Histology Lab Technician

  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

  • Responsible for performing routine histology duties including, but not limited to:
    • Assist in grossing mouse, rat, NHP, and human CNS samples
    • Automated tissue processing; Maintains QC on gross station ensuring order and cleanliness
    • Ability to operate a microtome and cryostat proficiently and efficiently
    • Orient and embed (in paraffin) mouse, rat, NHP, and human CNS tissue according to established priority and protocols; Able to identify tissue structures to embed tissues in the appropriate orientation
    • Cut and mount high quality CNS tissue sections from paraffin blocks according to established priorities and protocols; Able to differentiate tissue types and components, adjusting section thickness as specified by lab policies; Able to troubleshoot common microtomy issues by adjusting microtome, blocks or slides
    • Able to embed CNS tissues in OCT and cut frozen tissue section using a cryostat
    • Understand principles/norms associated with FFPE/Frozen tissue sections staining to produce artifact free slide review
    • Can troubleshoot routine H&E staining and special stains
    • Able to coverslip slides using both automated and manual methods
  • File blocks and slides according to established laboratory methods
  • Proficiency at computer entry/retrieval of lab results
  • Accurately and diligently maintains laboratory records pertaining to tissue/slide records, workload and maintenance of procedures and instrumentation in the laboratory
  • Prepares reagents, staining solutions, and buffers for laboratory procedures as needed; Ability to handle the biohazards and hazardous materials according to established standard safety regulations
  • As needed, management of supplies and laboratory quality-control procedures
  • May assist supervisor in troubleshooting and assuring proper follow up when technical, logistical and communication problems are encountered
  • Meet the physical requirements adept to standing, sitting for longer durations and should be able to lift at least 30lbs
  • Ability to identify colors
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Participates in laboratory meetings

Qualifications

  • Associates degree required, but Bachelor's degree preferred in Biology, Neuroscience, or related field
  • 1-2 years histology lab experience required
  • Hands on experience in embedding, sectioning FFPE/frozen tissue
  • Capable to handle high throughput histology workload
  • Passing of a vision/color perception test is a requirement of employment

 

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Cambridge, MA are encouraged to apply. Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options

  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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