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Job ID: 226064

Tufts University

Date Posted Nov. 21, 2023
Title Histotechnologist
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Comparative Pathobiolo
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Microbiology
    Biology - General


The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB) supports faculty and staff who teach, conduct research, and provide diagnostic services to the small and large animal hospitals as well as outside organizations. Educational areas of emphasis include Clinical Skills, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Biochemistry, Organ Systems and Pathophysiology, and Veterinary Pathology. Research areas include reproductive biology, neuroscience, and biotechnology. Faculty provide anatomic and clinical pathology diagnostic services through the Cummings Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which supports patient care by the school’s hospitals.


The Comparative Pathobiology and Genomics Shared Resources (CPGSR) is housed in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB). The Comparative Pathology portion of the CPGSR provides cutting edge services including special histochemical staining, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Although the CPGSR is housed in CPB, the director of the Comparative Pathobiology portion of the CPGSR, also supervisor for this role, has a primary appointment in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health and secondary appointment in CPB (Amanda Martinot).

What You'll Do

The CPGSR histology technician will serve as the liaison with the scientific director, communicating with internal and external researchers, including potential new clients about services offered such as tissue trimming, fixation, cutting, preparation, embedding, sectioning and staining procedures for routine preparations, special stains, and immunohistochemistry, in addition to genomics assays (Nanostring technology), and in situ hybridization/RNAscope. They will maintain the lab, including quality control evaluations, coordinating equipment maintenance, and managing supply needs. In addition, the candidate will assist in some or all of the services offered.


As a Histotechnologist you will:

  • Manage communications with internal and external users, including requests for pathology services offered in the CPGSR, including scheduling consults with pathologists and scientists in the group, input quotes, and monitoring request completion. Coordinate specimen receiving and shipping of completed projects
  • Laboratory maintenance including ordering, scheduling equipment repair and maintenance, maintaining laboratory SOPs, ensure compliance with university safety and OSHA requirements.
  • Tissue cutting, staining, boxing up slides, loading slides onto scanner, printing cassettes, labeling slides; immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
  • Training new temporary lab members (e.g., summer students, visiting scholars)

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Successful completion of university coursework in sciences (i.e. biology, microbiology, molecular biology,
    chemistry, or laboratory experience)
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Experience in histotechnology (cutting paraffin-embedded sections, tissue trimming, embedding, routine
    H&E staining, and special stains)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of science (e.g., biology, chemistry, etc.)
  • Certified Histotechnician
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, RNAScope

Pay Range

Minimum $29.10, Midpoint $34.65, Maximum $40.20

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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