Full time transmission electron microscopy (EM) technician. Work involves collecting and processing a wide variety of patient and research tissue and other samples for EM using universal precautions, trimming and sectioning EM blocks using an ultramicrotome and diamond knife for light microscopy slides and EM grids, staining light microscope slides and EM grids, identifying suitable areas of interest for diagnosis at both the light microscope and electron microscope level, film and digital image capture of samples at the electron microscope, reagent preparation and safe, accurate handling of chemicals, maintenance of records, quality management and quality control documentation, policies and procedures for accreditation by the College of American Pathologists, communicating with pathologists, maintenance of archived images, maintenance of electron microscopes, ultramicrotomes, and other ancillary equipment such as photomicroscopes, pH meter, centrifuge, fume hood.
Bachelor's degree in Biology (preferred) or Chemistry, to meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing. Experience with transmission electron microscopy and digital imaging preferred, histotechnology experience and/or on-the-job training with a suitable probationary period may be satisfactory. Working knowledge of operations and procedures of clinical laboratory preferred, including safe work practices, universal precautions and chemical hygiene. Computer literacy required, use of Microsoft Word and Excel software, and PC-based digital imaging software. Must work independently once satisfactory level of training is achieved. Must work well and communicate clearly with coworkers, client nurses, technicians, and physicians. Candidate must present complete resume highlighting laboratory education and training, along with two educational or professional references, and at least one character reference. Work requires strict adherence to policies and procedures in accordance with the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program. Must be trustworthy, of good character, and willing to be flexible with hours and schedule, working around client hospital procedures which require services the electron microscope laboratory provides.
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About EMLABS, INC.
EMLABS, INC., established in 1984, is a privately owned clinical transmission electron microscopy laboratory serving hospitals and pathologists in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas. The laboratory also provides electron microscopy services for medical researchers across the country.