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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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.