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Associate Scientist I, Histotechnologist

Worcester, Massachusetts
Start date
Mar 23, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Pathology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Are you a motivated histotechnologist searching for a position in a highly collaborative, dynamic environment in a company with a great culture? This might be an opportunity for you! We are seeking an individual who will perform histology for immunology drug discovery programs. The successful candidate will work in a group providing research support in target validation, target distribution, animal model development, pharmacology and exploratory safety studies. Specific activities will include routine histology (e.g., tissue trimming, tissue processing, embedding, and sectioning of paraffin embedded and frozen tissues), routine and special histochemical staining and immunohistochemistry (IHC). In addition, the eligible applicant will perform glass slide digital scanning and organize and manage the database for all department pathologists (CaseViewer and Pannoramic slide scanning system) which requires close attention to detail.  Additional tasks include using computer-based laboratory tracking system (LabLion) and working with Comparative Medicine East to collect tissues for histology using Pristima data collection system. The candidate must independently schedule and prioritize workload to manage several tasks. If you are willing to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, friendly, fast-paced environment under the mentorship of a supervisor, please consider joining our team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S./B.A. in Biology/Chemistry or related field
  • HT (ASCP) certification is preferred, but a candidate with strong biology skills and a willingness to learn will be considered
  • Microsoft office skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Histotechnologist Certification (HTL) preferred but not required
  • Applicable animal experience desired
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques such as aseptic technique, pipetting, and immunology will be helpful
  • Ideally 1-3 years of experience within a histology/ pathology laboratory

Other Desirable Attributes:

  • Well organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate within a team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Deliver timely and high quality results
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Independent, analytical, innovative thinker
  • Proficiency with MS office-Excel, OneNote

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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