Entry Level Histology Technician

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7067178 (Ref.No. 1934039)
Posted: June 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000200
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Imaging Core Lab

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Imaging Core is looking for a full-time (40 hr/wk) person to assist with the intake and preparation of biological samples for microscopic analysis using a variety of paraffin, cryo, and/or resin fixation, embedding, and sectioning techniques. This individual will also assist with special staining and protocol design, as well as routine maintenance and upkeep on histology and staining equipment. Further training on various microscopes and other instruments and techniques may be included based on workload and interest. OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy. OMRF's excellence can only be fully realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values. OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience. Should be familiar with basic laboratory techniques. Excellent written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and an ability to work independently are required.

Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Hours: Typical hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of at least one (1) college-level biological science or chemistry laboratory course preferred. At least one (1) year of histology or other related laboratory experience is highly desired, and a BA/BS degree in any of the biological sciences or chemistry is preferred. Experience with/knowledge of preparatory methods and techniques for light and/or electron microscopy (including but not limited to specimen fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning, and staining) are also desired.

Physical Demands:
Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.

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