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Histotechnician - Foster City, CA

  • Location: Foster City
  • $ Salary: Up to US$46.13 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 months ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Taylor Cochran
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: 06/06/2023
  • Expiry Date: 05 July 2023
  • Job Ref: JN -062023-479647

Contract Length: 12 months

Pay Rate: $40 - $45hrly

Histotechnician Job Responsibilities:

* Perform histotechniques with exceptional precision, including tissue intake, embedding, FFPE/FF tissue sectioning, routine H&E staining, and mounting of research specimens.

* Utilize outsourcing to carry out large volume histology services to offset internal workload.

* Prepare solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with standard lab practices.

* Perform routine H&E staining on slides.

* Perform and monitor inventory of supplies and reagents used and place orders for replenishment.

* Assess the integrity of tissue blocks and evaluate how much tissue is remaining in block.

Tissue Biosample Management Job Responsibilities:

* Act as point of contact for receiving and returning of specimens from Biobanking and Sample Management Lab according to standard practice.

* Register, Store, and Retrieve samples from internal block management system.

* Accession samples in the inventory database.

* Assist in cataloguing samples and performing regular audits of the biobank inventory.

* Maintain and track chain of custody on Clinical and GLP samples through LIMS system.

* Gather and collect generated tissue QC data from pathologists and scientists and merge information in block inventory spreadsheet.

* Assist with selecting samples from inventory based on scientist/pathologist criteria-proficient datamining skills are required.

Digital Slide Scanning Job


* Receive and perform inventory of slides by checking against a sample manifest or generate a manifest if not provided.

* Clean slides and load into automated whole slide scanner and follow the scanning workflow.

* Perform a QC check of scanned slides to ensure the tissue is in focus.

* Batch rename image files.

* Perform a second QC check to ensure that all renamed images match the actual slide labels.

* Transfer scans to database and file slides and paperwork accordingly.

* Troubleshoot scanners and software.


* BS in life science or science-related field.

* HT/HTL(ASCP) certification is desirable.

* Minimum of 5 years of related histotechnology experience and/or 2+ years of biotech industry experience.

* Must have strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.

* Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Excel, SharePoint, Power Automate/Power Apps is desirable.

* Experience in a histology, molecular biology, or similar laboratory preferred.

* Experience in biospecimen management for research purposes, including sample collection, processing, storage, and distribution.

Lifting Requirements:

* The performance of duties may require frequent lifting and carrying objects of up to 50 pounds .

* May be required to use a wide variety of manual tools and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all which demand significant manual dexterity.