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Cytogenetic Technologist
Ref No.: 17-00237
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Marlborough, Massachusetts
The full time Cytogenetic Technologist position requires the ability to perform complex laboratory testing in an accurate and reliable manner according to established procedures. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the Cytogenetics Laboratory including, but not limited to, tissue culture, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and chromosome analysis of all tissue types.

• Performing tissue culture of all specimen types (prenatal, products of conception, peripheral blood, bone marrow and solid tumor), harvesting cultures, and preparing slides for microscopic analysis.
• Microscopy and karyotyping of G-banded chromosomes
• FISH: Performing hybridization assays on multiple specimen types, including fresh and fixed tissue, trouble-shooting hybridization, microscopic analysis, and validation of assays.
• Ensuring accurate specimen processing and test results by strict adherence to testing methodology and quality standards.
• Assisting the supervisor in developing/validating new procedures in order to improve quality, efficiency, or accuracy.

Qualifications: BS in Biology or related field; ASCP(CG) or ASCP(MB)