University of Rochester Med Technologist Cytogenetics in Rochester, New York


Time as Reported Grade 094 Cytogenetics


Position Summary:

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.


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.

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.

Provides educational support and specialized training within the laboratory section.

Performs and documents instrument preventative maintenance as scheduled or as needed.

Performs and documents instrument troubleshooting as needed.

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

Adheres to quality control/ quality assurance protocols.

Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.

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.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Med Technologist Cytogenetics

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 208421

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR