The In Vivo Animal Core (IVAC) within the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is seeking a certified histotechnician or histotechnologist with experience in immunohistochemistry and a passion for research. IVAC is a core facility providing research pathology services to UM investigators and disease diagnostic pathology to the research animal care program. This position will be located within our histology laboratory in a senior role. Tasks will include running and optimizing immunohistochemistry assays and titering new antibodies. The candidate will also perform routine histology and will help train other technicians in the laboratory in a variety of histology tasks. Our laboratory is well-equipped with instrumentation and automated processes incorporated into workflow wherever possible. The work is fast-paced and varied and offers opportunities for special projects and growth. The individual in this position will frequently interact with investigators, veterinary staff, and members of our IVAC laboratory as well as with our board-certified veterinary pathologists. This position requires staff to work independently and has authority to make decisions based on their expertise to improve product and/or customer experience. We pride ourselves on our team and our role in facilitating research. Attention to detail, time management, and collegiality are of utmost importance.
Perform immunohistochemistry including titering new antibodies and running and maintaining automated immunohistochemical stainers (Biocare Intellipath)
Perform routine histology procedures on fixed and frozen tissues
Assist with training other technicians in histology procedures
Maintain histology and immunohistochemistry equipment
Assist with record-keeping, inventory control, and chemical management
Provide project planning consultation and histology/immunohistochemistry advice to investigators
Necropsy and tissue collection from rodent species
Other duties as assigned
40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (dayshift). Opportunities for overtime may exist.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the life sciences or related discipline
2+ years of histology experience is required.
Immunohistochemistry experience is required, including titering of new antibodies
This position requires considerable use of arms and legs and activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling of materials which at times weigh as much as 50 lbs.
Must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal byproducts and bedding materials
Candidates will be asked to provide proof of academic degrees and/or professional licenses/certifications
Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as either a Histotechnician (ASCP-HT), histotechnologist (ASCP-HTL) is preferred.
Candidates lacking ASCP-HT or ASCP-HTL certification but who are eligible for certification or have extensive histology experience may be considered.
Commitment to collegiality and promotion of a team atmosphere
Histology experience with animal tissues is preferred
Independent decision-making and efficient time-management skills
Experience as a trainer or team leader experience is preferred
Internal Number: 182298
About University of Michigan In Vivo Animal Core
ULAM IVAC is a research pathology core laboratory within the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Our dual mission is to provide research pathology support for investigators and diagnostic pathology support for the Animal Care & Use Program at UM. The Animal Care & Use Program fosters a culture of excellence, compassion, and adherence to the highest standards of animal welfare in the conduct of research, testing, and teaching at the University of Michigan.
ULAM IVAC operates as a research support facility within the Michigan Medicine system. Michigan Medicine is home to one of the largest health care complexes in Michigan. It has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the Medical School first opened in 1850. Nationally Ranked Healthcare Today, Michigan Medicine continues to deliver the Michigan Difference through cutting-edge research and premier patient care. Michigan Medicine is one of the largest hospitals in Michigan and a premier academic medical center made up of: U-M Health System University of Michigan Medical School and its University of Michigan Medical Group practice
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