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Research Assistant - Study Technician Pathology

Company: Covance
Location: Madison
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Job Description:

Research Assistant - Study Technician Pathology Job Overview Study Technician - Pathology Are you ready to use your necropsy and/or histology experience in a team-focused setting to advance medicine? As a Senior Study Technician (Laboratory Technician) - Pathology, you will perform necropsy or histology tasks on a variety of laboratory animal models. While ensuring compliance with the appropriate SOPs, Good Laboratory Practices, and regulatory guidelines, you will: Perform tissue collections and gross observations Trim wet tissues and embed into paraffin Microtome and QC H&E slides Maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance HT (ASCP) certification preferred, but not required. We offer a training program to prepare for HT (ASCP) certification. This position is in Madison, WI. Job Summary: Performs necropsy and/or histology tasks on a variety of laboratory animals in compliance with the appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines Monitors animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Health and Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance Duties and Responsibilities: Trim wet tissues Embed tissues into paraffin Performs duties of necropsy and/or histology Performs necropsy and/or histology study responsibilities Performs other duties as assigned Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary Principal Contacts Internal: Lab Assistants, Study Technicians, Supervisor, Manager External: Study Directors, Study Toxicologists, Study Coordinators Experience: Required: 2-4 years of related experience Competencies: Required: Verbal and written communication skills Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skills Data documentation and QC skills Problem solving skills Ability to structure and manage workloads without direct supervision Working Conditions: Exposure to 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin and other common histology chemicals Work with other potentially hazardous substances not limited to known/potential teratogens or carcinogens and/or radio-labeled test materials Exposure to rodents, rabbits, canines, primates and other common laboratory animals Works within vivarium, histology laboratories, common office areas Special Factors: Mandatory immunizations and screening as required Overtime and weekend work as required Work requires PPE (personal protective equipment) Position entails repetitive motion Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals Education/Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences Associate Degree in Histology, Laboratory Animals Technology or Veterinary Technology AND (at least 6 months relevant experience) Experience Bachelor Degree - No experience needed (academic laboratory experience is great) Associate Degree - At least six months relevant experience

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