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Actalent Cytogenetics Technologist I in Boston, Massachusetts


The BWH Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory serves all of the Partners HealthCare institutions and affiliates (including MGH and DFCI) and handles approximately 8,000 specimens per year. The Laboratory performs the following Cytogenetic testing: chromosome analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray analysis. High complexity testing includes a diverse set of requirements for reporting and specimen handling and follows National Patient Safety Goals, OSHA, CLIA and Joint Commission Regulations.

Under supervision, this individual processes specimens and/or performs cytogenetic analysis to assess the chromosomal state of patient samples. Duties vary by assignment (chromosome, FISH and/or microarray analysis) but each of these areas requires analysis, interpretation and accurate recording of test results within strict time constraints. Standard Operating Procedure protocols must be followed.

With appropriate supervision, this individual must:

  • Log in samples and review submitted clinical data to allow appropriate pre-analytic triage of specimens

  • Perform assigned tissue culture and wet lab duties; assist with troubleshooting workflows or equipment; assist with maintaining supplies and reagent stocks

  • Demonstrate technical expertise in the following areas, as assigned: Microarray analysis: Perform all aspects of specimen preparation, including DNA isolation and labeling, hybridization, washing and chip scanning; organize, interpret and annotate genomic data.

  • Assist with teaching rotating residents and fellows and training new employees, when assigned.

  • Participate in scheduled technical meetings and assigned CAP proficiency testing.

  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times and perform any additional assigned duties.


"gel electrophoresis", PCR, DNA, "Next Gen Sequencing", molecular, Laboratory, Medical laboratory, tissue culture

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Chemical, Physical, or biological science from an accredited institution, college or university OR other qualifications as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493.1403 - 1495

  • 0-2 years' relevant experience

    About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.