[Histonet] Histology job in San Diego California

James Watson jwatson <@t> gnf.org
Thu Aug 2 11:38:40 CDT 2007



GNF a research foundation part of Novartis Pharmaceuticals is expanding its histology department.  GNF does a wide variety of research from genomics to drug discovery.  We are presently looking for an entry level Histology technician that is energetic and willing to learn.  We do manual histochemical staining (yes, we still make all our own stain solutions) and are fully automated in the area of immunohistochemistry, In-situ Hybridization, slide scanning, and image analysis.  As an added bonus we are ½ mile from the beach and we have great weather here in San Diego.




 Job Summary

Performs routine, special staining and complex procedures necessary in preparing specimens of animal tissue in a research environment.


Associate's degree in a biological science or completion of a NAACLS accredited School of Histotechnology is required.  

Acquiring the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) certification as a Histology Technician within one year will be required. 

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description. 


An entry level technician is acceptable.  We will train the employee in animal techniques, a wide variety of manual histochemical and enzymatic staining, automated and manual immunohistochemistry, and automated and manual in-situ hybridization.

Essential Functions

1.	Identifies significant tissue elements microscopically to determine quality of staining. 
2.	Necropsy, fix, trim, process, and embed animal tissue for paraffin and frozen sections.
3.	Performs microtomy on rotary microtome, cryostat, and be able to learn to use a sliding microtome.
4.	Prepares dyes and solutions in order to perform special or complex procedures. 
5.	 Have the background to do basic histochemical stains and enzymatic histochemical stains. Have the background to learn Immunohistochemical staining and other advanced histological procedures. 
6.	Maintains lab work area by performing preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment and keeping the work area clean and orderly.

The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), located in the Torrey Pines area of San Diego, CA, is funded by the Novartis Research Foundation and dedicated to the development and application of new methods and techniques for genome-wide biological discovery and biomedical research.  GNF provides a unique and challenging opportunity to combine exploratory biomedical research with pharmaceutical drug development in a highly interactive, multidisciplinary environment and state-of-the-art facilities.  GNF offers excellent compensation and a great benefits package.  Visit our website at www.gnf.org <http://www.gnf.org/>    EOE


Please submit your CV and any supporting documents to:


Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Job Code: JW7-26

10675 John Jay Hopkins Drive

San Diego, CA 92121


Fax: 858/812-1670, or submit online to jobs <@t> gnf.org

(subject line must include JW7-26)



James Watson HT  ASCP

Facilities Manager of Histology

GNF  Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Tel    858-332-4647

Fax   858-812-1915 <mailto:858-812-1915jwatson <@t> gnf.org> 

jwatson <@t> gnf.org


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