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Research Associate, Histology

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 08/13/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082018-22296
DESCRIPTION
In this position, the successful candidate will apply her/his basic science laboratory skills and expertise regarding histological tissue preparation and execution of tissue staining protocols (i.e.immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and simple stains) to contribute to the company s antibody-target characterization research. The position reports to the Director of Biology. The candidate s expertise with immunohistochemistry, other histological methods will help us to discover and characterize novel tumor antigens and develop anti-tumor drugs.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Utilize experience in histological stains and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent techniques on mammalian tissue sections
  • Responsible for tissue processing (FFPE and fresh frozen) and slide preparation
  • Proper maintenance/tracking of collected samples and slides
  • Generate experimental results using microscopy
  • Coordinate activities with project team members
  • Discuss experiments and data to project team members
  • General lab duties such as preparation of reagents and stocking of supplies
  • Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices

REQUIREMENTS
  • BS or MS, preferably in biology or related field; with at least 2 years of lab experience
  • Absolutely Required: experience in tissue processing, histological slide preparation, and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining in mammalian tissues
  • Must have excellent organization and planning skills and the ability to work under timeline in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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