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We are hiring: Senior Clinical Laboratory Cytogeneticist

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Senior Clinical Laboratory Cytogeneticist


Job Description

The successful candidates will join the Cytogenetics Lab at CGC Genetics (at Porto, Portugal location) as a Senior Clinical Laboratory Cytogeneticist and is expected to:

- Perform and oversee routine laboratory procedures accurately and efficiently while operating in accordance with CGC Genetics Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

- Cytogenetics analysis in: prenatal, postnatal and/or acquired disease

- Interpretation and reporting of cytogenetic results.

- Identify opportunities for workflow improvement and support its implementation

- Document and review laboratory quality procedures


Skills and Experience

- MSc or PhD in biology or related field required

- Experience in cytogenetics testing (minimum 5 years as senior cytogeneticist)

- Knowledge of prenatal tests, postnatal and oncology tests including methods, risks and limitations.

- Knowledge on interpretation of genetic laboratory findings

- Knowledge of common international nomenclature systems (ISCN).

- Knowledge of karyotyping softwares 

- Reporting: preparing reports of results

- can produce a complete and adequate description of the tests; 

- can independently interpret the results of the test in the context of the diagnostic question and formulate a conclusion, if necessary with the help of additional techniques or after consulting the literature;

- Experience in troubleshoot instruments and assays as needed

- Informatics skills 

- Ability to adapt to change and a rapid work pace

- Excellent interpersonal communication and team player attitude


To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter to, quoting the reference Senior Clinical Laboratory Cytogeneticist in the e-mail subject line.

Please, apply only if you meet the requirements above.