Research Associate, Histotechnologist
San Diego Metro Area, CA
As an experienced professional, the primary responsibilities consist of histology specimen preparation from animal toxicology and pharmacology studies, as well as human tissue sectioning and preparation for IHC studies. Histology procedures will include formalin fixed tissue trimming, tissue processing and embedding, paraffin block and frozen tissue sectioning, H&E and special stains. Experience developing IHC assays, either manual or automation, is required. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 1) Troubleshoots tissue/slide problems and QC prepared slides, 2) Shares responsibilities in lab equipment scheduled maintenance and supply inventory, 3) Assists with maintenance of the tissue database, 4) Other duties as needed.
Bachelor s degree in a scientific discipline and HT/HTL (ASCP) certified or eligible. A minimum of 6 years of working experience in histology is required. Industry experience is a plus. Good written and oral communication skills are critical, including experience in contributing to writing SOPs. The candidate will need to work well within a team and have strong interpersonal skills. Computer skills are required and the candidate should be familiar with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel spreadsheets.