Job description

General Description

Perform routine histopathologic tests in a clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.

Job Duties

  • Histo Tech perform routine paraffin sections of surgical and autopsy tissue for microscopic examination in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Includes perform frozen cytostat sectioning.
  • Prepare specimens and reagents for processing; perform routine and special staining techniques.
  • Label, file, discard and maintain records of slides and blocks.
  • Reconcile labels with finished products and provide specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by the pathologist.
  • Order appropriate tests in the computer.
  • Perform various Quality Control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations.
  • Utilize various hospital information systems and software.
  • May teach preparatory techniques to residents, fellows, and students. Which could also include demonstrate preparatory/instrument use for medical students, visiting students.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


High school diploma or GED, or equivalent educational background.


One year of related laboratory experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Able to listen, read, understand and perform assigned laboratories.

Manual dexterity skills adequate for fine detail work.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time