Research Associate(RA)/Histotechnologist(HT)

About BOSTONGENE

BostonGene Corporation is pioneering the use of biomedical software for advanced patient analysis and personalized therapy decision making in the fight against cancer. Our unique solution continuously aggregates the latest cancer research and clinical information from around the world. BostonGene’s unique solution performs sophisticated analytics to aid clinicians in their evaluation of viable treatment options for each patient’s individual genetics, tumor and tumor microenvironment, clinical characteristics and disease profile. BostonGene’s mission is to enable physicians to provide every patient with the highest probability of survival through optimal cancer treatments using advanced, personalized therapies via sophisticated analytics and integration of scientific and clinical knowledge.

Position Summary

Bostongene is seeking a Research associate(RA)/Histotechnologist(HT) to its imaging team in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. The RA/HT is expected to independently perform routine histology, including tissue fixation, processing, embedding and sectioning with the highest quality for patient samples. The RA/HT will perform Hematoxylin and Eosin(H&E) and other histology staining as needed. Under supervision, the RA/HT is also expected to carry out experiments related to immunohistochemistry and other immunoassays designed to measure protein biomarkers in patient samples.

Responsibilities

  • Accessioning and labeling of patient samples, record keeping in LIM system
  • Tissue fixation, processing and paraffin embedding
  • Paraffin sectioning, mounting sections on slides or coverslips
  • Routine H&E staining
  • Perform all special stain procedures and immunohistochemistry as needed
  • Construct tissue microarray (TMA) blocks
  • Scan slides into image database
  • Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA/CAP regulations

Qualifications

  • Experience with patient sample handling
  • Experience in histology work, including tissue processing, embedding and sectioning
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence(desired but not required)
  • Experience in microscopy and/or slide scanners
  • Experience in cryosectioning (preferred)
  • Adept at following protocols and maintaining detailed written records
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • A BS degree in a scientific field. Minimum 2 years of histology experience as a histotechnologist in a clinical or research setting. HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certification desired
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