Associate Scientist II- Histology

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Purpose of Role:

Generate and analyze precise, reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner, under the direction of a more senior scientific leader. Demonstrate experimental precision and should possess general understanding of core discipline.


  • Ability to consistently produce high quality histological slides
  • Capable of performing or developing requested immunohistochemical techniques
  • Recognize variations in tissue specimens
  • Knowledge of chemical rationale of staining procedures
  • Ability to recognize and deduce the probable cause of technical difficulties and respond accordingly
  • Establish and exercise proper quality control
  • Analyzes, interprets and evaluates results at each tissue processing step to maintain quality control
  • Completely follow established experimental protocols and assess results with supervision.
  • Recognize and report experimental variances.
  • Apply basic scientific principles to research.
  • Learn and effectively implement new experimental protocols and / or techniques. Maintain laboratory equipment and optimize laboratory operations for efficient use of time, laboratory supplies and reagents, when appropriate.
  • Consult literature to understand scientific purpose of assignments. Impact projects predominantly through lab/ or pilot plant based activities.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance and animal care where applicable.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S./B.A. Biology/ Chemistry or related field, with 3-5+ years relevant experience
  • HT (ASCP) certification is preferred, but a candidate with strong biology skills and a willingness to learn may be considered

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Histotechnologist Certification (HT) preferred
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) experience greatly preferred
  • Applicable animal experience desired
  • Ideally greater than 3 years of experience within a histology/ pathology laboratory within a GLP pharmaceutical company, CRO, hospital or diagnostic company. Capable of developing immunohistochemical protocols.

Other Desirable Attributes:

Well organized


Detail oriented

Ability to work and effectively communicate within a team environment

Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Delivers timely and high quality results

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Highly motivated


Independent analytical thinker

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