Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX, USA
Apr 27, 2021
Position Description Prepares, examines, and analyzes chromosomes found in biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, and blood, to aid in diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. Will also perform advanced technical duties in the diagnostic study of cells for the purpose of recognition and classification. Assists in the training of subordinate personnel. Prepares and interprets reports, records, forms and other correspondence. Major/Essential Functions Assists other technologist with respect to (a) the solution of technical problems and (b) the interpretation and preparation of difficult findings as a good team player. Examine metaphase spreads from the following specimen types: bone marrow, peripheral blood, tumor tissues, amniotic fluid and non-cancerous tissues. Assist with Giemsa staining/banding of metaphase spreads for analysis. Assist with the unloading for the metaphase scanner system. Operating, cleaning, and maintaining brightfield microscope. Operating Cytovision and Patient Record System software programs. Counting of metaphase spread for chromosome modal number. Band to band analysis of chromosome spreads for clone identification and evolution. Karotyping of metaphase spreads for diagnostic value. Summarizes results of comprehensive chromosome analysis, and generates both normal and abnormal reports with correct ISCN nomenclature. Participate in FISH Analysis using different types of DNA probes. Record specimens in log. Notification to supervisor and/or lab director about unique, complex, and abnormal cases that will require follow up with ordering physician. Assist with Chromosome slide dropping. Assist with tissue culture. Cater to equipment maintenance and monitoring. Adhere to Quality Control and Quality Assurance. Occasional Duties Other duties as assigned by your supervisor. Required Qualifications Education: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from with a major in Biology, Microbiology or related field. Experience: A minimum of one year of laboratory experience. Preferred Qualifications Expertise in Chromosome reading required. Eligible to receive ASCP certification within one year of recruitment. Required Attachments Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage. EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.