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Histology Specialist

Cambridge $70,000 - $80,000 p/h Contract

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the quality and integrity of all tissue specimens received.

  • Correctly label and process all specimens.

  • Interpret the results of special studies.

  • Fix and embed tissue specimens in paraffin.

  • Section paraffin blocks using a microtome.

  • May perform frozen sections of tissue.

  • May perform other specialized histologic procedures.

  • Stain tissue sections using a variety of techniques.

  • Mount slides and coverslip them manually or using automated systems.

  • Organize and distribute slides to pathologists.

  • Keep accurate records of all specimens and slides.

  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.

  • Orient and train new staff.

  • Participate in continuing education and training.

  • Follow all safety and quality assurance protocols.

Qualifications:

  • A.S., B.S. or B.A. in a biological or chemical science and/or completion of a NAACLS accredited histology technician training program highly desired

  • 2-3 years of experience as a histology technician

  • HT (ASCP) certification required HTL(ASCP) highly desired

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