Sr Cytogenetic Technologist

  • New York, NY

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: Full-Time

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NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children's hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go to nyulangone.org, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary:


We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr Cytogenetic Technologist.



In this role, the successful candidate under minimal supervision, performs complex clinical laboratory tests on specimens for cytogenetic /FISH testing. Handles high volume of work with appropriate speed and assists less experienced co-workers. Is able to detect subtle abnormalities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • SPECIMEN SET UP, ACCESSIONING:-Under minimal supervision, sets up complex clinical laboratory specimens for cytogenetic/FISH tests. Handles high volume of work with appropriate speed and assists less experienced co-workers. Sets up specimens according to laboratory protocols following general sterile techniques. Checks to see if referrals are appropriate and complete. Chooses correct billing form and fills it out properly. Informs appropriate individual if specimen not adequate, unusable, referral form incomplete, access patient clinical history etc. Sets up special studies according to laboratory protocol.

  • HARVESTING AND SLIDE PREPARATION: - Harvests specimens and prepares slides for both Chromosome and FISH study. Harvests at appropriate time according to laboratory protocols. Early harvests (6 - 8 days for flasks) obtained in 75% of cases. Obtains slides for Chromosome/FISH analysis with adequate number of good quality mitotic cells.

  • GTG banding AND MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS: - GTG banding and FISH hybridization on slides and performs microscopic analysis.   Performs analysis accurately and demonstrates ability to detect subtle abnormalities. . Records documentation of analysis clearly and neatly. Demonstrates ability to handle high volume of cases with appropriate speed.

  • IMAGING: - Images cells to be karyotyped. Selects good quality nuclei to be captured for FISH. Produces images which are sharp and of appropriate intensity. Able to use scanners. Good working knowledge of imaging system.

  • KARYOTYPING: - Prepares Chromosome and FISH Karyotypes using ISCN nomenclature. Completes karyotyping with speed. Completes karyotyping accurately and neatly. Is able to detect chromosome subtle abnormalities and FISH abnormal signal pattern

  • TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT: - Participates in services, continuing education courses, and assists in developing new procedures. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of policies and procedures in assigned area and responds to, or suggests changes which enhance patient care. Maintains and improves technical expertise by attending continuing education programs and reading current literature in the field. Attends all in service sessions as required. Participates actively in developing, evaluating, and implementing approved new procedures or modifications to existing policies or procedures.

  • TRAINING new and current employees. Teaches new employees established procedures when necessary. Orients existing employees to new procedures and/or changes in existing procedures. Remains available during all duty hours for consultation by other laboratory personnel, to provide technical advice or assistance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from a program registered by the NYS Department of Education or Bachelor’s degree in the major of biology, chemistry or physical sciences from an accredited college or university
  • At least five (5) years of experience in a similar laboratory including previous supervisory experience
  • NYS technologist license from the Office of the Professions, State Education Department, State of New York
  • Effective oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills


Required Licenses: CliniclLabTechnolgst-NYSPermit, Clinical Lab Technologist-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • NCA/ASCP certification
  • Working knowledge of related theory, principles, practices, applicable instrumentation, analytical methods, quality control, statistical analysis, current government regulations and leadership.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.



NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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Position Summary:

Under minimal supervision, performs complex clinical laboratory tests on specimens for cytogenetic /FISH testing. Handles high volume of work with appropriate speed and assists less experienced co-workers. Is able to detect subtle abnormalities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from a program registered by the NYS Department of Education or Bachelor’s degree in the major of biology, chemistry or physical sciences from an accredited college or university. At least five (5) years of experience in a similar laboratory including previous supervisory experience. NYS technologist license from the Office of the Professions, State Education Department, State of New York. Effective oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills.

Required Licenses: CliniclLabTechnolgst-NYSPermit, Clinical Lab Technologist-NYS




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