[Histonet] Covance Central Lab Services in Indianapolis is in Need of Talent ed Histology Technicians for Clinical Research Work

Neely, Tanisha tanisha.neely <@t> covance.com
Thu Feb 12 15:32:21 CST 2009

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Business Title
Histology Technician
Requisition ID	 15460BR	
Job Category	 Lab Services / technicians	
Locations	 USA - Indianapolis, IN	
Shift	 1	
Grade	 108	
Job Description	 The Histology Technician is accountable for the
histology handling/storing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens.
The Histology Technician supports the various teams of the Specimen
Management Center and is a liaison between Specimen Management and
others departments. The Histology Technician will actively liaise with
the CCLS project management team and client to resolve and clarify
questions and or issues related to management and preparation of the
histology samples.

-Specific department duties as set forth in the task list and/or
department training checklists including but not limited to:
-Utilize knowledge and experience with histology samples to maintain
proper storage conditions and facilitate accessioning of blocks and
slides (stained and unstained).
-Routine microtomy and re-embedding of human tissue specimens from
patients enrolled in clinical trials.
-Ensure that Special Handling specimens are picked up from the
appropriate area, sorted, accessioned, pre-scanned and registered into
the appropriate temperature bins in a timely fashion.
-Generation and application of specialized labels to include aliquot and
or mini labels with client specific elements.
-Prepare workstation, instrumentation and maintenance on instruments and
or equipment daily, weekly, monthly. Ability to adequately maintain
accurate records and both adhere to Standard Operating Procedures:
-Calibrate instruments, verification of temperature, logging of data as
-Ensure that maintenance is performed and documented according to SOP.
-Perform basic instrument and or equipment troubleshooting.
-Notify management when an instrument and or equipment does not meet
-Adheres to all company policies and procedures and performs all
departmental and interdepartmental SOP's as written. 
-Adheres to safety and occupational health policies and standards.
-Generates an appropriate audit trail of all activities and maintains
own training file and required documentation.	
Education/Qualifications	 Bachelor's degree with strong
biological science background. 

HT or HLT (ASCP) certification required.	
Experience	 A minimum of three years previous experience in
histology laboratory setting required
Able to work in a team as well as independently
Dynamic attitude and ability to work under pressure
Strong detail orientation
Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
Ability to use several software packages i.e., Word, Excel, Access
Ability to adequately maintain accurate records and both adhere to and
author Standard Operating Procedures.
Able to troubleshoot problems with automated histological equipment.
Requires theoretical and practical knowledge of histology and processing
of human tissue specimens, including handling and storage of histology
Candidate must have the knowledge of molecular histology and techniques,
including immunohistochemistry and FISH.
Candidate must be familiar with labeling and accessioning procedures and
tracking of paraffin tissue blocks and slides.	
Start time	 8:00 am	
End time	 5:00 pm	
Days per week	 5	
Tanisha Neely HT(ASCP)
Histology/Specimen Management
Covance CLS, Indianapolis
(317) 271-1200 Ext. 7252
tanisha.neely <@t> covance.com <mailto:tanisha.neely <@t> covance.com> 

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