This position is for a histotechnician in the Histotechnology and Comparative Pathology Facility, a Shared Resourcecore facility for the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. The Facility provides comprehensive histology and histopathology support to Einstein investigators and the Animal Housing and Studies Facility by performing most aspects of tissue preparation evaluation, from necropsy to the final histological diagnostic evaluation.
The person will:
Perform simple or moderately complex technical procedures – These include tissue embedding, tissue sectioning (paraffin and frozen), histochemical tissue staining, and general lab duties.
Require only infrequent guidance – Most routine daily assigned work (tissue processing,embedding, sectioning and staining) is conducted under minimal supervision from management.
May occasionally train or guide other technical personnel - The technician will be responsible for providing training for research technicians, graduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and other researchers who request use of the Facility’s rental microtomes or cryostat. He/she will also be expected to train Facility users who wish to learn how to freeze tissue samples for frozen sections.
May modify, optimize and troubleshoot experimental protocols.
An understanding of moderately complex scientific literature and moderate understanding of research goals and rationale is required - The technician will be expected to use the literature to develop and troubleshoot tissue fixation, sectioning and staining protocols.
- Required to have at least a Bachelor's Degree in a related science or equivalent skills or experience, and two to four and one half years of experience.
Prior histology experience/training is required
Post Probationary Rate
Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. For more than 60 years, our diverse faculty and staff have set the standard for excellence in medical and graduate education and patient-centered clinical care, and have made major contributions to scientific research enhancing human health in our communities and beyond.
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