Part-time Histology Technician

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Oklahoma City, OK

ID: 7076720 (Ref.No. 2202534)
Posted: April 2, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Number: 000300
Position Type: Laboratory
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Part-Time
Department: Imaging Core Lab

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Part-time position (25 - 30 hr/wk) person needed for preparation of biological samples of microscopic analysis using paraffin, cryo and/ or resin fixation, embedding and sectioning techniques. Will perform special staining and protocol design as well as routine maintenance on histology equipment. Further training on various microscopes and other instruments will be included based on workload and interest.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma (or GED). Completion of a high school biological science course. Applicant should be familiar with basic lab techniques. Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service skills and an ability to work independently are a must.

Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Hours: Flexible part-time hours, 25 - 30 hours/week.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year of histology laboratory or related laboratory experience highly desired. BA/BS degree in one of the biological sciences, physics or chemistry is preferred. Experience/Knowledge of preparatory methods for light and/or electron microscopy, experience with specimen fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining techniques 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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