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University of Rochester Med Technologist Cytogenetics - 228178 in Rochester, New York

Med Technologist Cytogenetics Job ID 228178

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Cytogenetics



Under the direction of Technical Specialist, Supervisor/Director and with the ability to work independently, provides specialized testing and support for the laboratory section. The Technologist performs complex technical assignments, which are broadly outlined and require theoretical insight and interpretation. (S)he exercises a high degree of skill and judgement and an understanding of the principles and methodologies of cytogenetics processing. (S)he is also responsible for instrument maintenance/standardization, daily quality control and adherence to all laboratory/University policies.


Reports to Technical Specialist, Supervisor, and Director. Generally works independently, seeking guidance from supervisor, and/or faculty.


May be responsible for limited supervision of laboratory staff.


All current or future computers and software. All standard office equipment such as telephones, PC’s, Laboratory Information System (LIS) terminal and printers, calculator, copier, printers and fax machines.


  • Primary responsibility is the detailed morphologic microscopic analysis and karyotyping of a variety of specimens including: amniotic fluids and chorionic villus samples, pre-conceptual and pediatric bloods and products of conception. (30%)

  • Microscopic analysis also includes complex leukemic bone marrows and tumors for the detection of specific chromosome aberrations associated with various kinds of neoplasia. Performs Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) microscope analysis. (30%)

  • Provides educational support and specialized training within the laboratory section. (10%)

  • Performs and documents instrument preventative maintenance as scheduled or as needed. (5%)

  • Performs and documents instrument troubleshooting as needed. (5%)

  • Record results of patient sample analysis using computer/instrument interface options (i.e. worksheets etc.) (10%)

  • Adheres to quality control/ quality assurance protocols. (5%)

  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned. (5%)

Technologists are required to rotate weekend, holiday and on-call for the Cytogenetics Laboratory and provide back-up coverage for the Tissue Culture/Bench, FISH Bench as needed.


  • BS in Medical Technology. BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology with an advanced certificate of completion at a NYS designated program. Must be NYS Licensed or eligible for NYS licensure in Clinical Laboratory Technology or a NYS Restricted License in Cytogenetics.


  • Punctuality and good attendance record

  • Adherence to University, Division and Department policies

  • Professional discretion with confidential patient reports

  • Adherence to Laboratory safety procedures

  • Participation in continuing education

  • Written and verbal communication skills.

  • Understanding of Genetic and related clinical syndromes.

  • Adherence to URMC ICare values

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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