LABORATORY TECH, SR
University of Florida UFL - Gainesville, FL

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Requisition number:
0902561
POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Title
LABORATORY TECH, SR

Working Title

Position number:
00016345

Advertised Salary:
Starting salary is $11.46 – $18.69 per hour, commensurate within this range based on education and experience.

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Job Type
Full-Time

Job Category
TEAMS

Work Location
Main Campus (Gainesville)

If other work location

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department:
29080100-MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL

College/Unit
29080100-MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL
POSTING TEXT

Job Description:
The focus of the University of Florida Cytogenetics Laboratory is on the assessment of human genetic disease. The clinical service aspects of this laboratory involve the use of the most current and approved genetic testing methodologies to address a variety of clinical needs (i.e. prenatal testing, cancer testing, etc.). The research activities of this laboratory are focused primarily on the development and application of these genetic testing methodologies for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease.

Initiates and maintains human tissue cell cultures and other specimens for use in all specialty sections of the laboratory.

Prepares laboratory specimens and cultures for experimentation by making slides of chromosome preparations and chromosome banding.

Conducts conventional chromosomal analysis, for general clinical diagnostic cytogenetic testing, via the use of high quality oil immersion light microscopes. This duty involves the identification of chromosomes, description of structural and/or numerical chromosome abnormalities, and the recording of this data.

Conducts laboratory experiments, collects and interprets data, analyzes results, and prepares reports regarding fluorescence in situ hybridization ( FISH ) experiments conducted in the various specialty sections of the laboratory.

Prepares graphs and tables for publication based on the metaphase images and karyotypes via computer assisted imaging systems.

Minimum Requirements:
A high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a biological or chemical science is preferred.

Health Assessment Required:
Yes

Special instructions to applicants:
This is a repost of requisition number 0902561. Previous applicants are under consideration and need not apply.

Must obtain clinical cytogenetic laboratory trainee license as awarded by the State of Florida.

This is a time-limited position.

If you are a Florida resident claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD-214 for consideration.

Posting Date:
02/22/2013

Closing Date:
03/22/2013

Open Until Filled:

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