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MD Anderson Cancer Center Cytogenetic Scientist - Cytogenetics - 11am-7:30pm in Houston, Texas

The Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory offers metaphase and interphase chromosome analysis. The laboratory aids in the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of hematologic disorders and solid tumors. Services available are tissue culture, metaphase analysis, special stains (GTG, C, Q, NOR) and FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization). Our staff includes a assistant professor faculty member, laboratory manager, six laboratory supervisors, 11 senior technologists, 24 experienced certified cytogenetic technologists and five technicians.


Technical Skills

  • Performs accurate cytogenetic analysis of metaphase or interphase cells, with accurate karyograms and ISCN nomenclature and utilizes knowledge of patient diagnosis relating to cytogenetics

  • Able to review previous cytogenetic results and correlate them with current findings, demonstrates knowledge of normal differential values for bone marrow and peripheral blood

  • Evaluates specimen integrity and independently performs tissue culture, harvesting, banding, routine analysis, FISH procedures and solid tumor processes as applicable

  • Maintains proficiency in all computer functions

  • Attends/participates in sectional and team in-services and meetings

Productivity, Communication and Teamwork

  • Adjusts, prioritizes, and organizes work to achieve productivity goals to meet the demands of the section

  • Adheres to attendance policy, meals and breaks policy

  • Works independently and also when necessary within the team, utilizes resources available to maximize efficiency

  • Participates in validation of new tests and/or instruments when necessary

Quality Commitment and Enhancement

  • Remains knowledgeable and competent in all policies, procedures, and protocols

  • Complies with safety guidelines and procedures and adheres to regulatory mandates

  • Follows section's inventory control system to assure effective use of supplies and reagents

  • Performs all testing in compliance with quality control, quality improvement and quality assurance measures

  • Troubleshoots and maintains laboratory equipment

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in a related science field. No experience required. Certification as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics(CLSp(CG)) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR). It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 138483

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Day/Evening

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200

  • Science Jobs: No

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