Fairview Health Services  Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist

Specialty Laboratory

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Department Labs - Cytogenetics

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Day

Date Posted 06/25/2018

Job Number 18-73638

Job Description:

Cytogenetics position: Cytogenetics

Our Cytogenetics Laboratory located on the University of Minnesota, East bank campus performs constitutional & Hematologic chromosome analysis, FISH and Microarray testing. The laboratory plays an important role in diagnosis of genetic disorders and in differential diagnosis of cancer subtypes. Our laboratory coordinates G-band, FISH, and Microarray testing to provide exceptional patient care.

The full time Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) position in the Cytogenetics Laboratory will perform complex laboratory testing according to established procedures in an accurate and reliable manner. This position is in a clinical laboratory focused on patient care. Testing may include:

Chromosome Analysis: may include tissue culture and chromosome preparation &/or microscope analysis and karyotyping of G-banded cells.

FISH: FISH set up and FISH analysis & QC of new reagents.

Microarrays: DNA isolation and quantification, DNA restriction enzyme digestion, DNA labeling and processing of microarrays, and analysis of microarray

Training will be provided, experience is preferred.


M-F 9:30am-6pm every 3rd weekend and rotating holiday.

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in Genetics, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or a related science degree.

GBand experience is preferred.

ASCP certification in Cytogenetics is strongly preferred.

Candidates must possess or be eligible to sit for and obtain their certification as a Cytogenetic Specialist or in Molecular Genetics within 2 years from hire.

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.