Job Description

Payroll Title:
Med Genetics Lab
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8hrs / 9-5p, Monday - Friday, rotating Saturday

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#110962 Cytogenetic Technologist I

Initial Review Date: Tue 9/7/2021

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Under supervision, performs high complexity testing in a full service clinical cytogenetic laboratory; including cell culture, cell harvest, slide preparation and analysis. Proven ability to perform microscopic chromosome analysis, FISH analysis and describe results using appropriate International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN). Seeks guidance from management or senior technologist when needed while striving to work independently. Provide high quality results in a timely manner and strives to increase productivity and maintain proficiency. Adheres to all safety policies and participates in the quality assurance program of the laboratory. Performs other related clinical laboratory functions as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree; or equivalent with sufficient science courses to meet credentialing requirement.

  • Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist (CCS) issued by CDPH.

  • A minimum of one to three (1 - 3) years of previous experience in an accredited clinical cytogenetics laboratory.

  • Knowledge of human chromosomes and cytogenetic techniques; ability to identify chromosomal abnormalities associated with neoplastic or constitutional disorders.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform microscopic chromosome analysis, metaphase/interphase FISH.

  • Possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position.

  • Knowledgeable in ISCN nomenclature.


  • Experience in karyotype pre-review.
  • HER2 FISH Analysis.
  • Three plus (3+) years of experience.
  • Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG(ASCP)).


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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