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Assistant Histologist/Tissue Coordinator On Call HBTRC

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Belmont
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Assistant Histologist/Tissue Coordinator On Call HBTRC (3141242) Assistant Histologist/Tissue Coordinator On Call HBTRC - ( 3141242 ) McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
LABORATORY DESCRIPTION The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC), one of the largest brain tissue repository in the country, is looking for a qualified candidate for a Tissue Coordinator /Histology Assistant. The HBTRC is part of the NIH NeuroBioBank. Its mission is to facilitate research on the human brain and on brain disorders by acquiring, storing and distributing to investigators, brain and related tissue samples. We work as a highly collaborative team, both within the HBTRC and with other tissue repositories part of the NeuroBioBank. Tissue Coordination involves interacting with investigators across the country and abroad through an NIH-run portal to assemble and ship tissue specimen requests. This task involves dissection of fresh, fixed and frozen brain samples. Additional tasks include freezer and dissection lab maintenance, tissue inventory and assistance to Neuropathologists. As Histologist Assistant, the employee will work closely with the HBTRC Histology Laboratory Manager to prepare paraffine-embedded tissue blocks and sets of stained slides to the Neuropathologists. Donation Coordination (off-hours - 10 weeks/year) involves coordinating brain donations, including interacting with donors' families, obtaining informed consent, arranging for removal, shipment and dissection of the specimens. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have an Associates or Bachelor's degree in the Life Sciences.
    • Experience with histology, neuropathology and, particularly, neuroanatomy is strongly preferred for this position.
      • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
        • The candidate must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
          • Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and work well within a team DUTIES:
            • Prepare tissue samples for distribution to investigators, interacting with them as needed to ensure that the samples match their request and with other NeuroBioBank tissue repositories to coordinate tissue requests.
              • Work with other Tissue Coordinators to maintain an accurate tissue inventory
                • Assist the HBTRC Neuropathologists with 'fixed tissue' brain dissections.
                  • Work with HBTRC Histology Lab Manager to process, embed, section, stain, coverslip, trouble-shoote, and image of high quality classical and immunohistochemical diagnostic brain tissue sections.
                    • Responsible for maintaining paraffin block and microscopic slide files, as well as taking sets of microscopic images on each case, and maintaining the department's Microscopic Image Archive.
                      • Arrange for the annual preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment, keeping the equipment clean and running optimally, upgrading equipment as needed, ordering supplies, and keeping the laboratory clean, neat, and orderly.
                        • Responsible for keeping track of the laboratory's production, and provide laboratory statistics for monthly departmental staff meetings, progress reports and grant applications/renewals.
                          • Participate in conducting tour groups through the HBTRC laboratories, specifically explaining to tour groups how the neuropathology laboratory works, and having fixed specimens, paraffin blocks, and microscopic slides on display for tour participants.
                            • Arrange for after-hours brain donation (carry HBTRC 'on call' phone and perform all procedures necessary to arrange for brain donation - 10 weeks/year).
                              • Perform brain dissection off-hours
                                • Contribute to preparation and updates of standard operating procedures (SOPs) relevant to their responsibilities
                                  • Assists in the tracking and storage maintenance of the frozen and fixed tissue inventory
                                    • Responsible for preparing tissue for distribution and shipping to Investigators
                                      • All other duties as assigned All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions QUALIFICATIONS:
                                        • Must have a Bachelor's degree in the Life Sciences.

                                        • One year of research experience required.
                                          • Experience with histology, neuropathology and, particularly, neuroanatomy is strongly preferred for this position.
                                            • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
                                              • The candidate must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
                                                • Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and work well within a team It is thepolicy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to allqualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard totheir race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protectedveteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancyor a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation orthe need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis thatwould be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. Primary Location

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