Laboratory Corporation of America Cytogenetics (FISH) Technologist Trainee/Technologist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The Integrated Oncology Division is seeking a Cytogenetics (FISH) Technologist Trainee or Technologist to join their Cytogenetics team! Assays performed in the Cytogenetics Department utilize a variety of scientific techniques, including specimen culturing, slide preparation, and chromosome analysis.
Participate in LabCorp's in-house training program for the field of Cytogenetics. Receive in depth training and preparation for the ASCP board examination and certification. Training program is a two-year commitment and requires signing a training reimbursement agreement.
This position will have 1st shift hours from Sunday-Thursday 10am-6:30pm.
Performing culture initiation, harvesting of cells, staining slides from oncology specimens.
Analysis of chromosomes, which may include imaging and karyotyping of cytogenetic specimens, and running of the automated metaphase finder
Review test requisitions to gather pertinent details for analysis as needed and summarizes test results utilizing ISCN nomenclature
Performing QA/QC duties in the lab
Performing routine preventative maintenance on lab equipment
Performing harvesting of cells
Probing of slides from reproductive and oncology specimen types
Perform analysis of fluorescent slides, which includes imagingReview test requisitions to gather pertinent details for analysis as needed
Summarizes test results utilizing ISCN nomenclature
Provide significant support activities such as assisting with the evaluation of new protocol or tests, maintaining clinical and internal documentation files, and other duties as assigned.
The 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park is the largest research park in the United States, and is home to over 140 organizations (Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and Information Technology /Telecommunications) and has around 45,000 full time employees entering the Park each day. The Research Triangle itself is named for the Triangle formed by the three universities: Duke University at Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
With scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp processes tests on approximately 470,000 specimens each day, applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing. LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC, and more than 48,000 employees worldwide. Our 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH. To learn more about our organization, visit our website at: www.labcorp.com at http://www.labcorp.com/ .
Bachelors in Biology or relatable life science
1 year of clinical OR research lab experience preferred, but not required at Technologist Trainee level
1 year of clinical experience required at Technologist level Cytogenetics (FISH) experience is preferred, but not required
The team is also looking for someone who is:
Willing to work overtime
Sunday - Thursday 10am - 6:30pm
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.