Laboratory Technician - Histology

Purdue University West Lafayette , IN 47996

Posted 3 days ago

Job Summary

The successful candidate will perform routine or specialized diagnostic procedures/tests for visualization of microscopic anatomy of animal tissues, cell structures for the pathologists' interpretation, in support of the diagnostic and research missions of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL). May be required to run human PCR COVID 19 tests.

Trim animal tissues for histopathologic diagnosis and determining tumor margins. Process tissues for paraffin embedding and sectioning on microtome. Operate/maintain a variety of laboratory instrumentation that includes microtomes, microscopes, pH meter and various automated instruments including tissue processors, strainers .Perform a limited number of special stains. Perform record keeping, interpret procedure manuals, mix staining solutions and other chemical compounds. File tissue blocks and glass slides. Interact on limited basis with veterinary pathologists, graduate students and researchers to provide advice on histologic procedures. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). Enter tests to be performed in the Histopathology Laboratory. Perform chemical inventory in the Histopathology Laboratory.

This posting may be filled at multiple levels (S1 or S2). The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate.

S1 requirements:

  • Associate's degree in science related field (Veterinary nursing degrees may also be considered)

  • 6 months of laboratory or veterinary technical experience

  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required experience

S2 requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in science related field (Veterinary nursing degrees may also be considered)

  • 6 months of laboratory or veterinary technical experience

  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required experience

Required:

  • Must have the ability to multitask and be flexible in order to accomplish daily tasks

  • Ability to work independently under moderate supervision

  • Training in general biological and/or chemical laboratory procedures/techniques, general reagent/media preparation, and lab maintenance

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to identify problems, analyze information and implement solutions

  • Capable of being cross-trained with duties and activities of other lab positions to provide back-up coverage

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word (data entry / analysis)

Preferred:

  • Degree in biology or chemistry

  • Experience in a bioscience laboratory (microbiology, immunology or biochemistry/molecular biology)

  • Experience in sterile techniques, cell/microbe culture, molecular biology techniques (PCR)

  • Experience in histotechniques

  • Course work that includes at least 60 semester hours from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, include either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses; or 24 hours of science courses that include 6 semesters hours of chemistry or 6 semester hours of biology; and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination

Additional Information:

  • This posting represents 2 vacancies

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position

  • A background check will be required for employment in this position

  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)

  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan

  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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