Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Analyst III (Cytogenetic Technologist)

    Job Locations US-VA-Henrico
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
    # of Openings
    Environmental Laboratory
  • Responsibilities

    Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. is a high-growth Environmental Services company offering (i) Measurement and Analytical services and (ii) Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government throughout the United States and abroad.  Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates and policy experts are proud of our ability to objectively help industry, the public and regulators work constructively together on environmental opportunities.


    Enthalpy Analytical, is part of the larger organization, Montrose Environmental Group, is comprised of over 8 laboratories servicing air, water, soil and tobacco testing.  Regulations drive the need for our services, but our unique capabilities allow us to add value to clients beyond environmental compliance.  For our families and communities, we strive to protect the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the soil on which they live.  


    Our Richmond, VA location is looking for a full-time Analyst III (Cytogenetic Technologist).  The qualified candidate will perform cytogenetic technologies using staining techniques to count micronuclei, FISH technique and other tasks to meet the expectations of our clients by efficiently and profitably generating defensible data on time.  


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:                                                                              

    • Preparation of data summaries for inclusion in client reports.
    • Count numbers of chromosomes/micronuclei and identify the structural abnormalities by viewing culture slides through microscopes, light microscopes, or photomicroscopes.
    • Select or prepare specimens and media for cell cultures using aseptic techniques, knowledge of medium components, or cell nutritional requirements.
    • Stain slides to make micronuclei visible for microscopy.
    • Cytogenetic technologists spend a majority of their time at work seated and looking through microscopes.
    • Harvest cell cultures using substances such as mitotic arrestants, cell releasing agents, and cell fixatives.
    • Maintaining organized records of sample preparation and analysis, equipment maintenance and data collected off site
    • Maintain laboratory equipment such as photomicroscopes, inverted microscopes, and standard darkroom equipment.
    • Overhead projects designed to improve efficiency of, or accuracy of analyses
    • Communicating relevant updates to applicable people in a timely manner
    • Performing other duties and responsibilities as prescribed by the Company
    • Compliance with Enthalpy’s Quality Assurance Program and other policies
    • Compliance with Enthalpy's Health and Safety Plan
    • Other duties, as assigned


     Qualifications and Education Requirements


    • Associates degree or higher in cytogenetic technology, biotechnology, biology, or related science.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in biology, genetics, cytogenetics, hematology, immunology, laboratory techniques and quality control.
    • 1 year of relevant experience (academic or professional) preferred
    • Must be well versed in most the cytogenetic technologist must know how to harvest and culture living cells, understand chromosomal morphology, chromosomal analysis.
    • Must be able to operate with little supervision
    • Must understand the underlying genetic and toxicology principles that underpin the assays being performed
    • Must be able to handle non-routine samples and be capable of managing an effective workflow in their department when the Group Leader is absent (this includes managing man-hours, machine time and logistics for numerous assays)
    • Must show the ability to perform method development

    Preferred Skills

    • Knowledge of harvest and culture living cells, understand chromosomal morphology, micronuclei analysis, and be familiar with the different methods for visualizing chromosomes
    • Well organized and have an attention to detail
    • Good organization and communication skills


    Montrose Environmental Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.


    As permitted by applicable law, employment with Montrose is at-will.


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