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Electron Microscopy Technician

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Electron Microscopy (EM) Technician to help support the EM Lab!  The EM Technician will be working daylight hours Monday through Friday.

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Purpose:
Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the EM / Renal Lab, while processing specimens from all age-related groups for evaluation by electron microscopy or other diagnostic procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Cut frozen sections and perform immunofluorescence staining of kidney biopsies, skin biopsies, and other tissue.
  • Develop new methods and procedures under the guidance of the EM Lab Supervisor for improving patient care, diagnosis and/ or updating techniques.
  • Assist in maintaining a teaching file of blocks, grids, digital image CDs and slides for resident training.
  • Instruct pathology residents in techniques used in EM / Renal laboratory.
  • Proceed to the Ultrasound suite or other procedure area to collect specimens that may involve direct patient contact and requires handling of biohazard tissues and fluids.
  • Maintain a specimen log, all necessary records and files, a bank of frozen tissue for immunofluorescence, and tissue on hold for electron microscopy.
  • Process specimens for EM including, preparation and staining of thick and ultrathin sections, scoping, digital imaging, solution making, and general lab maintenance.
  • Maintain the laboratory in compliance with all CAP, OSHA, and JCAHO safety standards as defined by the regulatory agencies and the hospital safety committee.
  • Access EM laboratory specimens into Client-Server Plus.
  • Evaluate and divide incoming renal specimens into portions for EM, IF, and Histology.
  • Manage quality control of specimens.

 

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry or Biology with some experience in an Anatomic Pathology lab is preferred.
  • Associate's degree in Chemistry or Biology, with at least 2 years of experience in an Anatomic Pathology lab will be considered.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Manual dexterity and good hand/eye coordination are essential.
  • Ability to handle very tiny specimens while performing detailed techniques is necessary.12 hours of continuing education required


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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