Cytogenetic Lab Technologist

Prime Source


Ref: LP933-07

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

- Industry: Healthcare - Allied Location: RAK
- We are sourcing for a Cytogenetic Lab Technologist/ Research Assistant / Scientist.
- This is for a very reputed healthcare facility in RAK, well known for its international healthcare services and for their CAP accredited Labs.

Job Description and Key Responsibilities for Cytogenetic Technologist / Scientist:
- Conducts routine and complex laboratory tests within the cytogenetic laboratory including tissue culture, karyotyping, harvesting, staining and microscopy.
- Supports clients as they access laboratory services.
- Analysis of chromosomes, which includes imaging and karyotyping of cytogenetic specimens
- Review test requisitions to gather pertinent details for analysis
- Summarizes test results utilizing ISCN nomenclature
- Distinguish between normal and abnormal test results
- Performing routine preventative maintenance on equipment
- Perform and evaluate troubleshooting, document all corrective actions as needed
- Comply with company policies and procedures
- Able to demonstrate independently set up of various cytogenetic experiments from clinical materials to performing test and clinical reporting
- Performs clinical assays in the Cytogenetics Lab.
- Prepares specimens for analysis and/or storage and plans workload.
- Prepares laboratory reagents for the analyses, sets up appropriate controls, performs analyses and calculates final results.
- Recognizes abnormal results and notifies supervisor.
- Sets up and/or maintains cell cultures for chromosome analysis, harvests cultures and makes slides.
- Does routine tissue culture of fibroblasts.
- Screens chromosome slides to determine modal count and groups several metaphases to check morphology.
- Performs banding procedures and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Computer imaging. Karyotyping.
- Quality control surveillance.
- Evaluates results of standard and control analyses and recognizes and reports out-of range conditions.
- Documents results of these analyses.
- Participates in ISO/CAP survey.
- Maintains record-keeping and results reporting.
- Verifies and monitors laboratory charges.
- Orders and maintains lab supplies and equipment.
- Orders and maintains supplies of chemicals, glassware, and equipment.
- Applies scientific method in problem-solving and assists in the evaluation of new methods and techniques.
- Assures that quality control criteria are met and adheres to established laboratory policies in handling hazardous substances.
- Follows clinical laboratory testing procedures and policies in the performance of routine and specialized tests.
- Identifies source and nature of test problems and makes appropriate recommendation as to course of action.
- Records necessary documentation to comply with various agency and Hospital regulations.
- Performs required instrument maintenance at the prescribed time and logs appropriately.
- Is able to perform minor trouble-shooting on instrumentation.
- Handles shipping and related processes for samples which must be sent outside the institution.
- Completes competency testing and mandatory and continuing education requirements as defined by the position.
- Strong theoretical and practical background in cytogenetics and karyotype reporting
- Organize and run laboratory housekeeping operations and routine common tasks required for the smooth functioning of the laboratory
- Aware of Quality Management System (QMS) in all phases of the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical laboratory processes.


Knowledge, skills and experience
- MSc. or higher degree in Cytogenetics
- MOH/DHA practice license as advantage
- Minimum of three (3) years' experience as a Cytogenetic laboratory personnel
- Fluent in English communication, a second language an advantage
- Advantage: MSc./Ph.D in genomics, wet Lab Experience with hands-on working in all instruments related to cytogenetics - Leica and software skills
- Salary: Competitive(Will be discussed if shortlisted for the interview).

About the Company

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