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Actalent Histology Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts


Under general supervision, performs specialized techniques for immunohistochemical studies. Immunohistochemical testing is primarily done on paraffin-embedded and frozen surgical specimens, as well as fluids or fine needle aspirations, using many different antisera. Embeds and sections of routine tissue and IHC positive control tissue. Performs routine H & E stains, coverslips slides, and accurately labels slides. Responsible for sign in and sign out of clinical slides for IHC studies. Records work in laboratory daily work log and in hospital computer with a high level of accuracy. Maintains laboratory equipment and makes all working solutions. Identifies problems and brings to the attention of more senior staff. Assists in the orientation and training of new laboratory staff.

1, Performs routine immunohistochemical studies with appropriate controls for cell markers on paraffin sections using a variety of both monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and a wide variety of specialized technique.

2, Embeds tissue in paraffin, sections paraffin blocks, performs H&E staining, Coverslips prepared slides manually or utilizes automated coverslipping systems

3, Prepares all reagents, buffers and stains utilized in laboratory and maintain acceptable working volumes.

4, Organizes slides for distribution to residents, fellows and/or senior pathologists according to requisition paperwork and worksheets.

5, Responsible for documentation of daily QA/QC charts for all laboratory equipment. Verifies that all QA/QC has been done.

6, Maintains inventory of a large number of reagents and other supplies in Lab. Follows established protocols for proper storage and maintenance of quality control for all reagents and other supplies.

7, Maintains equipment in proper working order and obtains maintenance as necessary.

8, Identifies problems and brings to the attention of more senior laboratory staff. Troubleshoots under supervision.

9, Assists in safety training of all laboratory personnel. This includes maintaining appropriate documentation and protocols.

10, Assists in the orienting and training of new laboratory staff.

11, Participates in continuing education/in-service training sessions sponsored by the department.

12, Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, including the areas of quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.

13, Follows all JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals and related BWH Laboratory and Hospital policies.

14, Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

• Must possess a minimum of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in a biological/physical science or equivalent, with courses in immunology and histology or equivalent training. Previous experience in a laboratory setting is highly desired. Computer skills highly desired.

If interested please reach our directly to Madison Learned at or 781-917-1018

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.