Histotechnician/Histotechnologist


Company Name: Genoptix, Inc. Approximate Salary: Not Specified
Location: Carlsbad, California Country: United States
Industry: Histotechnician (HT) Position type: Full Time
Experience level: 2 - 5 years Education level: High School or equivalent

Street:1811 Aston AveCity:Carlsbad
State:CaliforniaEmail: lwarman@genoptix.com
ID1212Phone: 7605166200
Short Description:
Responsible to assist in the pre-analytical processes associated with specimen processing and test performance. The Histotechnician will prepare and stain sections from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens for routine and special procedures
Long Description:
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of a qualified supervisor or physician, each individual must:
• Perform tissue sectioning from paraffin blocks using automated/semi-automated microtome
• Operate automated IHC stainer, special stainer and H&E stainer
• Operate equipment for tissue processing and/or embedding
• Operate digital slide scanners
• Examine/microdissect tissue using a microscope
• Update (transcribe) test requests into computer laboratory information system as needed
• May assist in the training and competency of new personnel
• Preparation, storage and QC of reagents
• Assist in preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments and processes

Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills necessary to deal effectively with co-workers. Ability to deal effectively with all levels of laboratory staff and to communicate clearly and concisely over the telephone. A willingness to work in fast paced, high volume laboratory. Able to perform basic math functions and accurate data entry. Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.

Education and Experience:
HT/HTL Certification preferred with a minimum of 1 year experience in HPC/IHC environment, or minimum High School Degree with 5 years of experience in Histology. Bachelor’s degree in Science (recommended).

Why you should work here:
• Genoptix offers competitive compensation and benefits programs that include vacation and sick pay, extensive medical insurance coverage, flexible spending accounts, 401 (k) with company match, childcare savings account, commuter benefits and much more!
• Career development opportunities and educational tuition reimbursement programs.
• We offer various fitness programs, discounted gym memberships and encourage eco-friendly initiatives like the “Bike to Work Day”.
• Fluid and consistent communications on a quarterly basis from the executive team.
• Fun and exciting events including “Lab Week” and the annual employee appreciation events.

Genoptix is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. Our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

If you or someone you know is looking for a career opportunity with a great company, send resumes to: careers@genoptix.com.
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