• Location: Chicago, IL
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #35823

A client of ours is looking to hire several Histotechnicians.  This is a fast paced lab in the Chicago area.  Our client is open to those that are looking for either contract work or contract to hire.  They are also open to travelling Histotechnicians and will cover your lodging and food.  This role will start immediately, apply now today!



What You’ll Do:

  • Preparation of both unstained and stained slides from 
  • Ulitize microtome, water bath, automated stainer, automated coverslipper , tissue processors, and embedding centers
  • Determine appropriate block orientation and alignment, knife angles, and settings to obtain representative sections
  • Maintain specimen integrity through proper identification of samples, slides and folders
  • Cut frozen sections using a cryostat, stain samples for pathologists to review
  • Collaborate with in-house pathologists and pathology lab coordinators for slide quality review
  • Track work completed using a custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and record maintenance regularly
  • Approach work with safety and diligence and follow safety requirements of the laboratory
  • Perform routine workflows without direct guidance
  • Reliably produce quality finished products
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Histology team to accomplish daily cutting and staining deadlines
  • Communicate effectively with pathologists, members of the histology team, and other associated teams as relates to workflow needs
  • Seek assistance from the lead, supervisor, and/or manager when problems or mistakes arise
  • Report issues with instrumentation, samples, or the lab itself in a timely manner


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification not required
  • Associates preferred
  • Previous histology experience preferred
  • Laboratory
    • Knowledge of CAP regulations
    • Experience with pathology laboratory SOPs and protocols
    • Comfort with laboratory safety and training
    • Demonstrates problem solving skills in the laboratory
    • Good communication and organization skills


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