The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
This position is an opening in the Cytogenetics Laboratory. Our focus is on cancer cytogenetics, primarily for patients with hematopoietic disorders. The hematopoietic stem cell transplant program at the SCCA brings in an interesting and challenging patient population. Our lab is growing rapidly and we have many opportunities to develop leading edge technologies. The technologist will perform cytogenetic lab procedures leading to the formation of an accurate diagnostic report.
Accession patient specimens and establish cultures from peripheral blood, bone marrow, and tissue biopsies for cytogenetic testing
Prepare and analyze human chromosomes and summarize test results using correct International System for Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN)
Perform sample testing and analysis using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
Perform DNA microarray testing
Participate in the development of new clinical tests
Review and present to peers current procedural information and advances in technology
Perform general lab duties (e.g. quality control checks, reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, inventory of supplies and specimens)
May participate in a weekend rotation
Bachelors Degree with at least 15 credit hours in a biological science or physical science.
Prior experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory
CG(ASCP) or MB(ASCP) certification or foreign equivalent
Experience with hematology FISH and/orSNP arraypreferred
Background in common molecular biology techniques
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.