Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Responsibilities: 1. Operates and maintains all aspects of the Histology Laboratory: performs routine, multi-step histologic procedures as a diagnostic and research tool for the detection of viral, bacterial, and abnormal growth diseases under the general supervision of senior professionals; processes/embeds all submitted pathologic tissue; microsections, stains, and coverslips tissue; prepares various solutions and reagents necessary to perform histologic tests; performs both automated and manual staining procedures (routine and special stains); selects and assesses all control slides through microscopic examination for accuracy and acceptability of stain results; troubleshoots nonconforming results; follows established protocols and guidelines; performance and accuracy are observed/reviewed by senior laboratory professionals. Actively participates in research projects from within and outside of the CVM as directed by senior laboratory professionals; participates in national histologic study sets by preparing case study material and national proficiency testing through the National Veterinary Service Laboratory. (40% of time)
2. Maintains all laboratory equipment according to the manufacturers' recommendations; assists in troubleshooting equipment malfunctions; calibrates equipment in compliance with quality control protocols; documents actions and results in an online quality control software program. (20% of time)
3. Maintains daily logbook of workload; maintains and archives daily checklists of special stain procedures. (10% of time)
4. Performs procedures in compliance with GLP and AAVLD Quality Control Essential Requirements. Participates in the detection and review of nonconforming work, determination of corrective/preventive actions and contributes as a team member in optimizing opportunities for continuous improvement. (15% of time)
5. Performs general laboratory maintenance tasks including conducting inventory, handling and disposing of hazardous waste material as precribed by UHS, performing general laboratory cleaning duties, and undertaking all quality control policies/procedures. (15% of time)
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
Preferred Qualifications: HT (Histotechnician) or HTL (Histotechnologist) certification in the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or pending certification within 1 year of hire. Experience working in a veterinary laboratory/clinic or working with animal research samples; basic knowledge of anatomy.
Internal Number: 336090
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