[Histonet] Senior Research Assistant Position in Histology

Esther C Peters epeters2 <@t> gmu.edu
Sun Nov 20 18:44:14 CST 2011

Please see the following job announcement for a Senior Research Assistant at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Contact Dr. Patricia Latham at GWU if you are interested in this position: platham <@t> mfa.gwu.edu

Full-time Research Assistant - Histotechnologist
	A position is available for a histotechnologist in a new research core laboratory in the GWU School of Biomedical Sciences. This person will be expected to maintain a histology laboratory, including ordering of supplies, washing glassware and maintaining equipment for optimal function, daily logs with inventory of specimens and blocks, labeling of samples and slides, tissue processing and embedding, microtome and cryostat sections, routine stains, special stains and immunostains with appropriate controls, as required to meet the needs of researchers at GWU. This person will need to work independently to deliver excellent quality results in a timely manner. The person should have strong communication skills and managerial skills, since there will be a need to work with researchers in several labs and to maintain inventory from several sources, to keep track of the flow of specimens and charges. The position will require data entry into an audit-trail database and the mainten
ance of meticulous records, with an exchange of data to the research center off-site and to labs at international sites. This person should have some experience in laboratory research, implementation of new techniques and the ability to trouble-shoot problems that might arise in this setting. Ideally, the person will have an entreprenurial spirit, since the success of the lab will determine its future existence. The full-time position is assured for 2 years, but it can be extended and/ or grow to full-time, if the lab is successful.

The work will be supervised by a Pathologist as Project Manager. 

Entry level qualifications:
•	Bachelor’s degree in a clinical science with a course in Histology or equivalent combination of training and experience.
•	Experience working in a research setting.
•	Favored is eligibility or certification as a Histotechnologist or Histotechnician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Esther C. Peters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science & Policy
Biology Program/Medical Technology Coordinator
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 5F2
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Office: David King Hall 3057
Phone: 703-993-3462
Fax: 703-993-1066
epeters2 <@t> gmu.edu

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