Research Technologist- Histology & Light Microscopy Core

San Francisco, CA
Jan 25, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Lab/Area:Histology Core


The Histology and Microscopy Core is looking to hire a Research Technologist I. The Research Technologist I will work under the guidance of senior staff to drive the day-to-day operations of the Core. The ideal candidate will:

  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of scientific equipment such as tissue processors, microtomes, automated slide stainer, microtomes/cryostats and microscopes.
  • Perform or receive training to perform histology procedures: tissue grossing, PFF/Cryo-fixation, processing, paraffin/OCT embedding, PFF and cryo-sectioning, routine (H&E) and complex tissue/cell slide staining (immunohistochemistry/IHC, immunofluorescence/IFA, in situ hybridization/ISH, TUNEL and other assays)
  • Perform or receive training to perform bright field, polarizing, epifluorescence, confocal and light sheet microscopy; and image analysis using tools such as ImageJ, Imaris and others software
  • Maintain stocks and reorder as necessary: recording and updating core inventories
  • Interact with Core’s users: responding to user queries, scheduling and performing user training and consulting on experimental design
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate data in written and oral modalities in both informal and formal settings.
  • Generate and manage meticulous method protocols, data, and analysis reports in a clear and highly organized fashion.
  • Highly pay attention to details, enjoy problem-solving and brain-storming, and be team oriented


  • AA/AS degree and 2+ years of experience.
  • BS/BA/MS degree and 1+ years of experience.
  • Experience with light microscopy and digital image analysis, a plus
  • Experience with Histology, IHC, and IFA, a plus
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint…)
  • Familiarity with ImageJ, Imaris and other image analysis software, a plus
  • Experience with common lab practices and safety.

Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Be a part of big ideas and consider Gladstone. Your difference will make a difference in human health.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.