH procedures as well as state of the art molecular technologies to discover novel genetic and clinically useful chromosome and molecular biomarkers. The Cytogenetic Technologist will be part of the team performing conventional cytogenetic, FISH, and several microarray testing protocols on various tumor sample types. The position requires wet-bench lab experience and understanding of molecular cytogenetics.
Under general supervision, carries out cytogenetic analysis of specimens received by the laboratory.
Performs culture initiation, harvesting and chromosome analysis with minimal supervision. Identifies routine cytogenetic abnormalities.
Completes diagnostic reports while maintaining quality of work within established time frames.
Perform laboratory bench work according to established and approved Standard Operating Procedures.
Review all test requests thoroughly for errors, omissions, clarity, and potential problems.
Follow unidirectional flow of specimen handling to avoid contamination.
Help maintain commonly used equipment. Resolve minor equipment problems.
Operate equipment carefully and according to procedures. Perform necessary equipment checks, performance testing, preventive maintenance, and quality control on equipment per laboratory guidelines, as assigned. Assure equipment and instruments meet performance standards. Record results.
Maintain compliance with clinical genetic testing regulatory agencies and proficiency programs (CAP, CLIA, NYS Department of Health).
Verifies requisitions and labels; records patient information.
BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related life sciences field with experience working in a Cytogenetics laboratory, with 1 year of chromosomal microarray (SNP-Array and/or aCGH) preferred.
Good laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential
Ability to multitask, along with an orientation toward teamwork and leadership
Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills
Haupt Building 425 E. 67th Street NY, NY
Hours will vary each week but will be within 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Internal Number: 2020-42085
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.