Job Description

Payroll Title:
Med Genetics Lab
Hiring Pay Scale
$56.37 - $70.08 / Hour
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#126235 Cytogenetic Technologist II

Extended Deadline: Tue 12/12/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/13/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/22/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health employees who apply by 11/16/23 (one week after position posted) will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.


Under general supervision, performs job duties in all areas of a full service clinical cytogenetic laboratory; including cell culture, cell harvest, slide preparation and analysis. Proven ability to perform microscopic chromosome/FISH analysis, provide critical review of chromosome/FISH analyses, and report results using appropriate International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN). Provide high quality results in a timely manner and, on a daily basis, will assess overall workload for any area that needs help. Other responsibilities may include: data entry, trouble-shooting, training/mentoring, SOP preparation in document control system, test/instrument validation, quality control and quality assurance programs, proficiency testing oversight and participation in lab accreditation process, coordinate LIS function and utilization, computer imaging system oversight, inventory management, safety coordinator, and other duties as assigned by the Lab Director or Supervisor.

This posting has been modified as of 11/9/23, and reposted.


  • Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist (CCS) issued by CDPH.

  • Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG(ASCP)).

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or related field, with plus five years' experience in an accredited clinical cytogenetics laboratory OR In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, employer will accept two additional years of professional level experience as a Cytogenetic Technologist.

  • Ten (10) years of previous experience in an accredited clinical Cytogenetics laboratory.

  • Must have relevant experience and proficiency in Cytogenetics techniques and analysis.

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

  • Ability to perform microscopic chromosome analysis and/or metaphase/Heme/HER2 FISH analysis.


  • Fifteen (15) year of previous experience in an accredited clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory.
  • Chromosome analysis pre-review.
  • Second opinion review of FISH analysis.
  • Proven ability in technical training in Cytogenetics.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $117,701 - $146,327 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $56.37 - $70.08

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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