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Research Associate III - Biobank and Translational Research Core (BTRC)

Posted: 14-August-2019

Job Title: Research Associate III - Biobank and Translational Research Core (BTRC)

Location:Los Angeles, CA

Employer Name
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Employer Details
As a global leader in research and technology, Cedars-Sinai is at the forefront of medical advancements, with experts making medical and scientific breakthroughs that save lives. Explore the possibilities in research at Cedars-Sinai.

https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/research-associate-iii-biobank-and-translational-research-core-btrc/252/12216589

Job Duties
The Research Associate III works closely with the Biobank Director and Associate Director in basic pathology, histology, and immunostaining tasks in the Biobank and Translational Research Core (BTRC).

The RA III will also be responsible for interfacing with investigators at all stages of their requests for BTRC services. Will serve as the project manager for BTRC projects; understands the scope of the request, assigns tasks and tracks project progress. Has responsibility for interfacing with Research Facilities Operations (RFO) with respect to the SSB facilities including freezer/LN2 storage units. As a Research Associate III for the BTRC, you will also be responsible for the following:

  • Primary contact for investigators seeking Translational Research Core services.
  • Meets researchers (first meeting together with director/associate director of BTRC) for protocol development and manages project workflow in the biobank.
  • Submits price quotes for biobank histology services according to fee structure.
  • Oversight of instrumentation, training researchers to use instruments and managing instrument bookings.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing instrumentation, storage units, and histology SOPs.
  • Supervises day-to-day schedule and duties of histology staff.
  • Carries out histology-related duties as needed.
  • Works closely with the histology team in the design and implementation of novel multiplex IHC panels.
  • Coordinates with biobank CRA for iLab scheduling and billing.
  • Responsible for biospecimen Q/C through regular qRT-PCR analysis.
  • Oversees BTRC storage facilities including coordinating with research facilities operations.
  • Oversees laboratory maintenance and the introduction and use of new histology equipment.
  • Delivers regular seminars about BTRC services and instrumentation to the CSMC research community.
  • Works closely with the BTRC research pathologist in the design and execution of macro or microdissection experiments in the BTRC.
  • Works closely with the histology team to organize weekly slide reviews, and in the generation of reports and plans arising from slide review sessions.
  • Additional duties, administrative or otherwise, at the discretion of the BTRC Director/Associate Director.

To learn more about the BTRC please visit: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Cores/Biobank-and-Translational-Research-Core/ 

Education required: Bachelor of Science Degree, required. Master of Science Degree, preferred.

Experience required: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in area of research specialization. Has technical skills and expertise in an area of study including, but not limited to, Histology. Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented; learns new tasks quickly; self-motivated; works well independently with minimal supervision; works well with others, and able to multitask. Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center. Thorough technical and theoretical understanding of PI’s research objectives. Mastery of complex or unusual technical procedures and protocols. Ability to research, develop and implement new laboratory procedures and protocols. Knowledge of human resource and administration policies and procedures. Knowledge of budgetary requirements and policies.


Instructions for applying
Please submit application online or send resume to nancy.gonzalez2@cshs.org





Histotech

Posted: 17-July-2019

Job Title: Histotech

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Employer Name: Pathkare Laboratory

Employer Details: Anatomic pathology lab, mostly processing GI biopsies.

Employer Website: pathkare.com


Job Duties
Part-time position, covering 3-5 days a week, mostly embedding, cutting and staining.


Instructions for applying
Send an email to pathkare@gmail.com




Lab tech II

Posted: 1-July-2019

Job Title: Lab tech II

Location: Anaheim, CA

Employer Name: Lebrun Labs LLC

Employer Details: Service and research testing lab. Currently SBIR funded.

Employer Website: Lebrunlabs.com


Job Duties
Ex vivo and in vitro assays. Tissue sectioning, staining, immunoassays, biochemical assays and data analysis. Attention to detail, desire to work in small company with a variety of things to get done. Stable and hardworking.


Instructions for applying
Send resume to Sj@lebrunlabs.com




Certified Histotechnician

Posted: 19-June-2019

Job Title: Certified Histotechnician

Location: Placentia, CA

Employer Name
West Dermatology

Hours: 6pm to 2am

Primary Purpose:
To assist in routine and other non-standard staining tests used in diagnosis and treatment of disease, under general supervision by the Lab Supervisor, functions as a technologist in the Immunohistochemisty Laboratory, performs a wide variety of immunoperoxidase staining procedures, in-situ hybridization staining, histochemical stains, daily QC review with a Pathologist, and other related duties.

Incumbent must be able to flex work hours as needed to meet Department operational needs.

Requires high-level organizational and multi-tasking skills to complete staining utilizing multiple different methodologies for a variety of antibody and special stains. Classification based on education and related experience in an immunopathology or histology laboratory.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To log required and regulated temperatures, reagents, and instrument maintenance of all equipments as required by CLIA / CAP and other regulating agencies on the equipments’ log with dates and initials.

  • To embed at least more than 10% of the total blocks accurately as instructed by the policies and procedures.

  • To cut at least more than 10% of the total routine blocks accurately as instructed by the policies and procedures.
  • To perform special staining and IHC (Immunohistochemistry) procedures as instructed by the reagents/equipments manufacturer’s and laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Organizes daily workload by stain request (i.e. IHC, Special stains, and recuts of slides).

  • Prepares slides for routine, special and immunohistochemical staining.

  • Prepares all necessary Antibodies, detection kits, enzyme / digestion reagents, and appropriate controls prior to starting the IHC autostainer.

