Author: Brown, Judy

Continue Karyotyping during COVID Crisis

Digital Scientific, UK  is making their karyotyping software SmartType available FREE OF CHARGE during this challenging and difficult period. You need only your metaphase images in JPEG, TIFF or PNG format and a Windows or Apple computer to be able to start karyotyping from home. If you want to let anyone know about the offer then use this link .  Thank you to Michael Ellis and family for continued support of our students and our program. 

Tulane Hayward Genetics Center – New Orleans, LA

Tulane Hayward Genetics Center just opened a Genetics Lab Technician position for molecular laboratory. We will review applicants qualified for trainee, tech I and tech II levels.
Here is the detail information and the application link. Thank you.


Description for Job: IRC18558

Genetics Lab Technician I

Human Genetics Program, Tulane Medical Center

Location: New Orleans, LA

Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Directors, the Genetics Laboratory Technician performs clinical molecular tests, including but not limited to nucleic acid isolation, PCR, mutation detection, and DNA sequencing.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Solid analytical skills and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed
Proficient computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

Required Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science
At least one-year molecular genetics training or laboratory experience
ASCP certification (Technologist in Molecular Biology)
Licensure by Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Preferred Qualifications
Laboratory experience in molecular genetics, molecular biology, or molecular technology

Compensation Information
This position is assigned to pay grade T2.23. Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane as well as our Benefits and Pay. See our Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.

Integrated Genetics – Westborough MA

Integrated Genetics (part of LabCorp) is hiring a Cytogenetics Technologist –FISH for our genetics laboratory in Westborough, MA.

We are open to hiring someone that has just finished their Cytogenetics Program. ASCP certification is NOT required, just preferred.

Here is the direct link to the posting:

Kathryn Nichols

T: 858-202-9038 |M: 760-815-4344 |

January 2020

Field Application Specialist – BioDot

The primary role of our Field Application Scientists is to support current, new, and prospective customers from an application point of view. Since our customer base is spread across the globe, there will be quite a bit of travel. The ideal candidate will also be excited to work with automation and be capable of troubleshooting hardware at a high level.

We’ve found that this is a pretty unique opportunity for a technologist since they will be working in cyto labs, but traveling around the world to do so (we have customers in the US/Europe/Asia and are promoting our platform heavily in each of these markets). The person we hire would need to move to SoCal, but could move back to the east coast /their current location and work from home once they were trained on everything BioDot.

Brian Kirk I BioDot
Vice President, Business Development
t: +1.760.713.6314
f: +1.949.440.3694

January 2020

Exosome Diagnostics

Potential applicants should fill out the official application at the link below as well as email resume to
It is a full time Laboratory Technologist position at Exosome Diagnostics in Waltham, MA.

Referred by Brittany Lemos:

Here is the link to the job posting:

Clinical and Research Cytogenetics – Dana Farber Cancer Institute

The Comprehensive Center for Fanconi Anemia at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a
highly motivated, full time cytogenetic technician to work in a clinical and research laboratory
focusing on Fanconi Anemia. The individual will be involved in the diagnosis of this rare
genetic disease. Major responsibilities will be the coordinating and testing of patient samples for
diagnosis by a chromosomal instability test.

  1. oversee the preparation of solutions, harvesting cultures, processing samples, and microscopy
  2. processing tissues or cell lines for cytogenetic studies, and breakage analysis
  3. cell culture, harvesting of cells for chromosomes, preparation of solutions, data entry, slide making
  4. record test results, maintain laboratory equipment, and perform cytogenetic procedures including tissue culture

 BA/BS in biological sciences required
 Experience preferred
 Knowledge and experience in chromosome analysis, cytogenetics and molecular biology preferred
 CLSP(GC) certification preferred
 Training in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, Advanced Fire/Safety, Infection Control and Departmental Safety
are required annually
 Must have the ability to work independently, as well as multitask and be very organized.


Lisa A. Moreau
Senior Research Scientist
The Comprehensive Center for Fanconi Anemia &
The Cytogenetic Core Facility
Division of Genomic Stability and DNA Repair
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue HIM244
Boston, MA 02115

617 632-5792

Jan 20, 2020

Shining Student Star

Congratulations to DGS student Kathleen Renna ! She is an honors undergraduate researcher who was recently included as an author on a published paper! Kathleen has been working in Dr. Ephraim Trakhtenberg’s Lab in the Department of Neuroscience at UConn Health since she was a freshman. The paper is titled “Single cell transcriptome profiling of retinal ganglion identifies cellular subtypes.” Find the full research article here:

To find out more about Kathleen see her featured article at 

Through a competitive application process, Kat was one of only 9 exceptional students selected for the inaugural BOLD cohort. These students represent a diverse set of interests, skills, identities, and project concepts. The BOLD Women’s Leadership Network is a pioneering program cultivating courageous leadership in young women during the college years and beyond. BOLD focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s career development and networking through scholarship funding, programming, and engagement in service/leadership projects. By awarding scholarship and fellowship funding, the BOLD initiative mitigates financial burdens while allowing young leaders to leverage their own identities, strengths, and collective knowledge to effect positive social change. BOLD equips young women to be innovative agents of change in their lives and in whatever career field or industry they pursue after graduation.

The University Scholar Program is one of the most prestigious programs for undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. The University Scholar Program allows students to design and pursue an in-depth research or creative project and to craft an individualized plan of study that supports their intellectual interests during their final three semesters. Kat was selected among the competitive applicants and is one of only 20 selected for 2019.

Kat is an exceptional DGS Student and we commend her on her dedication!