The Laboratory Supervisor will be expected to perform Cytogenetic lab procedures in Cancer Cytogenetics leading to the formation of an accurate diagnosis as well as problem-solve. The Laboratory Supervisor will participate in instrumentation utilization, training, quality control, lab manual preparation/revision, proficiency testing and other duties as assigned by the lab director and manager.
The incumbent is expected to work efficiently and should be able to determine the most effective use of time to ensure that other duties as assigned do not overlap. Weekend hours may occasionally be necessary.
40% Coordinate, direct and organize daily laboratory operations
35% Perform laboratory tasks designed to diagnose chromosomal abnormalities from patient specimens
10% Maintain clinical and internal documents, files and records
5% Ensure compliance with policies and procedures and ensure laboratory compliance with all Federal and State regulatory agencies
5% Provide support lab support such as assisting with evaluation of new protocol or tests
5% Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training, and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Knowledge of CAP, JCAHO, New York State and Federal regulations and recommendations
The candidate must be authorized, licensed or license eligible to practice as a clinical laboratory technologist/technician according to New York State licensure requirements. To find out more information, go to: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/clt/
Certification as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics [CG(ASCP)] by the American Society of Clinical Pathology is required and must be maintained
At least one year of Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory experience and at least three years of experience in cancer cytogenetics, including: performing complex cancer karyotyping by microscopy
FISH experience required
Ability to develop policies and procedures
Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies
Ability to train co-workers in an effective manner
Ability to high work efficiency and keep accurate records
Familiarity with laboratory quality assessment and quality control
Must be willing to handle biohazardous specimens
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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