Department: Pathology Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment. Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift.
This individual will provide routine technical and limited clerical support to the laboratory manager and staff. With great attention to detail this person is taught to perform and understand the principles for: routine specimen handling, accessioning, tissue processing and embedding following established procedures. They will perform routine maintenance, organization of worksheets and will be expected to gain an understanding of laboratory operation to assist investigators as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the laboratory technical staff, following laboratory procedures and testing protocols. This individual will provide routine technical support, accessioning, handling/processing both clinical and research tissue specimens. Organization of work requests and support laboratory operations assisting investigators as needed. Perform wet tissue handling of routine research and clinical samples, cassette and slide labeling and investigator communication. Perform routine quality maintenance on laboratory equipment. Prepares standard media, reagents, and chemical solutions used for testing purposes, and the physical processing of specimens prior to testing.
Complete required logs and supporting documents. Collects data as required by research protocol. Accurate record keeping and quality assurance documentation. Maintain clinical processing schedules.
High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework. Work experience in a laboratory environment, helpful. Must have basic computer skills, telephone, fax. Ability to work with various laboratory tools and equipment.
Work requires precision and attention to detail. Individual should have strong written communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments. Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a high volume, dynamic laboratory.
Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides.
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