Research Associate I

Bothell, WA, United States
Jan 02, 2019
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking an individual to provide standard services in core histology (tissue trimming, processing, embedding, cutting, and histochemical stains) and immunohistochemistry. Candidate must be energetic and enthusiastic about lab work and flexible in working with different researchers/investigators on various projects.

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a histology core facility
  • Organizes a large and varied daily workload, accommodating priority requests, focusing on immediate tasks despite interruptions
  • Assists with rodent necropsies and grossing of samples
  • Processes tissue specimen for microscopic examination by using appropriate methods for fixing, embedding, sectioning, staining and mounting
  • Prepares reagents and stains to meet departmental quality standards
  • Maintains open communication with supervisor, pathologists, and co-workers to ensure optimal operation of the department
  • Provides proper labeling and storage of all reagents and specimens
  • Perform daily/weekly cleaning of core histology instrumentation
  • Archives specimen blocks and glass slides
  • Performs routine immunohistochemistry
  • Maintains an electronic notebook of all experiments performed

  • Demonstrated expertise in multi-core histology techniques
  • Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional research environment
  • Experience using immunohistochemistry autostainers

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field
  • Preferred, but not required Histology Technician Certification

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

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