Histotech with diverse skills needed in private industry biobanking/research company, who has superior organizational skills and attention to detail. Must work well independently and act as a service provider within the company.
Duties (in no particular order): -Daily temperature checks of freezers -Cutting unstained slides and H&E staining -Cutting curls for affiliated company and/or clients -Communicate with project managers to prioritize tasks to client needs -Answer project manager’s histology questions -Coverslipping manually or operating coverslipper -Running the automated stainer for H+Es -Empty and clean stainer tubs of reagents and refill next day -Optimizing stain protocols (reprogramming stainer) -Cutting frozen tissue -Re-embedding poorly embedded tissue -Dividing tissue in FFPE blocks and re-embedding pieces -Reading microanatomy via microscope to divide tissue (eg. including all relevant structures, compensating for necrosis, calculating new Tumor %, etc.) -Cleaning lab -Ordering supplies monthly -Sampling new brands and talking with sales representatives to pursue potential savings -Trying to find substitutes or change protocols to save money or be more efficient -Organize and deliver annual safety training to other employees -Enforce safety rules -Conduct FFPE warehouse operations - pulling blocks -Resupply warehouse equipment (cabinets, sticker labels, etc) -Receive and incorporate deliveries of blocks and/or slides to the warehouse -Assist Immunohistochemistry dept. manager -Fix and gross fresh tissue for processing -Train lab assistants or interns in microtomy, staining, and embedding -Maintain and fill out various laboratory logs -Create and optimize new special staining protocols -Manage hazardous waste removal
Salary is negotiable based on experience.
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HT or HTL Certification. 1-2 years work as a histotech preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience primarily. Full benefits package available.
We are one of the largest commercially focused biobanks of human tissue and biofluids in the country. We serve the biotech and pharmaceutical industries through our provision of all types of biospecimen and various histopathology lab services.