Cytogenetic Specialist Sr – Full time Day Shift

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Jefferson Health
March 17, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  •  Demonstrated deep knowledge, understanding and high level skills in the field of conventional cytogenetics and FISH.
  • Validates, runs and analyzes conventional cytogenetics and FISH analyses, summarizes the tests results utilizing ISCN nomenclature, maintains clinical and internal documentation files
  • Works in close collaboration with the Cytogenomics Director, supervisor and lead technologist to oversee the daily operations of the Clinical Cytogenomics laboratories.
  • Helps to coordinates activities to provide uninterrupted delivery of lab services.
  • Helps to supervises assigned technologists and technicians.
  • Participate in laboratory compliance activities with all regulatory and safety standards and enforces policies and procedures with quality and productivity standards.
  • Participates in processing and analyzing STAT case during weekends and holidays as requested.


  • Cytogenetics and FISH Analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Perform wet lab protocols if needed.
  • Participate in assay development and validation.
  • Participates in developing and maintaining of laboratory procedure manuals, clinical and internal documentation files.
  • Participates in supervising daily operations of clinical cytogenomics laboratory, scheduling and training staff.
  • Participates in compliance assurance with accreditation standards.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as directed by the laboratory Director, Supervisor and Lead technologist.
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the Hospital.
  • Involvement in resident/fellow teaching and rotation.
  • Frequently accepts additional responsibilities.
  • Frequently demonstrates initiatives in learning new aspects of lab operations.
  • Able to perform 100% of lab duties, including all assays, assist Supervisor for the preparation of CAP inspections.
  • Able to trouble shot problems with instruments and assays.



Minimal BA majored in biological or chemistry or related

ASCP certification in Clinical Cytogenetics

Minimum of 5 years working experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory

Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.


Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.


Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.


As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.




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