The primary purpose of the Education Coordinator position is to provide supervision, cytogenetics and cytogenomics education both in didactic and laboratory exercises, and may include coordination of the instructional faculty in the academic and clinical phases of the educational program in the Diagnostic Genetics program.
Reports to, represents (when needed) and assists Director in the development, delivery and review of a complete and effective didactic and laboratory curriculum, including preparing and presenting organized lectures in cognitive and technical aspects of diagnostic genetics, developing objectives for each course of the program, and assuring coordination of objectives to exam questions.
Prepares lesson plans, class and lab exercises, quizzes, interval exams, final written and practical exams and comprehensive final exams to evaluate student knowledge.
Builds and maintains exam question banks, a library of teaching slides and computer assisted learning aids.
Assists with record keeping for program.
Participates in the student recruitment, selection and admission process. Assists in the preparation for and maintenance of program accreditation by the National Association for the Accreditation of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Programs and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Assist the Director in the coordination of student clinical experiences through the Clinical Laboratories.
Maintains and reviews effectiveness of the clinical evaluation process to ensure optimal measurement of students’ skills, knowledge, and behavior.
Provides direct supervision to Senior Allied Health Educator(s) in the Diagnostic Genetics Program.
Directs student clinical application research thesis (CART)
Other duties as assigned.
Required: PhD degree; recent experiences clinical cytogenetic and cytogenomics techniques or equivalent.
Preferred: PhD degree; training program in clinical cytogenetic technology techniques or equivalent, with specific experience in teaching clinical cytogenetic technology in any or all of the following: Culture set-up and harvesting, sterile technique, slide preparation and dropping, banding and staining procedures, chromosome analysis using AI and ASI. Familiar with Cytovision, Genesis, Aglient platforms. FISH set-up and analysis (manual or automated) for prenatal with Anuevision and cancer (MDS, AML, MM, or CCL). Probe Design, SKY or micro array techniques.
Required: Certification in one of the following:
with 5 years of clinical or academic experience in a cytogenetic technology
Required: Three years registered in cytogenetics- CG (ASCP) and/or three years’ experience in the clinical cytogenetic technology laboratory and/or teaching/performing cytogenetic technology techniques or combination to equal three years total working in clinical cytogenetic technology and teaching/performing cytogenetic technology techniques.
Preferred: Five years registered either in cytogenetics CG (ASCP); five years’ experience in the clinical cytogenetics laboratory and/or teaching/performing cytogenetic technology techniques or a combination to equal three years total working in clinical cytogenetic technology and teaching/performing cytogenetic technology techniques.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter and at least three references to:
Peter Hu, PhD, FACSc
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 002 Houston, Texas 77030
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