Histotechnician II in Pleasanton, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

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Job Description


  • Supports the functions of histology in the performance of routine histotechniques and maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with advances in histotechniques.
  • Follows standard procedures and safety policies in performing the tasks and utilizes good documentation practices for maintaining records.
  • Assists in general laboratory maintainence and in ordering/stocking of laboratory supplies.
  • Performs tissue processing, cell block preparation, embedding, microtomy and slide staining.
  • Performs accessioning as assigned.
  • Maintains instruments and/ or laboratory equipment.
  • Help with ordering,buffer preparation, fridge cleaning, and hazardous waste removal.
  • Performs complex technologies as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, or major in Histology OR with current HT or HTL (ASCP) certification
  • Solid working knowledge of IHC theory and troubleshooting, and basic IHC and routine histology and IHC quality control documentation.
  • Experienced in routine histotechniques.
  • Ability to perform, processing, embedding, microtomy, H&E staining and cover slipping of the same.
  • Skilled with use of word processing and email use.

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