Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Specialist for Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). As part of ORED, the experienced Histotechnologist is required to perform the workload required at the Rutgers Translational Science Research Pathology Services (RPS) core facility. This role reports to the Director of Research Pathology Services.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Contributes and executes all tasks and operations of the core facility along with other staff associates.
Performs all work within the lab and evaluates the quality of work performance with regard to conformance, to quality standards, policies and procedures as well as evaluating the workload volume and scheduling to determine and ensure the most effective, efficient and productive use of laboratory associates and facilities.
Interfaces with pathologists, academic researchers, medical examiners staff and other collaborators.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two years experience in a GLP rated histology laboratory.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
successful completion of college level course work including biology and/or anatomy, mathematics, and an understanding of metric system are requisite.
Experience managing the development and design of protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Laboratory Practices procedures and laboratory records maintenance is intergal to successful collaborations with faculty and external collaborators.
Experience with data presentation and analysis proficiency.
Work requires knowledge of histochemistry, microscopy, processing techniques, preparation of specimens, medical terminology, chemistry, Good Lab Practices, Standard Operating Procedures, drug discovery and safety testing.
Excellent written and oral skills and experience in preparing SOPs, training documents and reports.
Experience in diagnostic and veterinary histology.
Grasp of the history, issues, science and processes of histology.
Experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and medical examiner industries.
Extensive experience at building and leading collaborative teams to facilitate collaborative research with study sponsors, study directors, Primary Investigators and pathologists
Microtome, cryostat, embedding station, tissue processor, automated stainer, and slide scanner. Software includes Operio, Microsoft Office products including Image ProPremium, Word, PowerPoint, Prizm and Excel VBA coding and pivot tables. Necropsy software (LIMS, Pristima, Xybion, Liberate).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Visual acuity and the ability to distinguish fine gradation of colors, including differentiating of red and green, manual dexterity in both hands, with above average eye and hand coordination and the ability to grasp and manipulate small instruments and delicate equipment required in the efficient generation of quality histology slides.
Ability to lift 45 pounds to countertops.
Will work with formaldehyde, xylene, alcohol on a daily basis and other hazardous chemicals used in special stains.
Posting Number: 19ST4362
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 102844
About Rutgers University
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