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Cytogenetics Team Lead

Company: Labcorp
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

The Integrated Oncology Division is seeking a Cytogenetics Team Lead to join their Cytogenetics team in Phoenix, AZ! Assays performed in the Cytogenetics Department utilize a variety of scientific techniques, including specimen culturing, slide preparation, and chromosome analysis.

The Team Lead is an assistant to the Supervisor of the Cytogenetics Department. He/she will aid the supervisor in the coordination and management of workflow. Facilitates high quality Cytogenetics and/or FISH testing and reporting within established time frames. Performs all routing and special Cytogenetic and/or FISH practices as needed. Microscope work performed as required. Involved in training the technicians in the training program.

  • Routine Procedures
    • Tissue culture and harvesting procedures
    • Slide making and banding 
    • Automated karyotyping procedures
    • Reagent preparation 
    • FISH processing, probing, scoping
  • Quality Control
    • Documents daily performance criteria of reagents and equipment
    • Evaluates acceptability of results with signatory review
  • Trouble Shooting
    • Performs and evaluates trouble shooting procedures independently or by instruction
  • Evaluation of modifications for improvement of current methods
  • Assists in the validation of new test methods/instrumentation/reagents
  • Participates in training junior personnel and trainees
  • Assists Supervisor with coordination and management of workflow
  • Ensures maintenance of stock solutions and proper labeling of reagents
  • Prepare, test and evaluate new reagents or controls
  • Report accurate and timely test results in order to deliver quality patient care
  • Perform and document preventive maintenance and quality control procedures
  • Identify and replenish testing bench supplies as necessary
  • Assist with processing of specimens when needed
  • Maintain a safe work environment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Perform routine and complex technical procedures and functions according to SOPs
  • Bachelors in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or other Life Science
  • At least 5 years of experience in a clinical lab AND at least 2 years in Cytogenetics
  • ASCP and/or AMT Certifications are a plus
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience is a plus
  • Understanding of laboratory operations as well as policies and procedures
  • Proficient with Laboratory Information Systems and Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
  • High level of attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Comfortability making decisions in a changing environment
  • Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position

Keywords: Labcorp, Phoenix , Cytogenetics Team Lead, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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