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Histology Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/09/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/10/2018
Working Title Histology Technician
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 35206-Med-Pathology
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0113678
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The Histology Technician position requires someone who can perform all essential histology and complex immunohistochemistry procedures. The individual will be expected to work as part of a team to perform grossing, processing, embedding, sectioning, special stains, and other routine lab tasks. The ability to follow established protocols to perform basic and advanced immunohistochemistry is necessary. This position also requires working collaboratively with researchers and accessioning jobs upon receipt to ensure a timely turnaround. Lab equipment must be maintained by following scheduled maintenance guidelines and contacting appropriate personnel for any repairs that are needed. The incumbent is expected to follow good laboratory practices, including maintaining a thorough and complete lab notebook, following lab cleanliness guidelines, and troubleshooting as needed. This position will be responsible for compliance with regulatory training and environment, health, and safety requirements.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or other relevant areas of research, or equivalent experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Histotechnologist or histotechnician certification.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  2. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter