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Histology Technician II San Francisco United States,  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 11 April 2017

Project Description


  • Perform basic histology procedures (processing, embedding, microtomy, cryosectioning, staining, coverslipping and slide scanning) in accordance with scheduling and quality measures.
  • Conduct all slide labeling and tissue cassette printing
  • Learn and perform advanced histology procedures (slide QC, special stains, thick/thin sectioning).
  • Perform necropsy procedures including but not limited to; blood and tissue collection, fixation (including perfusion, snap freezing, OCT embedding), fresh tissue trimming and organ weights.
  • Be able to differentiate normal from abnormal tissue.
  • Learn/know correct anatomic terms.
  • Receive samples, complete tracking documentation, and prepare pathology materials and data for shipment and archiving.
  • Maintain accurate instrument records including but not limited to; performance, maintenance reagent usage and waste disposal.
  • Assist in maintaining all necessary supplies to ensure the running of necropsy and core histology procedures.
  • Receive, label and store laboratory supplies.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of core histology-specific guidance documents.
  • Adhere to all core histology operational procedures and all required documentation related to the function.
  • Conduct routine quality assurance through self-inspection to confirm that core histology standards are met.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule.
  • Under the direction of the pathology management, assist in training of junior staff.
  • Review laboratory documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance to study specific requirements.
  • Be adherent to all CRL and client health and safety practices and procedures
  • May cross-train in other areas of pathology.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

  • Education:


San Francisco, California

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