Research Associate - Histology

94063, Redwood City
Market Rate
Aug 23, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Research Associate, Histology


The successful candidate will apply her/his basic science laboratory skills and expertise regarding histological tissue preparation and execution of tissue staining protocols (i.e.immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and simple stains) to contribute to antibody-target characterization research. The candidate’s expertise with immunohistochemistry, other histological methods will help to discover and characterize novel tumor antigens and develop anti-tumor drugs.                                                                                                                           

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Utilize experience in histological stains and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent techniques on mammalian tissue sections
  • Responsible for tissue processing (FFPE and fresh frozen) and slide preparation
  • Proper maintenance/tracking of collected samples and slides
  • Generate experimental results using microscopy
  • Coordinate activities with project team members
  • Discuss experiments and data to project team members
  • General lab duties such as preparation of reagents and stocking of supplies
  • Follow laboratory safety guidelines and practices


  • BS or MS, preferably in biology or related field; with at least 2 years of lab experience
  • Absolutely Required: experience in tissue processing, histological slide preparation, and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining in mammalian tissues
  • Must have excellent organization and planning skills and the ability to work under timeline in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.