ResponsibilitiesAs a key member of our Translational Pathology Core Laboratory (TPCL), you will contribute to an exceptional team focused on facilitating biomedical research efforts requiring remnant human tissue samples and histology services for both human and animal tissues. This role will involve serving as a technical interface for histology services between the TPCL and the UCLA scientific research community. You will process formalin-fixed specimens; embed formalin-fixed specimens in paraffin and snap-frozen specimens in OCT and section samples (paraffin and frozen sections). You will also be responsible for ensuring the procurement of fresh remnant human tissue samples; staining (H&E, special, immune histochemical and immunofluorescence); preparing solutions; maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory equipment; performing quality control procedures; evaluating quality of sections/stains; and maintaining records.
QualificationsWe’re seeking a highly detail-oriented and meticulous professional with:
•ASCP certified in histology •Expertise in the use of microtome, tissue processor, tissue embedder, and microcentrifuge •In-depth knowledge of all tissue preparation and processing protocols for frozen and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded samples •Thorough understanding of infection-control procedures •Proficiency with tissue dissection procedures •Exceptional communication, interpersonal and prioritization skills •Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team •Ability to effectively interact with researchers and clinicians on a scientific level
UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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