[Histonet] Temporary histology position in San Diego Ca.

James Watson JWatson <@t> gnf.org
Thu Feb 3 15:57:22 CST 2011

GNF is currently seeking a temporary Scientific Associate to join the Histology

group, for the beginning of March 2011 through the end of July 2011. Perform

necropsies, tissue processing, slide sectioning, routine staining, special

staining, immunohistochemical staining and complex procedures necessary in

preparing specimens of animal tissue in a research environment.


Associate's or B.S. degree in a biological science or completion of a NAACLS

accredited School of Histotechnology is required.  American Society of Clinical

Pathologist (ASCP) certification as a HT or HTL is required. Applicants must

demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job

as outlined in the position description. The employee must have 2-5 years of

experience in the Histology lab performing 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 use a

sliding microtome.

4. Prepares dyes and solutions in order to perform routine, special, and

complex procedures.

5. Have experience in histochemical stains and enzymatic histochemical stains.

Be able to trouble shoot and correct problems with histochemical stains.  Have

experience in Immunohistochemical staining and other advanced histological


6. Maintains lab work area by performing preventative maintenance on

instruments and equipment and keeping the work area clean and orderly.

7. Operate Slide scanning Instrumentation.

Interested candidates please send a copy of your CV with a summary of research

experience, and three references.

Job Code: JW10-013

Contact:E-mail: j... <@t> gnf.org<mailto:j... <@t> gnf.org>

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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