  • To prepare patient slides and blocks for Quality Control.

  • To perform evaluation of all control slides and maintain Quality Control log.

  • To complete procedures within strict deadlines.

  • To deliver slides for microscopic examination.

  • Troubleshoots test results immediately with lab supervisor, or independently.

  • To assist in maintaining master antibody list.

  • To complete validations as instructed by the laboratory policy and procedure manual.

  • To write and revise laboratory policy and procedure manual as needed.

  • To assist laboratory supervisor with projects and performs other duties as assigned.

  • To receive, and log specimens on the laboratory computer program system for gross examination.

  • To perform gross examination of specimens as instructed by the policies and procedure manual.

  • To diligently follow all lab procedures in the preparation of tissue samples for pathological testing.

  • To prepare slide preps specimens for microscopic within the same day of receipt.

  • To be aware of and strictly comply with all OSHA (safety) and CLIA (lab certification and registration) and HIPAA (patient confidentiality) regulations in the performance of all aspects of the position.

  • To efficiently organize, file and be able to locate all specimen blocks, containers and log reports and dispose them as necessary per CLIA regulations.

  • To appropriately maintain all solutions and stains used in the pathological testing process according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • To operate, clean and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments, ensuring a clean work area at all times.

  • To courteously, professionally and in a timely manner, respond to routine laboratory inquiries both internal and external, whether in writing, in person or over the phone.

  • To maintain an adequate supply of all items necessary for laboratory operations by maintaining an accurate and timely inventory and ordering supplies bi-weekly.

  • To continually update the laboratory manuals by staying abreast of new product/chemical and other new laboratory information and ensuring all updates are made in the manual and communicated appropriately.
  • To participate in continuing education through required meeting attendance, including in-service meetings and educational programs.

  • To participate in cross-training for other employees as requested by supervisor.

  • To provide feedback to supervisors regarding laboratory policies and procedures to ensure continual improvement of processes.

  • To contribute to a fair and positive work environment by treating patients, peers, superiors, subordinates, vendors and all others with professionalism and respect.
  • To perform other duties as assigned.


Instructions for applying
Please email your resume or CV to staylor@westderm.com





Histotechnologist

Posted: 8-May-2019

Job Title: Histotechnologist

Location: Aliso Veijo, CA

Employer Name
Neogenomics Laboratories Inc.

Employer Details
We provide expert bone marrow and surgical pathology consults; cancer cytogenetics with industry-leading turnaround times; hematologic and solid tumor FISH testing with the largest menu of technical-only services available; 10-color flow cytometry; histology supported by an extensive IHC antibody library; and >150 molecular oncology tests comprising the most comprehensive combination of multi-method tumor profiles and targeted biomarker tests in the industry. Our technical-only testing programs feature on-demand or live training and are available to pathologists who wish to sign out FISH, flow cytometry, and/or IHC. Our Pharma Services division offers all of these methodologies along with other technology platforms to provide laboratory services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of our clients. Through our differentiators of expertise, flexibility and scalability we partner with our clients to develop better, more effective drugs. We support clients in many cancer-related market segments including hospital and private pathology laboratories, office-based oncologists, academic institutions, contract research and pharmaceutical development organizations, and more.

Employer Website: https://neogenomics.com/

Job Duties
Are you motivated to participate in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment? Do you want to become part of a company that invests in its employees? Are you seeking a position where you use your laboratory skills while continuing to learn? Then we encourage you to dive deeper into this opportunity.

NeoGenomics is looking for a Histotechnologist I, II, III who wants to continue to learn in order to allow our company to grow.

Now that you know what we're looking for in talent, let us tell you why you'd want to work at NeoGenomics:

NeoGenomics Laboratories is comprised of a national team of experts in developing and delivering laboratory diagnostic and clinical trial services with a focus in cancer. It is the common purpose of all NeoGenomics employees to save lives by improving patient CARE through Communication, Accuracy, Reliability, and Efficiency. Our staff physicians, scientists, laboratory professionals, client services representatives, and sales people team up with our clients. Together, we work to solve the medical, scientific, and logistical challenges of making precise diagnoses, aiding in bringing new therapies to market and finding the unusual hallmarks of each patient’s disease that point the way to proper treatment.

As an employer, we promise to provide you with a purpose driven mission in which you have the opportunity to save lives by improving patient care through the exceptional work you perform. Together, we will become the world's leading cancer reference laboratory.


POSITION SUMMARY:

As a Histotechnologist I, II, III, you will work under general direction to precisely and accurately conduct a variety of routine and specialized histology procedures. You will research, troubleshoot, and resolve histology related inquiries and problems within the laboratory. This position requires you to produce the highest quality of embedding, microtomy, tissue grossing, tissue processing, and H&E staining, special staining and equipment maintenance.


EDUCATION:

  • You will need an associates degree in the field.
  • You will need to have completed a one year internship or a long-term training program in a Histopathology lab.


EXPERIENCE:

  • Level I: 1+ years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.
  • Level II: 4+ years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.
  • Level III: 6+ years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Nationally: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)
  • Florida: Current state license to perform laboratory testing = Medical Laboratory Professional
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Good social skills and attention to detail
  • Motivated to maintain production and quality standards
  • Willing to work in a biohazard environment and follow safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
  • Good visual acuity including color perception required for certain departments
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds


Instructions for applying
Please visit https://neogenomics.com/careers and view our Histotechnologist openings under our Anatomic Pathology category.





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