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Cytogenetic/FISH CLS
Ref No.: 15-00278
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Foster City, California
The successful applicant will be able to perform these essential duties satisfactorily. The following are representative of these duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Independently perform pre-analytic laboratory work, such as establishing short-term cultures and preparing slides for human blood and bone marrow specimens and/or preparing solid tumor slides for later cytogenetic (chromosome analysis and/or FISH) analyses of neoplastic disorders.
  • Perform accurate cytogenetic analysis of metaphase and/or interphase cells manually as well as with automated imaging system(s).
  • Exercise sound judgment when reviewing previous cytogenetic results and correlating them with current findings so as to detect clinical status change from previous results.
  • Evaluate specimen integrity, following laboratory's procedures for specimen handling, and processing, test analyses, and report and maintain records of patient test results.
  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, scientific principles, quality control documentation, and equipment maintenance.
  • Perform technical and scientific processes and procedures in a high complexity testing C LIA- certified, CAP accredited laboratory.
  • Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, perform instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance and assists in proficiency testing.
  • Participate in preparation of reagents and perform the necessary parallel testing and performance verification of these reagents.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test results, and take corrective actions to solve the problems or notify appropriate team members.
  • Adheres to established turn-around-times while maintaining highest quality of test results and the most efficient use of resources.
  • Possess working knowledge of local, state and federal laboratory regulations.
  • May be required to train new personnel in technical and operational procedures.
  • Follow all company policies and maintains a business-like, professional attitude.
  • Routes preliminary findings to Manager for final diagnosis of disease.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Your Qualifications:
  • Certifications: Must possess Certification in Cytogenetics ASCP or a California State Department of Health License as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Science or related field
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Computer Skills: Must have proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Smaller company atmosphere, where you make an impact as a person, not a number.
  • Reimbursement for work related tuition, certifications and training.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Employee Wellness Program.
  • Generous PTO Policy and Company 401K match
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