[Histonet] Histotechnologist position in New York City

From:"Tunstead, Jim"

Dear All,

We currently have a position available at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
which may be of interest to list users. Please see details below.

Histotechnologist / Lab Coordinator
We currently have an opening for a Histotechnologist. 

The individual will be an integral part of a newly equipped pathology
core laboratory. The core provides histology, immunohistochemistry and
image analysis support for the Cardiovascular Institute. Services are
provided to a small group of investigators, allowing greater involvement
in their research projects. As well as advising on general procedures,
the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop new
processing and staining protocols. 

Specific Responsibilities:
Act as a histology and immunochemistry resource for researchers in the
preparation of their protocols. Assist in establishing, optimizing,
customizing and documenting protocols for fixing, processing,
sectioning, staining, and reagent preparation for research projects.
Actively participate in group meetings with researchers to discuss
experimental design. Fix, process and paraffin embed samples; process
and freeze fresh samples. Perform sectioning of paraffin and frozen
blocks for immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and special

Accurately label, organize, and track tissue, blocks, and slides.
Prepare reagents from detailed laboratory procedures and document that
quality control standards are being met. Research, troubleshoot, and
test new reagents. Inventory, maintain, and order supplies as necessary.
Assist in establishing fees and processing billing. Perform routine
maintenance on laboratory equipment, including automated immunostainer,
microtome, cryostat, freezer, and tissue processor. Assist in organizing
work and storage space, and assist in general lab maintenance. Perform
other duties, as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
The minimum requirement is a high school diploma/AA with formal or on
the job training as a histology technician.  A Bachelor of Science
degree and HT/HTL certification by a nationally recognized certifying
agency, such as the American Society of Clinical Pathology, are
desirable but not required. A minimum of three years of experience is
required and good microtome sectioning skills are essential. Additional
experience and training are highly desirable, particularly in a research

Experience in the use of an automated immunohistology stainer, clinical
and research histology experience, and a strong scientific background
are very desirable.  Experience with microscopy, tissue procurement, and
non-human histology is also a plus.  The successful technician must be
able to organize and prioritize tasks, work accurately and efficiently,
be detail oriented, work both independently and with a group, and have
excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet
Explorer is desirable.

Business Title: Lab Coordinator
Job Type:  	Full time
Job Category:  Laboratory research

Compensation:  Salary DOE + excellent benefits

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled.

If you have questions or wish to apply, please contact Jim Tunstead by
e-mail, phone, fax or mail.

Jim Tunstead, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Institute, Box 1030
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
ph:212-241-0731 (Jacinta Russell)
fx: 212-860-7032

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