Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pathology/Immunology - Neuropathology. The position is located at the West Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position performs routine and complex microscopy procedures under the general supervision of the laboratory manager, preparing tissue and related surgical specimens submitted for ultra-structural analysis and has a working knowledge of the transmission electron microscope.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts sample preparations for electron microscopy, including tissue fixation, processing, embedding, thick sectioning, and staining techniques for light microscopy, ultra-thin sectioning, and grid preparation, observing specimens under the electron microscope for quality control
Performs electron microscopy observation and digital and conventional photography procedures
Performs special electron microscopy procedures in the preparation of whole- tissue specimens, cytology, and hematology specimens and cultured cell samples
Performs quality controls for all equipment and trouble shoots malfunctioning instrumentation as necessary
Assists with recording data and tracking instrument usage
Performs basic laboratory maintenance such as washing glassware, and preparing solutions and replenishing stock solutions as needed
Recognizes problem situations and participates in problem solving; informs supervisor of unusual situations and requests technical assistance
Complies with all regulatory and client requirements for testing and documentation
Assists electron microscopy manager in training and assisting others in use of equipment in the electron microscopy laboratory
Participates in relevant continuing education; mandatory participation in weekly lab meeting
Assists laboratory manager with other duties and special projects as needed
Will also be involved in research projects in the electron microscopy lab and will be encouraged to expand and develop new skills
Associate’s degree (MLT) required
Bachelor’s degree in physical or life science and clinical laboratory experience; 1 to 3 years of experience in a CAP/CLIA clinical electron microscopy laboratory strongly preferred
Clinical laboratory experience preferred
MSA registry or equivalent preferred
Demonstrated ability to perform tasks in an organized, systematic and timely manner
The hiring range for this position is $20.83 - $26.06 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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