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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Laboratory Technologist in New York, New York

Employer Name: Columbia University

Job Type: Support Staff - Union Bargaining Unit: SSA Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: $41.03 an hour Position Summary The candidate will work in the Surgical Pathology Histology Laboratory. Duties will include but are not limited to tissue processing, embedding, routine and automated (to include H&E, Frozen sections, IHC, IF, ISH) staining, micro sectioning of paraffin blocks. Demonstrate independent technical judgment. Effectively resolve technical issues related to the histology laboratory. Perform special stainsmanual and automated, ICH stains manual and automated. Perform IHC reagents dilutions and titration. Analyze, resolves, andtroubleshoot various day to day histology tasks as needed. Assist in setting up, evaluating, and troubleshooting new techniques. Effectivetroubleshooting and maintenance of laboratory equipment, which includes all types of equipment: tissue processors, stainers, cover slippers, solvent recyclers, and other related equipment. Successfully carrying out and maintaining QA/QC procedures as per policy andprocedures. Maintain statistical records and other related records pertaining to the laboratory. Prepare various chemical solutions andreagents. Other duties as assigned. Responsibilities 50% - Tissue processing, embedding, routine and automated (to include H & E, Frozen sections, IHC, IF, ISH) staining, microtomy andcover slipping. 10% - demonstrate independent technical judgement. Effectively resolve technical issues related to the histology laboratory. 10% - Perform special stains manual and automated, ICH stains manual and automated. Perform IHC reagents dilutions and titration. 10% - Analyze, resolves and troubleshoots various day to day histology tasks as needed. Assist in setting up, evaluating andtroubleshooting new techniques. Effective troubleshooting and maintenance of laboratory equipment, which includes all types of equipment:tissue processors, stainers, coverslippers, solvent recyclers and other related equipment. 10% - Successfully carrying out and maintaining QA/QC procedures as per policy and procedures. Maintain statistical records and otherrelated records pertaining to the laboratory. 5% - Prepare various chemical solutions and reagents. 10% - Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree & New York State Department of Education Clinical Lab Technician/Technologist license or Histology Technician License plus 3 years of related experience. Or BA/BS & New York State Department of Education Clinical Lab Technician/Technologist License or Histology Technician License plus 6 years of related experience. Or equivalent education, training and experience. Preferred Qualifications THT/HTL (ASCP) registered or registration eligible. Other Requirements Capable of micro-sectioning at 4 to 5 um. The incumbent must demonstrate excellent microtomy both on paraffin and frozen section and must be able to work the evening shift Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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