Cytogenetics Tech Trainee - 20-75371

  • LabCorp
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • Jan 23, 2020
Full time Health Care

Job Description

The Integrated Genetics Division is seeking a Cytogenetics Technologist Trainee or Technologist to join their Cytogenetics team! Assays performed in the Cytogenetics Department utilize a variety of scientific techniques, including specimen culturing, slide preparation, and chromosome analysis.

Participate in LabCorp's in-house training program for the field of Cytogenetics. Receive in depth training and preparation for the ASCP board examination and certification. Training program is a two year commitment and requires signing a training reimbursement agreement. 

This position will have first shift hours from Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. 

Responsibilities:

  • Performing culture initiation, harvesting of cells, staining slides from amniotic fluid, peripheral blood, CVS and POC specimens
  • Analysis of chromosomes, which may include imaging and karyotyping of cytogenetic specimens, and running of the automated metaphase finder
  • Review test requisitions to gather pertinent details for analysis as needed and summarizes test results utilizing ISCN nomenclature
  • Performing QA/QC duties in the lab
  • Performing routine preventative maintenance on lab equipment

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. in Biology or relatable life science
  • 1 year of clinical OR research lab experience preferred, but not required at Technologist Trainee level
  • 1 year of clinical experience required at Technologist level
  • Cytogenetics experience is preferred, but not required

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