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Histotechnician II (2nd shift)

Covance

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 31, 2020.

Job Overview:

Covance is hiring a Histotech II (2nd shift Monday – Friday) to join our global team in Los Angeles, CA!

 

**Flexible start time and extensive benefits package** 

5K Sign on Bonus + relocation

 

If you have experience in Histology and if you have a HT or HTL and ASCP Certification along with 2 plus years of experience using autostainers to perform routine IHC staining with preferred experience validating and optimizing IHC assays, this is a great way to grow your career and work with top talent in your field with an industry leader!

 

The Histotechnologist is accountable for the histology handling/storing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens. The Histotechnologist supports the various teams of the Specimen Management Center and is a liaison between Specimen Management and others departments. The Histotechnologist will actively liaise with the CCLS project management team, Investigator Support Team and client to resolve and clarify questions and/ or issues related to management and preparation of the histology samples.  

 

Other duties set forth.  

 

24 PTO days pro-rated on start date, excellent compensation, robust insurance options, 401K and discounted stock purchase option.  

Education/Qualifications:

Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements:

 

• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last 5 years

OR

• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours(45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology laboratory in the U. S., Canada, or a CAP/(JCAHO) accredited laboratory within the last ten years. This year of experience must be under the supervision of a pathologist or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.

OR

60 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following:

1) 12 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences

2) 12 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry)

• One year documented laboratory training or experience in histopathology or an accredited laboratory within the last ten years

OR

• Associates degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours in biology and chemistry

• One year documented laboratory training or experience in histopathology or an accredited laboratory within the last ten years

OR

• High School diploma with at least 6 years of histopathology experience and possesses the ASCP HT certification.

 

 

Experience:

  • One year of previous experience in histology laboratory setting unless HS educated with ASCP certification (must have 6 years of histology experience).
  • Candidate must have the knowledge of molecular histology and techniques, including immunohistochemistry and FISH.
  • Requires theoretical and practical knowledge of histology and processing of human tissue specimens, including handling and storage of histology samples.
  • Candidate must be familiar with labeling and accessioning procedures and tracking of paraffin tissue blocks and slides.
  • Able to work in a team as well as independently
  • Dynamic attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to take up challenges
  • Strong detail orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to use several software packages i.e., Word, Excel, Visio
  • Ability to adequately maintain accurate records and both adhere to and author Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Able to troubleshoot problems with automated histological equipment.