*Histology Laboratory Analyst

Branchburg, NJ, United States
Oct 05, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Job Description

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Histology Lab Analyst - Branchburg NJ

What your manager wants you to know:

"I'm looking for a team player with Histology/Immunohistochemistry experience preferably in a GxP Environment. If you want to expand your Histology career and contribute to keeping patients safe and healthy, I would be very interested in receiving your resume. Let's discuss what you can bring to the team and what you aspire to do in the future."


Subject Matter Expert . The Histology Lab Analyst is responsible for proficiently performing and documenting histological testing per standard operating procedures. This individual will provide histology support for the Quality, R&D, Clinical, Complaints, and Tissue Services Departments. Functions include all phases of tissue preparation, including paraffin and frozen technique, routine H&E (Hematoxylin & Eosin) staining, special stains technique (histochemisty), immunohistochemistry, microscopy and image analysis. This individual is also responsible for maintenance, operation, qualification/validation of histology equipment, document revisions, and training technicians and peers in histological sample handling, histochemical/immunohistochemical technique, imaging and analysis. The Histology Analyst may have an opportunity to develop/learn alternate techniques such as advanced immunhistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, electron microscopy, bone histology, method/process validation, Six-Sigma/Lean principles, and document revisions.

Quality Ambassador . The Histology Lab Analyst acts as the final quality check on product prior to product release by proficiently performing Histology testing and analysis, as well as testing and evaluation of R&D, Clinical, and donor samples. When appropriate the Analyst has the discretion to fail product, report and investigate the OOS through the Quality Management system. Responsible for collaborating with Medical Directors and Scientists in examining Donor tissue, Clinical and R&D study samples; and applying understanding of gross anatomy and study purpose to determine and dissect appropriate representative samples for histology testing and analysis.


  • Conduct specimen preparation that requires a complex and thorough understanding of tissue structure, as well as a basic understanding of chemistry and physics; and how tissues react under process conditions, including decalcification, rehydration, grossing, fixation, embedding, microtomy, routine staining, special stains (histochemistry), and immunohistochemistry. This requires the ability to analyze tests results to discern if false results were induced through the production process, or through the histological testing process. The Analyst also peer reviews the sample preparation steps of the histology process to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures and cGxPs.
  • Prepare reagents and solutions for fixation and stain techniques. Selection of appropriate materials and instrumentation from qualified suppliers. Operate, maintain,and qualify/validate standard laboratory/histology equipment (microtome, cryostat, tissue processor, embedding units, stainer/coverslipper, balances, incubator, waterbath, microscope, etc.) as required.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of relevant scientific technologies to improve upon current technique and support the needs of internal customers. Draft new and update Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
  • Follow Laboratory Safety Standards, proper Biohazard & Chemical Waste Disposal, and comply with current Good Laboratory and Good Documentation Practices. Adhere to company work standards and Code of Conduct. Diligently participate in compliance-related activities as denoted by management, and support the overall Quality System.
  • Understand and act on departmental and project objectives; participate in process improvement projects and manage project activities as assigned by Management, in a time sensitive and project oriented fashion. Participate in the training and development of others.


  • B.S. in Biology or related science required
  • Technical Certification (HT, HTL, QIHC, or related) preferred
  • 6-8 years histology laboratory experience, including histochemistry (Special Stains)
  • 1-3 years immunohistochemistry experience

  • Organizational Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Quality and Safety Ambassador


Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.