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Cytogenetic/FISH Technologist

  • Requisition no: 524635
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Grade: Grade 103
  • Categories: Health/Clinical

Position Summary

The Cancer Cytogenetics Technologist will be expected to perform processing of samples submitted for cytogenetics, karyotype analysis, FISH on paraffin-embedded tissues and hematological specimens. The individual will also be expected to perform specialized cancer cytogenetics tests.


70% - Perform Karyotype and FISH testing on hematologic malignancies and paraffin-embedded tissue cancer specimens

30% - Maintaining quality control logs

Percent time is subject to change according to the needs of the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of CAP, JCAHO, NYS and Federal regulations and recommendations 
  • Master of Science degree 

Other Requirements

  • The candidate must be licensed for license eligible to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Technician according to New York state licensure requirements.  To find out more information, go to
  • Experience with Cancer Cytogenetics 
  • Experience in Biology laboratory techniques 
  • FISH experience with cancer specimens is required

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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