Kaiser Permanente Director Cytogenetic Technologist in Los Angeles, California

The Cytogenetic Technical Director will be responsible for supporting the clinical, technical and regulatory aspects of the Cytogenetic Laboratory. The technical director is responsible for the assessment, development, refinement and implementation of current and future clinical Cytogenetic testing, in addition to presenting and educating staff in these testing methods. The technical director is expected to interface with all clinical and laboratory staff including management, medical directors, ordering providers and technical staff.

Essential Functions:

  • The technical director is responsible for reviewing, interpreting and sign-out of Cytogenetic reports in a high volume testing environment.

  • In conjunction with additional Cytogenetic technical staff, the technical director must be able to educate on appropriate interpretation and test usage, while actively refining and developing laboratory tests and procedures.

  • Able to analyze and prepare reports for integration into medical and management decisions to yield continuous improvement in the laboratory.

  • Other necessary functions include, but not limited to:

  • Ability to multi-task, plan and perform test validations.

  • Compose validation summaries with relevant and appropriate descriptions of performance characteristics.

  • Familiar with regulatory and accreditation guidelines.

  • Conduct and review proficiency testing.

  • Conduct internal inspections.

  • Interact with referral laboratories.

  • Assist managers in quality improvement projects.

  • Implement quality assurance measures.

  • Ensure all quality control guidelines are met.

  • Troubleshoot and investigate laboratory testing issues and be actively involved in the solutions to maintain a high quality Cytogenetic laboratory.

  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Medical Director/Physician-in-charge of the laboratory.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A.


  • Earned doctorate in human genetics or related field.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics, Biochemical Genetics.

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist, or Clinical Cytogeneticists, or Bioanalysts License

Additional Requirements:

  • Post-doctoral Cytogenetic Laboratory experience.

  • Previous experience in a Diagnostic Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory.

  • Demonstrated experience in neoplastic hematopoietic disorders, solid tumor, constitutional and neoplastic karyotype analysis, prenatal analysis and molecular cytogenetic (fluorescent in-situ hybridization techniques and microarray).

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a cooperative and integrated laboratory environment that includes other high complexity genetic testing.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor Management/Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years experience in a full service cytogenetic laboratory (2 years as technical director)


  • Schedule Varies.

  • Position requires providing technical support and case sign out in all areas of a full service cytogenetics laboratory including: amniotic fluid cell culture; CVS culture; solid tissue culture; cancer cytogenetics; lymphocyte culture; molecular cytogenetics including FISH and array CGH; microspy/photography/computer imaging and other duties as required.


TITLE: Director Cytogenetic Technologist

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.