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WARF, Morgridge Institute for Research, WiCell, Wi Cytogenetics Technologist in Madison, Wisconsin

WiCell serves stem cell researchers around the world by providing high quality stem cell products and services with unsurpassed customer service. WiCell strives to make a positive difference in research that will ultimately provide cures and improve the human condition. To accomplish this, WiCell has a team of enthusiastic, passionate people who share purpose, values and goals that promote an environment emphasizing professionalism, respect, and communication. The organization offers an extraordinary work environment built around a multi-disciplinary team, state-of-the-art facilities, mentorship, and a strong partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position offers the chance to join a growing organization focused on providing professional growth opportunities for our team members, and putting you in the best position to have a meaningful role in supporting stem cell research worldwide. For additional information about WiCell please visit:

WiCell is looking for a capable and dedicated Cytogenetics Technologist to join our team. We use standard cytogenetic techniques to aid in the characterization of human pluripotent stem cells. We offer g-banded chromosome analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), short tandem repeat (STR) analysis, SNP microarray, and other testing to stem cell researchers around the world.

At WiCell, we are a close-knit, friendly, helpful, and hard-working group. We care about work-life flexibility and offer a stellar benefits package to support our employees.

The Cytogenetics Technologist will perform a variety of laboratory techniques including stem cell culture, metaphase harvest, slide preparation and banding, G-band and FISH analysis, case review, and report drafting. This position is located on-site in Madison, Wisconsin.

Cytogenetic Technologist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analysis of G-banded chromosomes

  • Analysis of FISH preparations

  • Review, interpretation, and reporting of complex and routine test results

  • Culture of pluripotent cells in a sterile environment

  • Running Cytogenetic Laboratory Protocols

  • Setup of molecular experiments

  • Analysis of molecular data (FISH, Microarray)

  • Operation of imaging equipment

  • Development of new protocols and/or assays

  • Reviewing and revising version controlled documents

  • Accessioning of samples

  • Communication with clients in a professional manner regarding results and technical questions

  • Time management to accomplish established priorities

  • Delivering complete accuracy throughout all steps of the analysis

  • Occasional weekend or holiday harvest and culture coverage

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related science (BS or BA)

  • Minimum of two years of laboratory experience

  • Experience in the analysis of G-banded chromosome preparations

  • Ability to interpret results using ISCN

  • Skill in sterile culture technique

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification in Cytogenetics or eligibility to take the certification exam

  • Knowledge in the following assays: microarray, FISH, nucleic acid extraction

  • Experience in culturing human pluripotent stem cells

  • Multi-species karyotype experience

  • A high degree of accuracy, reliability, and responsibility

  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with others in a laboratory setting

  • Familiarity with Applied Spectral Imaging software

To Apply:

Individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a resume via the apply button.

WiCell promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment and offers competitive pay and benefits.

ID: 2023-1760

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Street: 504 S. Rosa Road

Telecommute: No