Medical Laboratory Technologist
Position Number: 00043361
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Histology Laboratory is one of three laboratory components of the College of Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Services. This unit is responsible for the research, clinical and teaching histopathology needs of the CVM and other NCSU and regional contributors. This is a revenue generating service laboratory specializing in paraffin, frozen, immunohistochemistry, and plastic embedment histology.
Essential Job Duties: This position provides complex and specialized histology support for the CVM Histology Laboratory. This is a revenue generating service laboratory specializing in paraffin, frozen, immunohistochemistry, and plastic embedment histology. Customers of this lab include; Veterinary Health Complex, NC State University researchers, public and private universities principal investigators, federal agencies and private enterprises. - Perform complex histology tasks and quality assessment of own work for accuracy. - Evaluate immunohistochemistry for staining of known controls, false positives, and internal controls. - Search scientific literature investigating methodologies for new procedures. - Review cross species use and weigh options for new antibodies. - Perform specialized immunohistochemical procedures manually and on the Biocare Intellipath system. - Assist trimming of tissues with pathology residents. - Provide training to staff technicians, graduate students, staff and principal investigators on routine and specialist techniques resulting in their professional development. - Serve as a resource for diverse population in the lab. - Assist supervisor in demonstrating paraffin histologic technique to pathology residents, senior vet students and selective students.
Department Required Skills: - Ability to provide quality slides of all species of animals with a minimum of errors. - Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to follow safety regulations. - Experience in microscopic identification of tissues and cell structure. - Knowledge of disease structure and pathology to allow interactions between staff and pathology faculty and researchers. - Knowledge of cross species staining vs "human staining" - Ability to productively collaborate with others on histology projects. - Ability to produce work that is accurate with high attention to detail oriented and precision. - Ability to apply critical thinking in performance of journal reviews. - Knowledge of basic Immunology, Immunohistochemistry - paraffin and frozen, plastic embedment and animal histology multi-species. - Ability to lift up to 30 pounds frequently.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: - Bachelor's degree in a Medical Technology, Chemistry, a Biological Science, or related field. - Knowledge of anatomy of different species. - Experience with UVIS LABS system and associated web systems. - Knowledge of safety training requirements at NC State University.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: - Must have or be eligible for histology certification by American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) testing and registration. - Ability to maintain American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) CEU certification requirements for Histologists.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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