Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager or Medical Director or Principal Investigator or designee, performs a variety of both routine and complex laboratory tests in accordance with established standards and procedures. This individual will perform a variety of technical procedures on clinical and research specimens in the histology laboratory.
*Required attendance employee.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for performing the day-to-day technical procedures on clinical and research specimens including the following activities:
Prepares tissue samples for microscopic examination by a pathologist.
Maintains laboratory equipment and databases (OpenSpecimen).
Isolates DNA from FFPE specimens.
Performs immunohistochemistry stains with training; operating automated immunostainer.
Performs quality assurance procedures such as block and slide match, reports discrepancies per standard operating procedure.
Maintains and troubleshoots equipment, routine repairs or notifying service personnel when more complex problems occur.
Performs related general duties such as ordering supplies, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records.
Maintains accurate and detailed records. Provide accurate information on work conducted for client billing purposes.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Associate’s degree from an accredited Histotechnology Certification program may be acceptable with 3 years of laboratory experience that includes some histology experience.
High School Diploma/GED with 5 years of histology or related experience, including at least one year of work experience in a laboratory environment.
Bachelor’s degree in related field (Clinical Laboratory Science, Biology, Chemistry, etc).
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
HTASCP certification preferred.
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
Computer experience including MS Office, database, and email.
Telephone and Fax.
Experience with laboratory tools and equipment.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work produced is subject to precise measure of quantity and quality; Attention to detail is critical to the successful performance of this job as it directly affects research outcomes.
Knowledge of normal human tissue morphology is essential. Able to perform paraffin as well as frozen sectioning, H&E staining, and to recognize discrepancies and take corrective action.
Strong written communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments.
Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a high volume, dynamic laboratory.
Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment.
Classified Title: Histology Technician Working Title: Histology Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.67-$25.68 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003056-SOM Pat Kidney Urologic Pathology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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