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From:Mary Stevens <>
Date:Wed, 23 Jun 1999 15:19:20 -0400

Genetics Institute, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Home Products Corporation (NYSE: AHP) was founded in December 1980 with a promising initial concept; assemble a first class team of scientists and business professionals to develop and commercialize protein based therapeutic products through genetic engineering.  In early 1992, GI completed a transaction with AHP under which AHP acquired a 60% stake in GI.  On December 31, 1996, AHP acquired the remaining shares of GI - and in March of 1998, GI was integrated into Wyeth-Ayerst Global Research organization.

Job listing:  

Histologist/Histotechnologist for our Bone Biology Applications Team

Duties and Responsibilities:

Genetics Institute is searching for a qualified, motivated individual to perform calcified bone histology to support our research and development of novel bone therapeutic agents.  We have a state of the art histology laboratory, which interacts with a variety of research groups.  Focus will include specimen identification, tracking, handling, processing, embedding, sectioning and staining a wide variety of calcified bone specimens with and without implants.  Use, maintenance and troubleshooting standard lab equipment and procedures required.  In addition to histology duties, the candidate will have the opportunity to perform image and data analysis, which may include image acquisition as well as qualitative and quantitative histomorphometry.  The individual chosen will have the opportunity to participate in experimental design and research discussions with our Bone Biology and Application team.  


AS or BS degree, with a minimum of 3 years demonstrated proficiency which will include theoretical and practical histology expertise.  Good computer skills required for electronic communication, word and spreadsheet documentation.  Demonstrated attention to detail, team work and lab safety crucial to our busy lab.  Knowledge and use of automated histology equipment (microtome, processor, etc.) beneficial to your consideration.  Use of image capturing and microphotography a plus.  HT(ASCP) or HTL, bone histology and histomorphometry experience highly desired.

For more information, or to discuss your future employment with GI please contact:

Mary Stevens, BS HT(ASCP)
Bone Histology Supervisor
Genetics Institute
2 Burtt Road
Andover, MA  01810
Phone:  978-247-1667
Fax:  978-247-1389


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