Cytogenetics Director in Lewisville, TX at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 2/3/2020

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    2501 South State Highway 121
    Lewisville, TX
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Job Description

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At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

As a Cytogenetics Director, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

The Cytogenetics Director will work from our Lewisville, TX location.

Cytogenetics Director – the role:

The Cytogenetics Director is responsible for providing interpretation of cytogenetics/FISH results and providing consultation to the clinical laboratory within her/his area(s) of expertise which will maximize quality patient care and ensure continuous business growth throughout the Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute family of Laboratories.

Job responsibilities:


  • Reviews, interprets, and documents clinical test results within established turnaround times. 

  • Due to the importance of quality patient care, servicing consultation requests of all types is considered imperative (assists treating physician).


  • Participates in educational programs of the Company.

  • Attendance at National meetings in areas of assigned expertise to maintain/build knowledge and to provide representation for Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute.

  • Assists the delegate Clinical Consultant or Technical Supervisor in the responsibilities in Cytogenetics Specialty as delegated by the Laboratory Director Responsibilities


  • Collaborates in reviewing test method selection and validation. 

  • Collaborates in ensuring that the proficiency testing program is conducted in a timely manner, reviewed by appropriate staff, and approve of corrective action when a proficiency testing result is found to be unsatisfactory. 

  • Collaborates in monitoring quality control to ensure that acceptable levels of analytical performance are maintained for each test system. Ensure that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.

  • Collaborates in corrective action and preventative action plans and procedures.

  • Collaborates in the annual review of Standard Operating Procedures for test systems.

  • Collaborates in reviews of report format for appropriateness of clinical information communicated in areas of assigned expertise. Collaborates in review of interpretative reporting comments as needed.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience    

  • Must be ABMGG Certified or LGG Certified

  • At least two years of practical experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory.

  • All Cytogenetics Directors should be prepared to demonstrate competence in their fields of practice. Cytogenetics Directors should exemplify professionalism consistent with Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute's values, vision, mission and fundamental objectives.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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