We have an opening for a histologist here at Pfizer in beautiful La Jolla, CA. Below you find the job description. If you are interested, please forward your résumé to me.
The ideal candidate will have a high degree of proficiency in routine histology. The successful individual will be responsible for the technical procedures utilized in the preparation of microscopic slides including tissue processing, paraffin block sectioning, and H&E staining. Computer literacy is required. Main responsibilities will be production of high quality slides from frozen or fixed tissues. This will include trimming, embedding, processing, sectioning using a microtome/cryostat, and staining with H&E or other stains.
Conduct slide reviews for quality control of tissue sections. Produce a quality product in a timely manner. A microtomy sectioning rate of approximately 60 blocks/day with a <3% recut rate is expected. Experience in immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization is desirable but not essential. Other tasks may include file maintenance; other instrument and equipment maintenance; quality control checks; and related laboratory tasks.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor/Master degree in biology or other life sciences, be certified as a Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) and have at least 2 years of experience in a histology setting. Experience in working in a GLP environment is desirable. Proficiency in necropsy techniques or a willingness to be trained in this area is desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential as the selected individual will be required to contribute to written SOP and/or in group meetings. The ability to develop effective working relationships in cross-functional teams, strong interpersonal skills, and strong troubleshooting skills are also essential.
Pfizer Global Research & Development
10646 Science Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
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