Prepares, examines, and analyzes chromosomes found in biological specimens, such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, and blood, to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
Selects and prepares specimen and media for cell culture.
Harvests cell culture at optimum time sequence based on knowledge of cell cycle differences and culture conditions.
Prepares slides of cell cultures, selects banding techniques, and stains slides to make chromosomes visible under a microscope.
Views slides in order to determine the presence of any structural abnormalities.
Communicates with physicians, family members, and researchers requesting technical information or test results.
Performs more complex and/or non-routine cytology procedures, and regularly reviews work performed to ensure procedures are carried out in accordance with orders from faculty and established policies and procedures.
Ensures the quality assurance of laboratory equipment.
May oversee and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
Required: Four years of directly related experience.
Required: Certification/registration as a Clinical Lab Specialist in Cytogenetics (NCA).
Internal Number: 1224
About Baylor Genetics
A vast range of diagnostic genetic testing is available through our Baylor Genetics, a joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine and Miraca Life Sciences. The Department of Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine is one of the leading genetic departments in the world offering unparalleled clinical treatment and counseling As the largest clinical genetic program in the country, we offer a single resource for all genetic services and testing, thanks to our affiliations with other medical departments and hospitals within the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.