Candidate will be responsible for microtome sectioning, slide staining, and cover slipping formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples.
Prepares microscopic slides on human/animal tissue for research/diagnostic purposes; includes processing, embedding, microtomy, and mounting to include both paraffin processed tissue and frozen sectioning.
Sectioning of tissues samples for microscopic examination using a microtome.
Re-embedding of tissue blocks as needed.
Operation and usage of automated slide stainer.
Examination of H&E slides to ensure tissue sectioning meets laboratory requirements.
Maintains laboratory equipment such as slide stainer and microtomes.
Receives and properly identifies samples and associated paperwork.
Performs daily inventory or maintenance activities in the histology department, maintaining a clean and well-organized workspace.
Troubleshoots general problems including missing or conflicting identifier.
Clerical and administrative functions within the laboratory operation, including documentation to maintain compliance with state, CLIA, and CAP requirements.
Works with client services department to quickly resolve discrepancies.
Works well in a cross-functional team environment with meticulous attention to detail, strong data entry skills, excellent communication skills, and strong organizational skills
Be a self-starter in resolving discrepancies and proactively improving operational efficiencies.
Focuses on quality of patient testing.
Focuses on maintaining fast turn-around times.
Works closely with the Pathologists, Commercial Operations, and Customer Service
HT, HTL (ASCP) certification preferred
At least 2 years of laboratory experience (preferably industry) required
BA, BS degree in a biological science, preferred but not required
Experience in tumor identification in patient tissue
Expertise in histological techniques, including tissue processing, embedding, microtome sectioning, and histology staining; as well as know-how of light microscopy, microscope imaging, and quantitative histological techniques
Highly organized, ability to work independently, follow standard operation procedures
Internal Number: 7992
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