Clinical Cytogenetics Technologist

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
Ten Discovery Drive
Farmington, CT 06437
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory of Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) in Farmington, CT is seeking a Clinical Cytogenetics Technologist II or III to work at a CLIA-Certified Clinical Cytogenetics Lab. This position would be mainly involved in performing Clinical Cytogenetics assays, including fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), clinical microarray (CMA), and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR). The Clinical Cytogenetics Technologist II or III are distinguishable primarily by levels of educational and training background and years of working experience in Clinical Cytogenetics.

Responsibilities

  • Processing samples and QC for FISH, microarray, or ddPCR assays.
  • Performing routine Cytogenetics assays in the CLIA-certified Lab.
  • Performing analysis and report of the completed Cytogenetics assays. 
  • Working with the lab supervisor and/or the Associate Director to maintain all documentation required for operation under CLIA/CAP certification.
  • Testing and validation of new assays.

 

 

Requirements

 

  • For Clinical Cytogenetics Technologist II position- Bachelor degree in biological or medical laboratory sciences with at least one year of experience in Clinical Cytogenetics.
  • For Clinical Cytogenetics Technologist III position (this position could be qualified as a Clinical Cytogenetics General Lab Supervisor position)- Bachelor degree in biological or medical laboratory sciences with at least six years of experience in Clinical Cytogenetics; Master degree in biological or medical laboratory sciences with at least four years of experience in Clinical Cytogenetics; Doctoral degree in biological or medical laboratory sciences with at least two years of experience in Clinical Cytogenetics;
  • Strong attention to detail and process is required.
  • Experience in data management, including laboratory information management systems
  • Excellent written and verbal skills as would be required to communicate scientific details.

 

How to Apply

Please forward a copy of your CV to requisition #5335 at www.jax.org/careers.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center with more than 1,700 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. Founded in 1929, the Laboratory applies its eight decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease.  It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and empowers the global biomedical community by providing critical data, tools and services. 

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