Senior Clinical Technologist

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Unit Job Summary: The Senior Clinical Technologist will perform analysis of the chromosome pattern of human leukemias, lymphomas, and other hematologic malignant diseases is used as an adjunct to other laboratory tests to diagnose and classify the disease, and to select the appropriate risk-adapted therapy, as well as to monitor the response to therapy. The responsibilities of this position are to perform chromosome analyses, and molecular cytogenetic analyses (Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis and chromosomal microarray analysis) of tissue samples from patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other hematologic disease for clinical purposes. 5% - Attend bone marrow aspirations to obtain specimens on patients with leukemia or lymphoma. 25% - Establish short-term cultures, and prepare metaphase cells from cultures, and prepare microscope slides and stain metaphase cells to induce Giemsa banding patterns. 45% - Perform accurate and timely cytogenetic, FISH, and microarray analyses. 5% - Prepare preliminary and final reports describing the results of cytogenetic analysis. Record accurate data into computer database. 10% - Participate in laboratory tasks, such as (1) performing and oversee the ordering of supplies and maintaining laboratory inventory, (2) Serving as the Laboratory Safety Officer to assure compliance with established safety and quality control procedures, and maintain ongoing compliance with all CAP/CLIA laboratory standards; or (3) Assisting the Laboratory Directors in the preparation of the laboratory for on-site inspections by helping to update laboratory documentation related to quality control procedures and all relevant safety documentation. 5% - Assist Laboratory Directors in planning, developing and validating new analytical tests. 5% - Instruct new personnel including technologists, residents, medical students, and fellows, and others individuals in a broad range of cytogenetic, FISH, and microarray techniques.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.

Unit Experience: Three to five years of directly related laboratory experience as a research technologist or clinical technologist required. Experience with cytogenetic techniques required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Good manual dexterity and color discrimination. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to train others required. Knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Knowledge of research techniques or methods required. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.