Do you have a love for genetics and are a strong team player committed to delivering quality patient care? The Calgary Genetics & Genomics (G&G) team has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Genetics Technologist I position supporting the Cytogenetic and Molecular Genetic Laboratories co-located at Alberta Children’s Hospital. G&G, as part of Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL), provides complex genetic testing for a broad range of conditions, serving an important role in the provision of genetic services for the province of Alberta. As part of a team, the Clinical Genetics Technologist I will perform a variety of manual and automated procedures proficiently to produce accurate and timely results in the Cytogenetic and/or Molecular Genetic laboratories. Specialized techniques include preparation and culturing of constitutional samples, chromosome analysis, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH), nucleic acid extraction, DNA quantification, DNA sequencing, chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR), real-time PCR, allelic discrimination, fragment analysis, and next generation sequencing (NGS). The successful candidate is committed to providing quality patient care and has the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment to ensure accurate and timely results.
As a Clinical Genetics Technologist (CGT) I, you will perform and interpret routine and complex testing for various genetic conditions using molecular and cytogenetic techniques according to established procedures. You will also participate in results entry into the laboratory information system (LIS), report generation, quality control, proficiency testing, lab safety procedures, literature review, test method evaluation, and document writing. Other duties include but are not limited to maintaining lab equipment and supplies, training students and fellows/residents, participating in accreditation activities, and pre-analytical testing processes including accessioning.
Classification: Clinical Genetics Tech I
Union: HSAA FAC PROF/TECH
Department: Diagnostic Molecular ACH
Primary Location: Alberta Children's Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 24-JUN-2021
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 01-JUL-2021
Temporary End Date: 02-SEP-2022
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $36.96
Maximum Salary: $49.15
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of a Bachelor's degree plus advanced diploma in Clinical Genetics. Active or eligible for registration with College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Experience with human cytogenetic processing and analysis techniques including proper use of ISCN nomenclature and specialized computer imaging platforms for karyotyping and FISH analysis. Experience with appropriate methodology and testing techniques applied in a molecular genetic laboratory, including but not limited to nucleic acid extraction, PCR, genotyping, sequencing as well as analytical software such as GeneMapper, Sequence Analysis, and SeqPilot. Proven critical thinking, analytical, problem solving, planning, and decision making skills. Strong attention to detail as well as superior organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize work and deliver accurate work under stressful conditions. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflicting and changing priorities, deadlines, and duties. English fluency with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Two years of recent experience in a diagnostic genetic laboratory performing cytogenetic and/or molecular genetic testing and interpretation. Experience in next generation sequencing of genomic DNA and application of the ACMG variant interpretation guidelines for germline variants.