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Scientist - II (Associate)

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/26/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 586140 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 30-34.76/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Job Description: 

The Anatomic Pathology group at client Research Laboratories, South San Francisco, is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, highly collaborative contract histotechnician/histotechnologist to join us to help support basic research, mechanistic studies, and biomarker development for evaluations of candidate therapeutics.
The successful candidate will have a strong histology background, excellent organizational skills, and the capacity to handle multiple responsibilities in a team environment, often under stringent time pressures.
Responsibilities for the position will include:
  • Assistance with mouse tissue collection/tissue handling at necropsy.
  • Familiarity with and implementation of routine fixation and decalcification protocols
  • Grossing in of a wide array of human and animal tissues, both osseous and non-osseous
  • Assistance with data entry and database updating for specimens in in-house tissue bank.
  • Fixed tissue processing and maintenance of tissue processors
  • Tissue embedding into paraffin/OCT.
  • Sectioning of FFPE and frozen tissue blocks
  • Labeling of slides and tissue cassettes using automated slide and cassette printers
  • Performance of routine (H&E) and special histochemical stains (both manual and automated)
  • The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with good writing skills, which will be used to generate well-organized, comprehensive, and timely documentation of work planned and results on completion.
  • The successful candidate may occasionally be responsible, with supervision, for designing small experiments to test new methods, improve old methods, and/or answer well-defined questions pertaining to tissue properties.
  • The successful candidate will consult with investigators on points of technical detail regarding tissue handling as needed.
  • Comfort with common office computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office) is essential.
Qualifications: Education: • BA or BS in the biological sciences Skills and Experience Required: • 4-6 years of full-time work in a pathology, biological research, or clinical laboratory Preferred Skills and Experience: • HT(ASCP) or HTL(ASCP) certification • Familiarity with principles and techniques of immunohistochemistry
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