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Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Process human tissue and body fluid specimens in preparation for microscopic exam
  • Perform technical duties related to the production of histopathological slides of surgical specimens
  • Properly orient and embed surgical tissue specimens
  • Section the embedded tissue, using a microtome and mount the section properly on a microscope slide
  • Process mounted sections through routine staining procedures
  • Perform various immunohistochemicalon formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections
  • Process mounted sections through special staining procedures and prepare the stains and reagents needed for these special procedures
  • Operate and maintain manual and automated instruments
  • Perform and document equipment maintenance as needed
  • Record equipment log data in an accurate and timely manner
  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities
  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, analysis and reporting
  • Identify and document problems that may adversely affect test performance and perform corrective actions when needed
  • Effectively communicate with histology team members
  • Requirements

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Experience in routine histology is required
  • Previous experience utilizing standard histology equipment is a plus
  • Experience embedding both large and small specimens is required
  • Ability to accurately read all labels and documents
  • Experience working in a high volume laboratory environment
  • Familiarity with laboratory SOPs and safety protocol

  • Associated topics: biopharma, diet, dietary, disease, drug discovery, food scientist, immunology, microbiology, nutritionist, transfection

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