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Cytogenetic Technologist II

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Gainesville

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Cytogenetic Technologist II

Job No: 531874
Work Type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Allied Health, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department: 29081100 - MD-PATH - UF PATH LABS

Job Description


Classification Title:

Medical Technologist II / Cytogenetic Technologist II

Job Description:

Initiates, maintains, and harvests human tissue cell cultures (blood, marrow, solid tissues, etc.), for

use in all sections of the cytogenetics laboratory. Performs any necessary pre-treatment of samples to
facilitate testing (e.g. pre-treatment of FFPE slides for FISH, CD138 enrichment of plasma cells, etc.)
Harvests and makes slides of chromosome interphase cell preparations for chromosome banding and/or
fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing. Performs all pre-analytic steps for FISH, DNA and/or RNA
assays. Loads, runs, and unloads the ASI scanner for both FISH and G-band analysis.

Conducts conventional chromosomal analyses and performs karyotyping; this duty involves the
accurate identification of chromosomes and description of structural and/or numerical chromosome
abnormalities, and the proper recording of this data manually or digitally. Performs analysis of FISH and/or
chromosomal microarray studies and/or DNA/RNA-based assays.

Performs gender verification of documentation prior to reporting by the director. Acts as a reviewer
for written reports. Interprets results and transcribes draft reports for the director. Occasionally provides
verbal preliminary results to ordering providers.

Makes media/solutions, maintains the laboratory and its equipment; including, computers and
scanning systems. Ensures that required activities of CAP accreditation are being met. Participates in
proficiency testing, CEU activities, validations and quality initiatives.

Expected Salary:

Starting salary is between $31.30 - $34.30 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

Licensed as a Medical Laboratory Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist in one of the specialty areas to which the position is allocated and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological; OR
Associate degree in chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory or equivalent education
and training (refer to 42CFR493.1489(b) for details on required courses and training); OR
Individuals performing high complexity testing on or before April 24, 1995 with a high school diploma or
equivalent with documented training may continue to perform testing only on those tests for which training
was documented prior.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This position is eligible for veteran's preference. If you are claiming veteran's preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:
Yes



Applications Close: 18 Jun 2024

To apply, visit https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/531874/cytogenetic-technologist-ii

The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.









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