[Histonet] Temp Position In San Diego Ca.

James Watson jwatson <@t> gnf.org
Tue Mar 3 10:59:59 CST 2009

Would you like to spend the summer in Sunny San Diego Ca.?


Job Description

GNF is currently seeking a temporary Scientific Associate to join the
Histology group (End of June 2009 through beginning of October 2009).


 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.  

Having the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) certification
as a Histology Technician is required. 

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


Applicant should have at least 2 years of experience in animal
techniques, a wide variety of manual histochemical and enzymatic
staining, automated and manual immunohistochemistry.

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.
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 in
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
7.	Operate Slide scanning instrumentation.

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: JW03-003

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 JW03-003)



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