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Histopathology Electron Microscopy Technician

Company: Charles River
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Histopathology Electron Microscopy Technician

Req ID #: 147992


Bethesda, MD, US, 20892

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Histopathology Electron Microscopy Technician for our Insourcing Solutions site in Bethesda, MD.

The following are responsibilities related to the Histopathology Electron Microscopy Technician:

* Coordinates work efforts and assignments with the chief of the Pathology Service in conjunction with the head of histology laboratory
* Store H&E slides from previous microtomy.
* Perform daily check of waste containers.
* Keep alcohol and distilled water containers full. Empty out the formalin jars daily.
* Log in submitted wet tissues with date of arrival on the associate white tag then enter it in the Histo Database in numerical order.
* Load the tissue processor by alternating large and small (mouse) tissues in the order of oldest to newest.
* Perform microtomy and clean the area when the work is complete.
* Performs special stains as directed by head of histology laboratory and/or pathology chief.
* Label and assemble special stain slides.
* As needed, change the first of each solution on the tissue processor on the 15th of every month.
* Laboratory maintenance at the end of each month.
* Ensures that all schedules for histology are met and additional recuts and stains are performed in a timely manner.
* Prepare slide, perform IHC per request, troubleshoot IHC, and clean autostainer as needed.
* Prepare solutions/reagents, cut thick/thin sections on the ultramicrotome, and stain slides/grids.
* Prepare and embed tissue for TEM.
* Examine samples on the transmission electron microscope (TEM), records pertinent findings in database and take select micrographs.
* Examine tissue samples on the TEM working closely with the associated staff pathologist, and take select micrographs with a digital camera.
* Change filaments in the transmission electron microscopes as needed.
* Process specimens for Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) as needed. Obtain micrographs.
* Label prints and write draft/final reports as required.
* Communicate with pathologists on technical issues.
* Communicate with investigators on scientific and technical issues.
* Collaborate with the Government to ensure service contracts are up to date and services are provided as described in the contract.
* Assists in providing training to new technicians, including histology theory and practice, database usage, and general laboratory practices.
* Monitor and report process improvements. Review and revise technical SOPs and forms.

Job Qualifications

* Education: Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline required.
* Experience: Three to five years relevant post-educational technical experience required. Histology and Immunohistochemistry experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
* Certification/Licensure: None

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

About Insourcing Solutions

Charles River Insourcing Solutions can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of > 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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