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Research Lab Specialist - Cytogenetics
The Cytogenetic Shared Resource (CSR) has a mid-level career opportunity for a Research Laboratory Specialist with experience in the field of cytogenetics. The CSR is an institutional core facility that provides a large range of cytogenetic services to various investigators throughout the institution. This position will be responsible for
Processing and karyotyping of G-banded human and murine samples submitted to the facility
Operational knowledge of the Applied Spectral Imaging karyotype/FISH scanner and cytogenetic work capture station
Performing fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) experiments on specimens of either human or murine origin, including optimization of experimental conditions for specific probe sets
Assisting in the day-to-day operations of the research laboratory
Bachelor's degree in appropriate scientific field is required.
A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant post-degree work experience, with at least five (5) years at the Sr. Research Tech level, is required with a Bachelor's degree
A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience, with at least (5) years at the Sr. Research Tech level, is required with a Master's degree
A minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience including post-doctoral and/or technical staff experience is required with a Ph.D
Experience in karyotyping human G-band samples
Knowledge of murine G-band karyotyping is beneficial
Experience operating and maintaining the Applied Spectral Imaging karyotype/FISH scanner and karyotyping stations
Experience performing FISH
Knowledge of Lawson ordering system is beneficial
Ability to keep accurate, detailed records of work performed
Ease and skill in interacting with the many users of the CSR and participation in a team environment
American Society of Clinical Pathology certification in cytogenetics CG(ASCP)cm is preferred but not mandatory.
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