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Research Associate- Histology

Posted: 08-Sep-2018

Job Title: Research Associate- Histology
Location: Carlsbad, CA

Employer Name:
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Employer Details:
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, was founded in 1989 to create advanced, novel medicines to treat diseases with an unmet medical need. We are the pioneer and leader in the discovery and development of antisense drugs. By exploiting various cutting-edge RNA targeting technologies, we are capable of specifically and efficiently targeting any gene of interest, including ones which are not targetable by small molecules or antibodies. We currently have three approved drugs, and a robust pipeline of over 30 drugs in various stages of clinical trials. Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together individuals with different skill sets into this creative environment to be part of a productive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.

Employer Website: http://www.ionispharma.com/


  • Prepare microscopic slides on human/animal tissue for research/diagnostic purposes, including processing, embedding, microtomy, and mounting to include both paraffin processed tissue and frozen sectioning
  • Performs complex histochemical and immunohistochemical stains, records data, and maintains instruments
  • Quality control and quality assurance procedures, performing routine and special staining
  • Slide organization, prepares and maintains all necessary reagents, including stains, alcohols, and paraffins according to proper specifications
  • Handling and disposing of hazardous materials
  • Processes specimen accessioning to include all manual and computerized data entry
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of operation of general laboratory and automated IHC equipment
  • Understanding of general research concepts
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Computer data entry
  • Proficiency in algebraic equations
  • Ability to approach problems/decisions analytically
  • Ability to maintain records
  • Ability to use microscope, cryostat, tissue processors, and stainers
  • Ability/willingness to adhere to the established departmental service standards
  • Ability to be proactive and successful in an intense work environment
  • Willingness to work with hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to work in a lab environment where frequent standing, pushing and lifting is required
  • Ability to carry through on assignments and meet deadlines according to time schedules
  • Ability to be flexible with workload and job duties to support team objectives
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be successful in a team environment


  • Education and experience equivalent to: Associate’s degree
  • HT(ASCP) Histotechnician certification preferred

Instructions for applying:

Excellent salary and benefits package offered. For more information about Ionis and to apply for this position, please visit our website, www.ionispharma.com. Reference Requisition #18-0183



Posted: 29-Aug-2018

Located in Sunny Southern California

We have an opening for an entry level Histotechnician. This is a full-time position with benefits Monday-Friday. We are a growing dermatopathology laboratory with Mohs surgery four days per week. You must be HT ASCP board certified or eligible for Board Certification (BOC) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. One year of clinical laboratory experience in the areas of grossing (must be CLIA eligible to gross), processing, embedding, microtomy, and cryotomy. Other qualifications include a basic knowledge of immunohistochemistry and special staining. Our laboratory team values communication, reliability, quality work, and commitment to patient care. For consideration please send a cover letter and your resume.


  • Accessioning and transcription of specimens
  • Processes, embeds, cuts, and stains biopsy tissue for light microscopic slide review Performs high complexity histological procedures
  • Assists Mohs Technician when needed (training provided)
  • Works closely with dermatopathologist in a high volume laboratory
  • Performs instrument maintenance following standard operating procedures
  • Able to work with limited supervision with the ability to communicate with other departments and laboratory team


  • Minimum Education: Associate of Science 1+ years of histotechnology experience
  • Certification as a Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) through ASCP
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment and change reagents when needed
  • Ability to perform routine techniques and procedures
  • Ability to maintain quality control records and patients results
  • Ability to apply safety regulations
  • Proficient in computer entry/retrieval of laboratory information system
  • Assist Dermatopathologist with special requests including additional send out testing, etc.

Apply using the link below:



Histology Technician

Posted: 16-Jul-2018

Job Title: Histology Technician

Employer Name
Associated Pathology Medical Group

Employer Details
Associated Pathology Medical Group (APMG) is a full service outpatient anatomic and clinical pathology laboratory. We have been in business since 1956 serving physicians throughout California with the highest quality and with the upmost courtesy and efficiency. We are the longest standing independent pathology practice in Silicon Valley.

Employer Website: apmglab.com

Location: Los Gatos, CA 95032
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time, Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 
Shift: (AM shift: 2AM - 10:30AM) or (PM shift: 2PM -10:30PM)

Key Responsibilities

AM Shift:

  • Prepare the H&E stainer
  • Type IHC labels
  • Make copies of log sheet
  • Start carry over IHC/Specials from PM Embedding Cutting
  • Start QC on finished IHC/Specials Stain HP/PAS/PasD

PM Shift:

  • Prepare the water baths
  • Filter Hematoxylin and Eosin
  • Prepare autostainer
  • Prepare the IHC buffer solutions
  • Turn on all equipment
  • Disinfect working area before use -Check for recuts, specials stain and IHC stain request from the day before and complete requests QC the test H&E control slide stain before running the routine H&E slides
  • QC all outgoing H&E, IHC, special stains and recuts slides before presenting to the pathologist and couriers to be delivered
  • Cutting paraffin blocks and cross-check against the log sheet
  • Ensure all blocks are cut according to the delivery time
  • Perform special stains, IHC stains and recuts requested for the day
  • Oversee the update of all the daily log sheets and charts
  • Maintenance of instrument after use
  • Overseeing refilling of new/old blocks and slides, ordering blocks and slides from offsite storage and ordering supplies

Instructions for applying
Please submit your resume to: careers@apmglab.com



Posted: 18-Jun-2018

Job Title: Histotechnologist

Employer Name
Sterling Pathology National Laboratories

Job Description
To whom it may concern, Sterling Pathology National Laboratories are located in Seal Beach, LA/OC junction in California. We are seeking histotech on a part-time basis, or per diem. A full-time position may also be considered. We are mostly working in surgical biopsies such as GI GU derm and bone marrows, and occasional breast or prostate resection specimens.

Instructions for applying
Inquiries and resumes, may be emailed to hr@sterlingpath.com


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