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Clinical Lab Technologist- EM Electron Microscopy Ultra Thin Sectioning

Pathology and Cell Biology

Clinical Lab Technologist- EM Electron Microscopy Ultra Thin Sectioning

  • 525270
  • Medical Center
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Apr 29 2022
  • Technical Grade 8

Position Summary

The Clinical Laboratory Technologist-EM Electron Microscopy Ultra Thin Sectioning will work in the Renal Histopathology Laboratory performing a wide range of histology techniques including but not limited to tissue processing, embedding; tissue sectioning including paraffin and frozen, and EM electron microscopy (EM) ultrathin sections; staining (H&E, specials, IHC, and IF) and cover-slipping. The incumbent will analyze, resolve, and troubleshoot day-to-day laboratory tasks as needed, as well as facilitate troubleshooting and resolution of routine technical issues. This role will also assist in setting up, evaluating, and trouble-shooting new techniques, policies, and procedures and assist in the training of new hires and other Support Staff employees.


  • 50% - Tissue processing, embedding, routine and automated (to include H&E, Frozen sections, IHC, IF, ISH) staining, microtomy and cover slipping.
  • 10% - Demonstrate independent technical judgement.  Effectively resolve technical issues related to the histology laboratory.
  • 10% - Perform special stains manual and automated, ICH stains manual and automated. Perform IHC reagents dilutions and titration.
  • 10% - Analyze, resolves and troubleshoots various day to day histology tasks as needed.  Assist in setting up, evaluating and troubleshooting new techniques.  Effective troubleshooting and maintenance of laboratory equipment, which includes all types of equipment: tissue processors, strainers, cover slippers, solvent recyclers and other related equipment.
  • 10% - Successfully carrying out and maintaining QA/QC procedures as per policy and procedures. Maintain statistical records and other related records pertaining to the laboratory.
  • 5% - Prepare various chemical solutions and reagents.
  • 5% - other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree and New York State Department of Education Clinical Lab Technician/Technologist license or Histology Technician License plus 3 years of related experience OR
  • BA/BS & New York State Department of Education Clinical Lab Technician/Technologist License or Histology Technician License plus 6 years of related experience.  Or equivalent in education, training, and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • HT/HTL (ASCP) registered or registration eligible.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate excellent microtomy both on paraffin and frozen section.

Other Requirements

  • Capable of micro-sectioning at 4 to 5 .
  • Must be able to successfully complete systems training requirements.

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