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The Experimental Histopathology laboratory is recruiting a research Histotechnologist to provide routine and customized immunohistochemistry support for Fred Hutchinson research efforts. The incumbent will assist with the design of innovative protocols in a customer service based, team oriented work environment.
In order to meet coverage requirements in the afternoon and provide excellent service to our investigators, this position will be required to work scheduled hours from 8.30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
+ Accurately log-in, label, organize, and track specimens
+ Accurately bill and track projects
+ Perform routine and customized immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and in situ hybridization (ISH) on an automated platform
+ Assist in the vetting of antibodies to be used for specific applications
+ Assist in the development of multispectral immunofluorescent and/or ISH staining to support immuno-oncology and other research goals
+ Optimize antigen retrieval conditions, blocking, detection, and titer to ensure ideal staining conditions for antibodies
+ Act as a histology, an immunohistochemistry and ISH resource for researchers to assist with preparation of their protocols
+ Assist in establishing, optimizing, and customizing histology procedures for fixing, processing, sectioning, staining, and reagent preparation to support immunohistochemistry projects
+ Participate in group meetings with laboratory staff and researchers to discuss experimental design that will meet research goals
+ Maintain inventory and order supplies, as necessary
+ Prepare reagents from detailed laboratory procedures and document that quality control standards are being met
+ Assist in the design and writing of laboratory protocols for all procedures
+ Perform routine maintenance on immunohistochemistry, imaging, and other laboratory equipment
+ Assist in organizing work and storage space and in general lab upkeep
+ Perform routine and specialized histology support as needed
+ Perform other duties, as assigned
+ Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of relevant Histology/Pathology experience.
+ HT or HTL (ASCP) Certification plus one additional certification in immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology, necropsy, digital image analysis or demonstrate mastery of technique.
+ Basic to intermediate knowledge in imaging, microscopy and image analysis
The successful technologist must be able to work accurately and efficiently, be detail oriented, and work both independently and within a group. Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are required. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work positively in a customer-oriented environment. In addition, the incumbent must be flexible and skilled at organizing and prioritizing tasks. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint is essential.
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