Histotechnologist

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Histotechnologist to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.


Histotechnologist


This position will serve as part of the Laboratory Operations and be responsible for microtome sectioning, slide staining, and cover slipping formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples.


Responsibilities:
  • 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. 

Qualifications:
  • HT, HTL (ASCP) certification required
  • At least 5 years of laboratory experience (preferably industry) required
  • B.A.,B.S. 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

  • Location: San Diego
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: BR827415111