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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Histotechnologist/Histotechnician, Immunohistochemistry - Evening Shift

3 days agoNew York, NY

Company Overview

 The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world’s most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.


Vaccination for COVID-19 and Influenza (flu) is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 and Influenza (flu) vaccine requirements are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical, religious, or fully remote exemption.  Requests for exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved exemption is required to start work.

Job Description

We are:


The Department of Pathology at MSK is a dedicated, diverse group known for their expertise, resourcefulness, and compassion! Working in a highly motivating environment, the group receives a complex variety of more than 110,000 specimens annually and performs more than 50,000 molecular diagnostic tests.


We have more than 600 staff members are spread across four laboratory services: surgical pathology, hematopathology, cytology, and molecular diagnostics. Pathology provides laboratory support for the Mohs micrographic and dermatologic surgery program and supports MSK’s research mission through the division of experimental pathology. We’re also advancing the field of digital pathology through our slide scanning and computational pathology efforts. All of our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, such as ThermoFisher senior grossing stations with sophisticated camera optics and touch screens, laser capture microdissection capabilities, telecytology remote microscopy, advanced flow cytometry panels, and Illumina sequencing instruments.


We are currently seeking an Histotechnologist/Histotechnician to join our Immunohistochemistry team. 


You will:

  • Section paraffin and frozen tissue specimens as requested.
  • Basic histology techniques (e.g. embed, process tissue).
  • Primarily perform automated Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) – employing different stainer platforms (e.g. Leica, Ventana).
  • Perform Hematoxylin Eosin staining for evaluating and analyzing tissues.
  • Assist in the development of new IHC and ISH protocols and techniques.
  • Test and validate new antibodies for CLIA approved IHC/ISH protocols.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot equipment-related issues
  • Construct various types of multi tissue blocks (MTB)
  • Maintains necessary quality control and assurance records

You are:

  • Interested in Immunohistochemistry (IHC), histology, and pathology
  • Team player
  • Interested in learning new methods

You need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or related field with knowledge of Biology, Chemistry
  • Ability to perform dilutions and laboratory calculations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including working with databases
  • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Technician, or Certified Histology Technician license preferred. Eligibility to obtain NYS license required

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 2 PM - 10 PM


Pay Range $36.88-$57.13


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MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 428272065
Employment Type: Other

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