Histologist Research Associate (Pharma)(s367)

  • Contract Duration: 12+ months, Onsite
  • Research & Development
  • Cambridge, MA

Website Lenox Executive Search

Job description

1 Year Onsite CONTRACT role with potential to extend. 2+ years relevant experience required.

Lenox Executive Search is seeking an experienced Histologist to fill an 12+ month contractual role with a global pharmaceutical company in .Cambridge, MA. Must have standard histochemical staining experience, either manual and automated.

REQUIREMENTS for the Histologist:

  • Minimum Bachelors degree
  • Must have standard histochemical staining experience (either manual and automated), will train on an automated process
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Enthusiastic and highly organized
  • Sectioning experience (cutting tissue)
  • IHC Experience is a strong plus!
  • ASCP Histology certification or other relevant histology certifications preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES of the Histologist:

  • Assisting with receiving samples from the investigator and registering them into the laboratory information system (Lablion). Hiring Manager will train on this system if necessary.
  • Sampling of tissues from laboratory rodents (mice and rats)
  • Following the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing
  • Performing routine histology laboratory activities, including tissue trimming, processing, embedding and ensuring proper tissue orientation
  • Sectioning of paraffin-embedded and frozen tissue samples
  • Preparing stains and reagents needed for special procedures
  • Performing a variety of standard histochemical stains (manual and automated) for pathology evaluation (H&E, PAS, Trichrome)
  • Following established protocols to support IHC lab activities
  • Supporting various daily lab functions such as manual and automated equipment maintenance and cleaning, recording of equipment log data accurately, sample log and inventory management
  • Being an active participant during lab meetings
  • Familiarity with laboratory SOPs and safety protocols. Reporting all safety issues to the team leadership

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $35.00 – $48.00 per hour

Medical specialties:

  • Pathology


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Cambridge, MA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you vaccinated?


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Histology: 2 years (Preferred)
  • standard histochemical staining: 2 years (Preferred)
  • sectioning (cutting tissue): 2 years (Preferred)
  • IHC: 1 year (Preferred)


  • ASCP Histology Certification (Preferred)
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