The incumbent will work in a busy Histology lab in Anatomic Pathology. The following duties and responsibilities will be assigned to this individual: pickup cassettes from grossroom while reconciling a processing log to ensure all cassettes are accounted for; loading and unloading tissue processors; operate and perform general maintenance on laboratory equipment including the tissue processors, coverslipper and chemical recycler; triage routine and non-routine daily histology work, matching working drafts to related slides and requisitions; prepare simple chemical solutions and reagents in accordance to protocols. This position requires some heavy lifting and inventory of supplies. Other related duties pertaining to the proper functioning of the laboratory.
25% Cassette pickup, reconciliation of processing log. Loading and unloading of tissue processors.
25% Operate and perform general maintenance on laboratory equipment.
25% Triage and organize slides, requisitions and working drafts. Slide distribution.
10% Prepare simple chemicals
10% Inventory of supplies
5% Other duties as assigned
Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program.
One year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and experience
Ability to work independently and accurately a must due to the nature of the work and consequences of incorrect data entry.
Excellent communication skills a must.
Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs and be available to work evenings.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512401
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