Histology Contractor

Organization: 
Genomic Health, Inc.
Job Location: 
Redwood City, CA
Job Description: 

The Histology Assistant is responsible for assisting the Histotechnologist and Pathologist and supporting the daily operations of the Histology Laboratory. The nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment.

- Assist in the general upkeep of the laboratory
- Maintain sufficient inventory of material, supplies and equipment in the laboratory
- Manage and organize inventory of slides, tubes, and blocks
- Assist histotechnologists in batching samples, label printing, and verification of specimen labeling
- Assist histotechnologists and pathologists in research studies as needed
- May perform specimen preparation duties including sectioning, H&E staining, and macrodissection under histotechnologist/pathologist supervision and according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures
- Contact submitting customers by phone, fax and e-mail to obtain required information and documentation
- Use internally developed Laboratory Information System to document case status and ensure prompt turnaround time of specimens
- Perform other duties as necessary

- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
- Strong computer skills
- Highly detail and quality oriented
- Laboratory experiences preferred
- BS degree in Life Sciences or a related field or equivalent
- Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
- Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
- Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
- Ability to work as part of a team

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