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Position Overview:

The Cytotechnologist is responsible for performing moderate and high complexity testing with strict adherence to regulatory requirements. All of the duties and responsibilities will be performed according to laboratory guidelines and procedures. In particular, the Technologist will process patient samples including human tissue sections, circulating tumor cells isolated from human blood, other human primary cells and mammalian cell lines. The samples will be processed using a combined immunohistochemistry and FISH protocols with optical sectioning multi-channel fluorescence microscopy.

Required Education:

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher AND successful completion of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Cytotechnology program
  • Other relevant combinations of education and clinical laboratory experience may be considered

Required Certification:

  • Valid Cytotechnologist certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) – Board of Certification

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Immunocytochemistry/ Immunohistochemistry techniques (on cells and tissue sections)
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization ( FISH ) techniques (on cells and tissue sections)
  • 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional image acquisition techniques using fluorescence microscopes
  • Experience with quantification of fluorescence signals and image analysis
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient with statistical and Adobe Acrobat Pro software
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Regular office attendance is essential
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of laboratory information

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in image acquisition using Zeiss microscopes and Zeiss operating systems
  • Experience with combined immuno- FISH protocols
  • Experience working in CAP accredited/CLIA/ISO certified laboratories
  • 3+ years working in a CLIA accredited clinical pathology laboratory
  • Experience in clinical laboratory testing and in-depth knowledge of complex laboratory techniques, laboratory safety and quality assurance to support ongoing and future projects
  • Knowledge of quality control and assurance processes
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in good laboratory practices, including compliance with health and safety guidelines

Essential Functions/Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Adhere to IDL’s procedures and protocols to ensure testing is accurate and run with strict adherence to our Quality Assurance standards
  • Perform combined 3D-Quantitative telomeres immuno- FISH
  • Perform 2D/3D image acquisition using fluorescence microscopy
  • Perform image analysis using a proprietary software platform
  • Perform quality assessment and reporting of assigned analytical test procedures. Calibrate, maintain and operate instruments in assigned area. Document procedures performed and follows the laboratory’s established policies and procedures
  • Ensure preventive maintenance is performed on assigned laboratory instrumentation, troubleshoot, and participate in process improvement(s)
  • Prepare calibrators and quality control material(s) and perform assay calibrations and quality control assessments according to established protocols
  • Maintain sufficient levels of reagent and consumable supplies and prepare reagents according to laboratory procedures and protocols
  • Interpret, accept, and release patient test results and follow protocol for critical values
  • Write and/or review laboratory documents such as procedures and departmental forms
  • Compile all required documentation for instrument setup and validation
  • Train other laboratory personnel in good laboratory practices as well as regulatory and quality guidelines
  • Perform other tasks as required within the lab
  • Liaison regularly with offsite personnel

Innovative Diagnostic Laboratory, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.


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