Research Associate, Histotechnologist - CA in San Diego, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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Job Description

Our client, a biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders is seeking a qualified Research Associate.


  • Histology specimen preparation from animal toxicology and pharmacology studies, as well as human tissue sectioning and preparation for IHC studies
  • Histology procedures will include formalin fixed tissue trimming, tissue processing and embedding, paraffin block and frozen tissue sectioning, H&E and special stains.
  • Troubleshoots tissue/slide problems and QC prepared slides,
  • Shares responsibilities in lab equipment scheduled maintenance and supply inventory
  • Assists with maintenance of the tissue database


  • Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline and HT/HTL (ASCP) certified or eligible.
  • A minimum of 6 years of working experience in histology is required. Industry experience is a plus
  • Experience developing IHC assays, either manual or automation, is required.
  • Good written and oral communication skills are critical, including experience in contributing to writing SOPs.
  • The candidate will need to work well within a team and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills are required and the candidate should be familiar with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel spreadsheets.


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