Randstad Lab Technician in Los Angeles, California

Lab Technician

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  • location:Los Angeles, CA

  • salary:$25.50 - $30 per hour

  • date posted:Friday, September 8, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:22491

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Job Title: Histotechnician

Position Description

  • The Histotechnologist is accountable for the histology handling/storing of irreplaceable clinical trial specimens.

  • Supports the various teams of the Specimen Management Center and is a liaison between Specimen Management and others departments.

  • Actively liaise with the CCLS project management team, Investigator Support Team and client to resolve and clarify questions and/ or issues related to management and preparation of the histology samples.

Position Responsibilities

  • Specific department duties as set forth in the task list and/or department training checklists including but not limited to:

  • Utilize knowledge and experience with histology samples to maintain proper storage conditions and facilitate accessioning of blocks and slides (stained and unstained).

  • Routine decalcification, processing, embedding, microtomy and re-embedding of human tissue specimens from patients enrolled in clinical trials.

  • Perform Immunohistochemistry and FISH testing according to protocols and SOPs.

  • Perform slide scanning as required and according to protocols.

  • Ensure that Special Handling specimens are picked up from the appropriate area, sorted, accessioned, pre-scanned and registered into the appropriate temperature bins in a timely fashion.

  • Generation and application of specialized labels to include aliquot and/or mini labels with client specific elements.

Position Requirements

  • HTC ASCP certification is required

  • High School diploma with at least 6 years of histopathology experience and possesses the ASCP HT certification

  • OR Associates degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours in biology and chemistry - One year documented laboratory training or experience in histopathology or an accredited laboratory within the last ten years

  • OR Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours(45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology laboratory in the U. S., Canada, or a CAP/(JCAHO) accredited laboratory within the last ten years. This year of experience must be under the supervision of a pathologist or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K Plan with Company Match

  • Life and AD&D Insurance