Research Associate - Histopathology

Mitra Biotech
Job Location
12 Gill St.
Woburn, MA 01801


Job Description

Our Research Associate will be responsible for facilitating ongoing research activities including, but not restricted to, being an active member of our team in developing new assays for IHC, histology and quantification of histological data.

The successful candidate will be a high energy, confident individual possessing strong analytical skills, proven experience managing confidential information in a professional manner and able to communicate information both verbally and in writing.


  • Histochemical processing and staining of all tissue samples (namely H&E, IHC and Immunofluorescence Staining).
  • •       Cataloging tissue samples, specimen blocks and stained slides for different projects. As a team member, show documented participation in our quality management system when required, according to the guidelines and instructions concurrent to CLIA/FDA/ASCO/CAP whenever it is warranted. Always maintain a very high standard of quality of work.
  • Documenting and assisting in presentation of data in internal meetings.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all tissue samples for histological analysis. Maintaining a lab notebook with accurate data and writing a summary of each project.
  • Collaborating with team members in bringing strategic solutions to ongoing problems and developing new tools.
  • Working closely with the other Scientists and Pathologist to forge effective collaborations with other investigators in order to insure a steady stream of high quality discovery projects in the company’s portfolio.
  • Accurately completing QC records, reports and other statistical information for master files or databases. Follow laboratory policy for data retrieval, record keeping, specimen and identification, requisition, reporting, charting, and billing procedures.
  • Participating in QC/QI for area of specialty and lab indicators. Do not report patient results unless quality control data are within accepted parameters. Recognizes out of control values, takes corrective action, and notifies others of changes. Complies with laboratory Quality Assurance Procedures & Ensuring Quality, Accuracy, TAT are maintained as per norms.
  • Complying with laboratory Safety Procedures. Complete education necessary to maintain licensure or certification for the job.


  • Minimum BS or Associate degree in Pathology/Molecular Pathology/Biological Sciences/Medical Laboratory technology is required;
  • Minimum 4 years experience working within a CLIA/CAP certified clinical diagnostics laboratory is required;
  • Minimum ASCP (HT) certification is required;
  • Experience with tissue microarray and digital pathology is required;
  • Ability to develop and rigorously test histopathological and immune-histochemical methods;
  • Possess scientific understanding of molecular pathology, have technical proficiency and creativity, and show a strong capacity for independent thinking;


Position Requirements:

  • All considered candidates must have authorization to work in the US;
  • Must be proficient in reading and speaking English


Location and Travel: This role is based in Woburn, MA and involves no travel.

 No agencies please!

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

Mitra Biotech is a global leader in oncology therapy selection and supporting drug development.  Mitra's CANScript™ assay helps physicians select the most effective treatment for patients and enables biopharma to reliably model patient response across tumor types and drug classes. Mitra is led by an accomplished team of diagnostic and drug development professionals and is backed by world leading venture groups with a long term commitment to Mitra’s vision in personalized cancer care.

We seek passionate, pioneering people to join the team on this mission.

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