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Laboratory Corporation of America Cytogenetics Technologist Trainee - Entry level, will train! in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Integrated Genetics Division is seeking a Cytogenetics Technologist Trainee to join their Cytogenetics team in the Microarray Group! Assays performed in the Cytogenetics Department utilize a variety of scientific techniques, including specimen culturing, PCR, fragment analysis, and gel electrophoresis.

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 ASCP-CG certification. Training program is a two year commitment.

The schedule for this position is: Tuesday -- Saturday, 3pm-11:30pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform culture initiation and harvesting of cells from amniotic fluid, peripheral blood, CVS and POC specimens

  • PCR DNA extraction, and completion of the SNP array assay from amniotic fluid, peripheral blood, bone marrow, CVS and POC specimens

  • Review test requisitions to gather pertinent details for analysis as needed

  • Perform QA/QC duties in the lab

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on lab equipment

  • Work with wide array of instrumentation

Requirements

  • B.A./B.S. in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific discipline

  • Previous laboratory experience preferred, but not required

  • Previous experience pipetting highly preferred

  • PCR and gel electrophoresis experience a plus

  • Ability to work independently within a team and strong attention to detail

  • Strong organization skills

  • Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen

Shift

2

Schedule

Tuesday-Saturday 3:00pm-11:30pm

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.

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