This primary responsibility of this position is to perform histotechnology duties including preparation and processing of human and animal tissues for microscopic review using a cryostat or microtome and proper histological techniques. This work includes making judgments as needed for processing different tissue types, embedding and sectioning samples, examining sections of embedded tissue under a microscope to ensure specimen integrity, and staining and cover slipping for analysis of research tissues. This also includes processing, embedding, sectioning and staining of formalin fixed/paraffin embedded or frozen surgical tissues and processing other human bodily fluids for storage in the EVMS Biorepository. Tissue staining includes H&E, special stains and Immunohistochemistry techniques. Other duties include but are not limited to properly logging samples, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting as needed. Maintaining laboratory cleanliness in essential to ensure a safe work environment. Applicant must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with EVMS Biorepository staff as well as researchers.
Associate’s degree (graduate of a school of Histotechnology preferred), plus three (3) years of experience. Comprehensive knowledge of routine and complex histological laboratory procedures, techniques, and instruments required.
ASCP certified HT/HTL or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.