Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Cytogenetics Technologist II, Cert

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose 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.


    This position is a full time 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 staff member will perform cytogenetic lab procedures leading to the formation of an accurate diagnostic report.


    Major duties may include the following based on the individual’s experience:

    • 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.
    • Perform other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor’s 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 equivalent


    • Experience with hematology FISH preferred
    • Background in common molecular biology techniques

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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