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Cytogenetic Techno Trainee

Personal Genome Diagnostics

Personal Genome Diagnostics

Santa Fe, NM, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Cytogenetic Technician Entry Level - we will train!

Job Summary:

Performs routine Cytogenetics procedures, e.g. slide making, harvesting, culture maintenance (including set-up, flooding, feeding), reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, karyotyping, and banding. Performs routine FISH procedures, e.g. slide preparation, set-up, and slide washing. Responsible for maintaining patient confidentiality while working with Laboratory Information System, requisitions, worksheets, data, and reports.

Trainees will assume technical responsibilities as they are trained and cleared for competency in those areas.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Reagent Preparation - maintenance of stock and working solutions.
  • Uses sterile technique to prepare sterile media.
  • Routine procedures with all specimen types: culture, harvest, slide-making, banding, karyotyping.
  • Automated Karyotyping Procedures.
  • Microscope analysis training: attend lectures, complete quizzes and tests.
  • After training is complete, complete ASCP certification exam for Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Record keeping: equipment, maintenance, reagents, QC logs and forms.
  • Monitoring Inventory.

EHS Responsibilities:

  • Attend all required EHS training
  • Wear appropriate PPE as required
  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, EGL/LC EHS policies / procedures and the requirements of accrediting organizations
  • Conduct work in a safe and environmentally responsible manner


Bachelor’s degree in biology or other laboratory science.

Benefits: All job offers will be based on a candidate’s skills and prior relevant experience, applicable degrees/certifications, as well as internal equity and market data. Regular, full-time or part-time employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD, 401(K), ESPP, Paid time off (PTO) or Flexible time off (FTO), Commissions, and Company bonus where applicable. For more detailed information, please click here.

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