The Precision Pathology Biobanking Center (PPBC) is a newly established research center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. A central pillar of the Center is the collection, database annotation, and banking of human biospecimens.Our team of professionals procures surgical and biopsy research samples from over 8,000 patients per year. Our samples are a key prerequisite for high-impact cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical trial research at MSK.
The PPBC Histology Core Laboratoryprovides research histology support for a range of MSK investigators. We provide project specific consultation and expertise in tissue based experimentation and help with appropriate tissue selection and processing of fresh frozen and paraffin embedded tissues.Our team of technicians is experienced in a wide range of routine and special histology techniques, including sectioning of frozen and paraffin blocks.
We are looking to recruit a highly motivatedResearch Histology Technician/Technologist to join our active high-volume Research Pathology Core Facility within the PPBC.
Embed tissue specimen using orientation techniques appropriate to the type of tissue
Cut paraffin and frozen sections
Stain and coverslip (manual and automated methods)
Label slides, verify patient and specimen information
Prepare and maintain special solutions and reagents
Perform routine stains
Work on tissue microarrays and other technologies
Participate in Center Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement activities
Help develop new research histology protocols and methods; develops SOPs
Work well in a large team and communicate well
Ideal for highly motivated individuals with opportunity for academic development, participation in individual research projects, and growing responsibilities
Bachelor's degreein relevant scientific field (biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, anatomy/physiology, or related fields).
Comfortable with computer use.
Formal licensing as a ASCP Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) preferred but not required.
New York State certification and licensing is not required.
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