Cytogenetics Technologist

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/2/2022 10:02 AM)
Requisition ID
Allied Health - Pathology
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Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.  We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.


In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.  Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.


*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.



Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19.  Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.

Job Description

The Cytogenetics Laboratory, located at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is seeking a Cytogenetic Technologist, to perform karyotype and FISH procedures as well as innovative molecular technologies to discover novel genetic and clinically useful chromosome and molecular biomarkers. The Cytogenetic Technologist will be part of the team performing conventional cytogenetics, FISH, and several microarray testing protocols on various tumor sample types. The position requires wet-bench lab experience and understanding of molecular cytogenetics. 

You will:

  • Under general supervision, carry out cytogenetic analysis of specimens received by the laboratory.
  • Perform culture initiation, harvesting and chromosome analysis with minimal direction.
  • Identify routine cytogenetic abnormalities.
  • Complete diagnostic reports while maintaining quality of work within established time frames.
  • Perform laboratory bench work according to established and approved Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Review all test requests thoroughly for errors, omissions, clarity, and potential problems.
  • Follow unidirectional flow of specimen handling to avoid contamination.
  • Help maintain commonly used equipment. Resolve minor equipment problems.
  • Operate equipment carefully and according to procedures.
  • Perform vital equipment checks, performance testing, preventive maintenance, and quality control on equipment per laboratory guidelines, as assigned.
  • Assure equipment and instruments meet performance standards.
  • Maintain compliance with clinical genetic testing regulatory agencies and proficiency programs (CAP, CLIA, NYS Department of Health).
  • Verify requisitions and labels; records patient information.

You need:

  • BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related life sciences field with experience working in a Cytogenetics laboratory, with 1 year of chromosomal microarray (SNP-Array and/or aCGH) preferred.
  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License Required


  • Flexible shifts 8am to 7pm; Monday to Saturday

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Pay Range: $39.90-$61.80/hour


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MSK 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, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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