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Cytogenetics Technologist

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The Organization

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, WiCell is a supporting organization of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a world leader in the area of human pluripotent stem cell research. WiCell is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to advance the science of stem cells. The global leader in cell banking, cytogenetic testing and distribution of stem cell lines, WiCell builds on these core strengths by also providing clinical grade pluripotent stem cell lines, quality control testing and cell banking services.  For more information, please visit: http://www.wicell.org/

The Opportunity

The Cytogenetics Technologist (Research Specialist) will provide technical services and other related responsibilities within the Cytogenetic Lab to include performing cytogenetic techniques, including but not limited to preparation and karyotyping of G-banded chromosomes and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and performing tissue culture of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines and related cell lines.


The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related science and a minimum of one year of laboratory experience. Experience in sterile culture techniques and G-banded chromosome preparation and analysis is required.  Preferred experience includes ASCP(CG) certification in clinical cytogenetics; and experience in culturing human embryonic stem cells. In addition, the candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others in a laboratory setting. The ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and demonstrate high degree of accuracy, reliability and responsibility is essential.


Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume online as one document within the career section.


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


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