Drug Dev and Preclinical Studies
Perform necropsy on rodent and non-rodent animals. Trim, fix, process, embed,microtome, and stain tissue specimens.
Assist management with scheduling of necropsy/histology laboratory work.
Enter data into the pathology data collection system, as needed.
Operate and maintain laboratory equipment (e.g., processor, embedding station, autostainer, microtome, coverslipper.) Perform troubleshooting as necessary.
Operate and maintain specialized equipment, (e.g., IHC equipment, laser capture microdissection equipment, and cryostat) with little or no supervision.
Organize histology study specimens and study files for archival with no supervision and assume greater responsibility for assignments of staff to complete archival procedures as directed by the supervisor.
Comply with safety regulations, SOPs, GLPs, and study protocols. Assist with development and revision of SOPs as needed.
Organize and/or conduct quality assurance review of microslides, to assure the task is performed by appropriately trained personnel.
Serve as study coordinator with no supervision and mentor less experienced study coordinators.
Perform advanced investigative methods such as immunohistochemistry and other molecular techniques with little or no supervision.
Organize and/or facilitate the training of personnel in select laboratory procedures.
Conduct inventory of laboratory supplies/chemicals.
Responsible for the review of draft/final study protocols and providing feedback to management. Responsible for review of study files.
Stay current in the field of histology through regular review of literature. Share new techniques that are relevant
May be required to provide supervision of staff members as needed.
Interact with CRO laboratories as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or the equivalent with a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience or MS with a minimum of 0-1 year of relevant experience.
Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL), ASCP certification required.
Experience in tissue trimming, embedding, processing, staining and coverslipping of microslides required.
Independently perform some special microslide staining procedures.
Experience in developing and performing IHC techniques or other molecular techniques with limited supervision would be preferred.
Basic working knowledge of mammalian anatomy.
Must be able to communicate effectively and direct the work of others when working in role of study coordinator.