Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
This position is for a histotechnician in the Histotechnology and Comparative Pathology Facility, a Shared Resource core facility for the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. The Facility provides comprehensive histology and histopathology support to Einstein investigators and the Animal Housing and Studies Facility by performing most aspects of tissue preparation evaluation, from necropsy to the final histological diagnostic evaluation.
The person will:
perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures – These include tissue embedding, tissue sectioning (paraffin and frozen), histochemical tissue staining, and general lab duties.
require only infrequent guidance – Most routine daily assigned work (tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and staining) is conducted under minimal supervision from management
may occasionally train or guide other technical personnel - The technician will be responsible for providing training for research technicians, graduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and other researchers who request use of the Facility's rental microtomes or cryostat. He/she will also be expected to train Facility users who wish to learn how to freeze tissue samples for frozen sections.
may modify, optimize and troubleshoot experimental protocols
An understanding of moderately complex scientific literature and moderate understanding of research goals and rationale is required - The technician will be expected to use the literature to develop and troubleshoot tissue fixation, sectioning and staining protocols.
Required to have at least a Bachelor's Degree in a related science or equivalent skills or experience, and two to four and one half years of experience.