Pay Range: $50.11-$80.21 Company Overview:

The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe.

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Job Description:

The Cytogenetics Laboratory, located at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is seeking a Cytogenetic Technologist, to perform karyotype and FISH procedures as well as innovative molecular technologies to discover novel genetic and clinically useful chromosome and molecular biomarkers. The Cytogenetic Technologist will be part of the team performing conventional cytogenetics, FISH, and several microarray testing protocols on various tumor sample types. The position requires wet-bench lab experience and understanding of molecular cytogenetics.

You will:

  • Under general supervision, carry out cytogenetic analysis of specimens received by the laboratory.
  • Perform culture initiation, harvesting and chromosome analysis with minimal direction.
  • Identify routine cytogenetic abnormalities.
  • Complete diagnostic reports while maintaining quality of work within established time frames.
  • Perform laboratory bench work according to established and approved Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Review all test requests thoroughly for errors, omissions, clarity, and potential problems.
  • Follow unidirectional flow of specimen handling to avoid contamination.
  • Help maintain commonly used equipment. Resolve minor equipment problems.
  • Operate equipment carefully and according to procedures.
  • Perform vital equipment checks, performance testing, preventive maintenance, and quality control on equipment per laboratory guidelines, as assigned.
  • Assure equipment and instruments meet performance standards.
  • Maintain compliance with clinical genetic testing regulatory agencies and proficiency programs (CAP, CLIA, NYS Department of Health).
  • Verify requisitions and labels; records patient information.

You need:

  • BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related life sciences field with experience working in a Cytogenetics laboratory, with 1 year of chromosomal microarray (SNP-Array and/or aCGH) preferred.
  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License Required
  • Will consider recent graduates with science degrees as Trainees!


  • Monday to Friday, 10AM – 6PM – flexible to Tuesday to Saturday for candidate needs upon request
  • Rotating Saturdays (about every 6 weeks)

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Pay Range: $50.11-$80.21

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