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Job Description

Client Overview:

Our client is a large reference laboratory company located all throughout the United States. They currently seek a FISH Cytogenetics Medical Technologist to test in their busy laboratory located in the upstate New York region outside of New York City.


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 and Certification:

Bachelor s degree in a biological science and CG (ASCP) certification.

Associated topics: ascp, hematopathology, medical, medical lab science, mls, sample collection, technician i, technician iv, technician lab, technician laboratory

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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