The Precision Pathology Biobanking Center (PPBC) is a newly established research center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. A central pillar of the Center is the collection, database annotation, and banking of human biospecimens. Our team of professionals procures surgical and biopsy research samples from over 8,000 patients per year . Our samples are a key prerequisite for high-impact cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical trial research at MSK. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Research Histotechnologist to join our active high-volume Research and Innovations (R&I) Laboratory within the PPBC.
Specific features of this position include:
Receives specimens and processes them on tissue processors
Helps develop new research histology protocols and methods; develops SOPs
Cuts paraffin and frozen sections
Stains and coverslips (manual and automated methods)
Performs routine and special stains
Labels slides, verifies patient and specimen information
Checks slides under microscope to ensure consistent good results
Prepares and maintains special solutions and reagents
Works on tissue microarrays and other technologies
Participates in Center Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement activities
Works well in a large team and communicates well
Ideal for highly motivated individuals with opportunity for academic development, participation in individual research projects, and growing responsibilities
Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific field ( biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, anatomy/physiology, or related fields ).
Comfortable with computer use (especially databases).
Formal licensing as a Histotechnologist (ASCP) preferred.
Internal Number: 2021-49493
About Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.