QC Analyst, Histology Specialist

Vector Laboratories
Job Location
30 Ingold Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Job Description

Position Summary


The Quality Control Analyst, Histology Specialist, is responsible for maintaining the paraffin and frozen tissue section supplies required for both the Quality Control and Research & Development departments.  This position is also responsible for the analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, finished goods, and stability samples following established operating procedures, and may also analyze samples from the research and development department using established testing procedures.   S/he may also be responsible for organizing and maintaining laboratory reagents/supplies.  The individual must have sound judgment, be self-motivated, and possess the social skills necessary to work well with colleagues.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • ·         Section & mount serial sections of paraffin embedded tissues using a rotary microtome
  • ·         Section and mount using a manual cryostat
  • ·         Maintain microtomy instruments
  • ·         Perform experiments according to established procedures, interpret test results, compare results to established specifications and control limits, and make decisions on sample performance
  • ·         Program and run experiments on the Biocare Intellipath Autostainer
  • ·         Calibrate, validate, and maintain laboratory equipment
  • ·         Prepare and/or maintain necessary inventories of laboratory reagents
  • ·         Complete all documentation needed to support testing procedures
  • ·         Maintain a clean, orderly, and safe laboratory environment
  • ·         Monitor quality testing protocols to ensure that all tests all performed according to established operating procedures


  • ·         BS Degree in Histotechnology, Life Science, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience


Experience and Qualifications


  • ·         3-5 years of related laboratory experience, prior histotechnology experience a plus
  • ·         Adaptability to change and learn new procedures and techniques
  • ·         Able to clearly communicate ideas, reasoning, and conclusions to a varied audience & productively interact with diverse personalities and backgrounds
  • ·         Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of work quality
  • ·         Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • ·         Excellent written and oral communication


Physical Requirements & Working Environment

  • ·         Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • ·         Ability to work with animal and human tissue/plasma/serum
  • ·         Ability to successfully respond to multiple work pressures
  • ·         Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • ·         Ability to meet multiple deadlines and work under time constraints


Vector is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

email resume to [email protected]

About Our Organization
  • Vector is the leading developer and manufacturer of labeling and detection reagents used by researchers in immunohistochemistry
  • The company has a portfolio of over 600 products used in a broad range of research fields, including cancer, neurobiology, infectious diseases and diabetes
  • Vector's products have been cited in over 70,000 publications since 2010
  • The company has been a highly regarded name in the research community since its inception in 1976
  • Vector maintains its primary offices and manufacturing facility in Burlingame, California

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