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Every patient sample is a story.

That's why our Lab Ops team is focused on providing physicians with comprehensive genomic information about each person's cancer. Information that's as unique as the patients are. The insights discovered in our labs may help change their story.

 

Histotechnologist II (Tues – Sat. 6:30am- 3:00pm)

  • Kit Creek Road, Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Histotechnologist II performs routine testing in FMI’s high complexity clinical diagnostic laboratory and is responsible for receipt of patient samples as well as the preparation of samples for microscopic examination and analysis by Pathology. This role troubleshoots on-hold cases and collaborates with the wider Laboratory Operations team to move samples effectively through the workflow. The Histotechnologist II also focuses on cutting, mounting, staining, and batching slides. This position operates with minimal direction from senior staff on tasks and projects and works on more complex samples than the Histotechnologist I given deeper experience in the function.

This is a regulated position and additional information may be available from FMI Quality Assurance regarding regulatory guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Answer questions, troubleshoot equipment, and facilitate interdepartmental projects.
  • Troubleshoot on-hold cases and collaborate with laboratory operations team to ensure sample movement through lab facilities.
  • Assist in training new employees to perform tasks relevant to their position.
  • Operate a microtome to produce slides or curls from paraffin blocks.
  • Automated H&E Staining and Manual Kwik-Diff Staining.
  • Prepare samples for nucleic acid extraction.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and performs all routine maintenance.
  • Ensure and maintain molecular safe integrity and quality of the specimens.
  • Collaborate with team to maintain relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and documentation to ensure regulatory compliance and reflect process improvements.
  • Assist in attributing and debulking clinical and research study patient samples.
  • Maintain adequate stock and efficient use of supplies necessary for performing all procedures and preparation of reagents as required.
  • Maintain Good Documentation Practice (GDP) including proper specimen handling, labeling, and quality control measures.
  • Participate in biohazard, chemical, and general safety and other continuing education programs.
  • Work in a lab environment using chemicals and regents.
  • Own aspects of projects under guidance of senior lab personnel.
  • Collaborate within the department to solve problems and complete projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent (General Education Degree) and 4 years of experience in a histology laboratory
  • OR Associates Degree in biological, life, or laboratory sciences and 3 years of experience in a histology laboratory
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in biological or life sciences and 2 years of experience in a histology laboratory
  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a biological or life science
  • Certified as a Histotechnician (HT) or a Histotechnologist (HTL) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • 1+ year of professional experience in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement. Amendments/College of American Pathologists certified laboratory
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skills in written and oral communication, collaboration, and problem solving
  • Excellent computer/data entry skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience handling multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with peers in a fast-paced and cross-functional results-oriented team environment
  • Demonstrated experience working within tight timelines for successful execution of project and program goals
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize and thoroughly follow up on assigned tasks
  • Ability to adapt to changing procedures, policies and work environment
  • Ability to perform work in a laboratory environment and in the presence of chemicals and reagents
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion

 

Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

 

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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