[Histonet] Senior Histologist/Lab Manager position at AstraZeneca in Waltham, MA

Kim Merriam kmerriam2003 <@t> yahoo.com
Fri Mar 4 12:24:57 CST 2011

Hello all,
Below is a great job opportunity for a senior histologist/lab manager at 
AstraZeneca in Waltham, MA.  I am posting this for a colleague, so please do not 
email me if you are interested.
Kim Merriam, MA, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Cambridge, MA 

Here is the job description:
Reference Number   601367  
Date Added   18/02/2011 
Category   Research and Non-Clinical Develo...  
Company   AstraZeneca  
Country   United States 
Location   Massachusetts (Waltham)  
Incumbent lead a small Histology Laboratory operating in a discovery and safety 
assessment environment and assist in the conduct of experiments/studies that 
will include investigative, problem-solving, and pre-development studies in 
support of research teams. Major Responsibilities:
* As a working supervisor, provide day-to-day management of the Histology 
Laboratory and Necropsy Suite
* Provide leadership, supervision, and mentoring to histology team members
* Work closely with the histologists, pathologists, research scientists, and 
toxicologists within Safety Assessment US and Global Safety Assessment regarding 
study plan development, completion and reporting
* Ensure smooth operations and timely completion of necropsies, trimming, 
embedding and H&E staining, quality control, and other histology procedures such 
as frozen sections, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH)
* Develop new histology, necropsy, and IHC procedures as necessary
* Perform large and small animal necropsies
* Ensure Histology Laboratory and Necropsy Suites have appropriate standard 
operating and safety procedures in place and that staff are compliant
* Serve on some studies as the histologist responsible for study specific 
support (Histology Study Coordinator)
* Be familiar with and provide local management of histology and 
pathology-related data systems (e.g., PathData®)
* Maintain adequate and appropriate supplies for the histology laboratory and 
necropsy suite


Qualifications: Skills, Knowledge/Education/Experience
* Bachelor of Science (BS), MS desirable
* Certified Histology Technician (HT/HTL)
* Minimum 7 years industry experience
* Laboratory management experience
* Knowledge and familiarity with histology laboratory equipment and all phases 
of operations of a histology laboratory
* Experience with large and small animal necropsy
* Experience with special stains, plastic-embedding and molecular techniques 
such as immunohistochemistry
* Experience in working with and managing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
* Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) standards, laboratory safety 
procedures, and chemical hygiene management
* Enthusiastic, self-motivated, leadership and mentoring skills
* Excellent communication skills (written and oral)


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