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Verified Pay $47.03 - $58.47 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Oakland, California

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(CCS) Cytogenetic Technologist I - 123279

Job Description

Extended Deadline: Mon 10/23/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: /

This posting shall remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/23/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/1/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


Under supervision, performs high complexity testing in a full service clinical cytogenetic laboratory; including cell culture, cell harvest, slide preparation and analysis. Proven ability to perform microscopic chromosome analysis, FISH analysis and describe results using appropriate International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN). Seeks guidance from management or senior technologist when needed while striving to work independently. Provide high quality results in a timely manner and strives to increase productivity and maintain proficiency. Adheres to all safety policies and participates in the quality assurance program of the laboratory. Performs other related clinical laboratory functions as required.

  • Bachelor's Degree; or equivalent with sufficient science courses to meet credentialing requirement.

  • Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist (CCS) issued by CDPH.

  • A minimum of one to three (1 - 3) years of previous experience in an accredited clinical cytogenetics laboratory.

  • Knowledge of human chromosomes and cytogenetic techniques; ability to identify chromosomal abnormalities associated with neoplastic or constitutional disorders.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform microscopic chromosome analysis, metaphase/interphase FISH.

  • Possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position.

  • Knowledgeable in ISCN nomenclature.

  • Experience in karyotype pre-review.
  • HER2 FISH Analysis.
  • Three plus (3+) years of experience.
  • Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG(ASCP)).
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $98,199 - $122,085 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $47.03 - $58.47

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit .

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

Application Instructions

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Payroll Title:
Med Genetics Lab
Hiring Pay Scale
$47.03 - $58.47 / Hour
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Mon-Fri, rotating Sat
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Posted: 10/5/2023

Job Reference #: 123279