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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Per Diem Cytogenetics Tech in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

We Are:

The Cytogenetics Lab located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Cytogenetics Technologist to use state-of-the-art molecular technologies to discover novel genetic and clinically useful molecular biomarkers. The Cytogenetic Technologist will be part of the laboratory team, and will be responsible for performing several wet-lab protocols on various tumor sample types. The position requires wet-bench lab experience and understanding of molecular cytogenetics.

We are seeking a Per Diem Cytogenetics Technologist who, under general supervision, will carry out cytogenetic analysis of specimens received by the laboratory.

You will:

Complete diagnostic reports while maintaining quality of work within established time frames.Performance Expectations

• Produce written, accurate diagnostic reports of analyzed cases within established turnaround time guidelines:• Leukemia/Lymphoma Karyotype: 20 days• Solid Tissue Karyotype: 24 days• Karyotype with FISH analysis: 27 days• FISH analysis only:1 probe: 7 days2 probes: 10 days3 probes: 12 days4 or more probes: 15 days• Produce preliminary report of analyzed rush cases within 72 hours of doctor’s request and receipt of specimen.• Produce reports with appropriate depth of analysis as per departmental guidelines.• Produce accurate reports with accurate interpretation of abnormality and accurate nomenclature.• Incorporate all available diagnostic data into the report, including, cytogenetic, histopathologic diagnosis, molecular pathology, hematology, etc.• Understand current literature as it relates to the abnormality and the clinical or tentative diagnosis.

You are:

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Focused on continuous improvement, and know the most effective and efficient processes to optimize work flow.

  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.

  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

  • Motivated to consistently achieve results, from varying specimen types and quality.

  • Organized and able to work independently and efficiently.

  • A strong creative thinker with excellent problem solving skills.

You have:

  • BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related life sciences field.

  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License required.

  • Experience working in a cytogenetics or other clinical molecular laboratory for 1 year.

Hours of work:

  • Hours will vary each week as needed, but will not exceed 18hrs per week.

  • Hours will primarily be outside of routine operating hours, weekends and after 5pm


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Requisition ID2019-33901

CategoryAllied Health - Pathology

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