Cytogenetics, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Day Shift | Permanent |

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Position & Client Overview:

Our client is located in the beautiful southern bay area and is one of the most prestigious health systems in the nation. They seek a Cytogenetics Clinical Lab Scientist to test in their busy clinical laboaratory on day shift. There are multiple positions available, all with great compensation packages.

Job Summary:

Performs microscopic analysis for cytogenetic studies on biological specimens. Analyzes chromosomes for prenatal diagnosis, congenital birth defects, fertility problems and hematological disorders. Is responsible for harvesting cells, image analysis, and results reporting.

 

Skill Requirements:

  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
  • Critical thinking skills to recognize problems and develop solutions or alternative approaches
  • Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance

 

Job requirements include but not limited to:

  • Stain slides to make chromosomes visible for microscopy
  • Select or prepare specimens and media for cell cultures using aseptic techniques, knowledge of medium components, or cell nutritional requirements
  • Harvest cell cultures using substances such as mitotic arrestants, cell releasing agents, and cell fixatives
  • Examine chromosomes found in biological specimens to detect abnormalities
  • Recognize and report abnormalities in the color, size, shape, composition, or pattern of cells
  • Prepare biological specimens for chromosome examinations
  • Analyze chromosomes to aid diagnoses and treatments for genetic diseases. Maintain laboratory equipment. Input details of specimens into logs or computer systems

Education, Certification, & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science
  • CG(ASCP) certification
  • California license
  • Two (2) years experience

HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.

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