The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Specialist to provide high quality research Histology services in the Core Facility.
Responsibilities include providing molecular histology (immunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization) services to slide-mounted or whole mount samples; operating and maintaining histology prep and ancillary equipment; developing protocols for specialized research IHC and/or ISH related projects; and performing routine histologic techniques to include sample processing, sectioning, and/or histochemical staining.
The successful candidate will be able to work independently or in a team-oriented environment; be familiar with basic biology, cell biology, or genetics; have general laboratory skills and experience to accurately record data, maintain project logs, mix solutions, and follow established safety procedures; have excellent communication skills to effectively demonstrate techniques, make presentations, conduct seminars, and/or workshops on Histology techniques. Have or develop familiarity with the appropriate literature and databases for literature searches; and possess excellent fine-motor skills for manipulation of tiny tissue samples.
The minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biological sciences or a related field, two years experience in a research environment, and experience in molecular histology techniques (IHC and ISH) on whole mount and/or slide mounted samples. Experience in other routine and advanced histologic techniques is highly desirable.
To apply visit the Stowers Institute web page at:
Teri Johnson, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Managing Director Histology Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
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