• Cytogenetics Tech - D'Andrea

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2020 3:27 PM)
    Job ID
    Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab
    full time
    Location : Address
    450 Brookline Ave
    Location : City
  • Overview

    The Cytogenetic Technicians are responsible for knowledge of general cytogenetics and preparation of samples for analysis.


    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    The Cytogenetic Technicians oversee the preparation of solutions, harvesting cultures, processing samples, and microscopy. They will work independently and be responsible for processing tissues or cell lines for cytogenetic studies, and breakage analysis. The technician will be required to do cell culture, harvesting of cells for chromosomes, preparation of solutions, data entry, slide making, and possess sterile technique, as well as basic laboratory skills. They will be required to record test results, maintain laboratory equipment, and perform cytogenetic procedures including tissue culture. 


    • BA/BS in biological sciences required.
    • 0-3 years of experience preferred.
    • CLSP(GC) certification preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience in chromosome analysis, cytogenetics and molecular biology preferred.
    • Training in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, Advanced Fire/Safety, Infection Control and Departmental Safety are required annually.
    • Must have the ability to work independently, as well as multitask and be very organized.

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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