FLOW CYTOMETRY SPECIALIST
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree required with major coursework in 1 major physical science, or advanced coursework in flow cytometry or cytometry manufacturer training. 3 yrs general lab experience as Certified Lab Scientist or Medical Technologist, including 1 year in flow cytometry lab; or 2 years flow cytometry experience; or certerified by accrediting agency some 6months.
Works under general supervision of principal investigator to prepare and analyze patient specimens by use of laser-based flow cytometers in research or clinical laboratory.
Processes/tests specimen samples from bone marrow, blood, and various other tissues for analysis and diagnosis of hematopathologic malignancy or immunodeficiency.
Counts and measures cells by utilizing Flow Cytometer for optimum specimen data acquisition, analysis, manipulation, validation, and quality control purposes.
Utilizes mononuclear cell isolation and monoclonal antibody staining techniques in order to produce optimal specimen to be run on Flow Cytometer for specific cell detection and accurate interpretation.
Records and labels specimen samples in log, including each patient's name, identification number, sex, age, race, brief clinical history, suspected abnormality, specimen type, etc., and makes pre-processed slides.
Analyzes and prepares preliminary reports for pathologist consultation.
Practices quality control procedures in order to produce accurate and valid results used in patient diagnosis, and to ensure compliance with federal and laboratory guidelines.
Ensures proper cleaning, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory instruments; trouble-shoots equipment as needed.
Conducts independent research or developmental projects with minimum supervision, and assists fellows and rotating residents with research projects. Evaluates and implements new and different laboratory procedures, revises methodologies as new developments are found.
Provides leadership and technical assistance to Medical Technologists in conducting flow cytometric procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
Maintains appropriate billing and billing records for time used on instruments by those outside flow cytometry lab, and/or generates invoices for clients using flow services.
Attends continuing education seminars. Maintains knowledge of flow cytometry by reading relevant literature on new advances in the field. Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Department seeks candidates with Flow Cytometry experience and certification for this full time, 6 AM - 2:30 PM, rotating weekends & holiday postion.
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