Title:  Histology Technician II

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $41,601 - $57,410
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  15915


The Pathology and Biobanking Core overseen by Dr. George Miles is looking for a histotech to acquire, store, and utilize human biospecimens for cancer research, to coordinate and manage the pathology activities of this SPORE project, and ensure that Project Investigators have ready access to specialized pathology expertise and interpretation.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments; Collects, compiles and analyzes data. 
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Develop new model and technique to support the cancer-related research in the lab.
  • Ensures that laboratory equipment and supplies are clean and sterile, and maintains the cleanliness of the laboratory.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Histological procedures: tissue preparation, slide preparation, IHC/IF staining.
  • Performs routine histological preparation and procedures on tissue in order to aid cell pathology.
  • Design and validate biomarker-based tests (genomic and/or proteomic) that support all project stages, including clinically-validated and reported assays for SPORE-based clinical trials
  • Oversight of Lab Maintenance: Consults with faculty to determine equipment purchase priorities based on budget, condition of existing equipment, and scheduled laboratory activities.
  • Demonstrate use and care of equipment to research personnel in the laboratory.
  • Interprets rules, regulations, and policies for faculty and laboratory personnel and insures compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Histologic Technician AAS program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
  • One year of experience in Histology.
  • Eligible for certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Histotechnology or Science degree.
  • Certification as a Histotechnician (HT) or (HTL).
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry staining.
  • Experience in molecular based extractions and assays development.
  • Experience working in a CLIA regulated lab.



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