Under direction of laboratory supervisor/manager/director, incumbent is responsible for efficient and accurate performance of difficult/complex cytogenetics laboratory testing and following established policies and procedures. 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. Assists the supervisor in developing/validating new procedures in order to improve quality, efficiency, or accuracy. Participates in research, development, and implementation of new testing methodologies/modification.
Basic Qualifications: Education - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related field Experience - 2 years of experience typically gained through skills/knowledge/abilities in a related field Licenses - Certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics CLSp (CG).
Preferred Qualifications: Experience - Prior experience with cell culture and cell harvesting techniques, proficient with analysis of peripheral blood, bone marrow, prenatal specimens and tissue. Prior knowledge with FISH set up and analysis strongly preferred.
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