Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Cytogenetics Training Program

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Cytogenetics Training Program

Chantilly, VA

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute is seeking candidates for their Cytogenetics Training Program to work in the institute’s testing laboratory in Chantilly, VA.

The employment commitment is for 3 years.

Under the program, selected applicants will receive:

Extensive training in microscopic chromosome analysis
Computer imaging
Rotations in other areas of the laboratory
– Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
– Tissue culture
– Slide preparation and staining
Preparation for Cytogenetics Specialist exam
Presentations by department directors, genetic counselor, and testing personnel
A dedicated program trainer


Living allowance: $4,000
– $2,000 in first 30 days;
– $2,000 at six months
Graduation bonus: $2,000
$20.00/hr upon completion of program
$24.00/hr with Cytogenetic Specialist certification

Please apply online at

Requirement: BS/BA in Biology; preferred coursework in cell biology and genetics. If positions are available, the postings will be posted during the months of March and September.