[Histonet] UCSD Moore's Cancer Center needs a HIstotech

P Sicurello patpxs at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 12:36:54 CDT 2021

Good Morning Listers,
I have been asked by my lab manager to post this position.  It appears they
are having trouble finding a Histotech.  Go to UCSD Title and Pay
Information <http://hr.ucsd.edu/tpp/>  to find out the pay range.
Here is the link:

UC San Diego Jobs | search | 107387 (ucsd.edu)
#107387 Histology Research Associate (Staff Research Associate II)

Under direction of Pathologists, Lab Manager, and Lab Supervisor, the
Histology Research Associate (HRA) will assist with clinical research and
perform technical tasks in each lab section assigned. In the lab, they will
work on the nanoString research platform (nCounter MAX, GeoMX/DSP) with
human and mouse research tissues for multiplex tumor and immune profiling.
May assist in PBMC, microbiome, and other specimen handling, processing,
and clinical annotation.

Maintains lab and performs lab inventory, ordering supplies, clerical, and
other duties as directed. Prepares buffers and solutions as needed.
Maintains laboratory environmental health and safety activities, including
chemical and biological waste disposal. Coordinates development of tissue
projects with lab manager, and coordinates associated activities. Will
serve as the principal administrative liaison for the projects. Organizes
and prepares specimens for distribution, and completes specimens in LIS,
files slides and blocks, tracks specimens, maintains storage, retrieval and
disposal of specimens per lab protocols.

Under Pathology, they will conduct histological procedures in accordance
with laboratory requirements. Duties include tissue accessioning,
processing, embedding and staining. May assist with tissue accessioning &
processing, embedding, microtomy and staining (routine and special),
immunofluorescence, equipment preventive maintenance, quality control,
slides cover-slipping, and delivers slides for pathologists. Assist with
clinical research processing and clerical tasks.


   Theoretical knowledge in biology, chemistry, histology and
   immunohistochemistry or a related field or an equivalent combination of
   education and experience.

   Experience using balance, processor, embedder, and light and fluorescent
   microscopes. Comfortable and able to navigate new technology as the
   laboratory upgrades equipment. Ability to work on the NanoString research
   platform (nCounter MAX, GeoMx/DSP) with human and mouse research tissues
   for multiplex tumor and immune profiling.

   Demonstrated experience cutting frozen and paraffin sections for

   Proven experience performing hematoxylin and eosin stains on paraffin or
   frozen sections.

   Knowledge in histology, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry
   techniques. Experience performing immunohistochemistry assays after
   protocol review.

   Experience performing special stains on paraffin or frozen sections,
   using adipose tissue as positive control.

   Demonstrated experience calculating and preparing chemical solutions

   Strong knowledge in basic math for maintaining ledgers, income and
   expenditures reports.

   Proficient in the operation of a personal computer, including Access, MS
   Word and Excel.

   Good communication skills (both verbal and written) to interact
   professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as to
   effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read,
   comprehend and discuss research materials.

   Thorough knowledge of laboratory safety procedures involved in working
   with hazardous chemicals and appropriate use of Personal Protective
   Equipment. Ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous Material

   Experience to write Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for using
   laboratory equipment following the manual instructions. Experience to
   instruct personnel with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for routine
   workflow processes.

   Experience to train and instruct new staff, students assistant and
   volunteers with laboratory standards. Experience providing one-on-one
   training session for tissue grossing, tissue processing and tissue

   Demonstrated knowledge of chemical and biological waste disposal.

   Skill and ability to keep accurate data. Ability to maintain
   confidentiality. Good organizational skills to order and maintain lab
   equipment and supplies.


Histotechnician (HT)/Histotechnologist (HTL) Certification from American
Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).


Paula Sicurello, HTL (ASCP)CM

Histotechnology Specialist

UC San Diego Health

9300 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037
(P): 858-249-5610

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