Senior Research Worker ( Renal Pathology Lab)

for Columbia University in New York, NY

Job Description

**Position Information**

**Job Title**

Senior Research Worker ( Renal Pathology Lab)

**Job Code Title**

510214

**Job Requisition Number**

080080

**Department**

7538- PAT Pathology

**Location**

Medical Center

**Job Type**

Support Staff Full-Time Regular

**Bargaining Unit**

1199 / SSA Area

**If temporary, indicate duration**

**Hours Per Week**

35

**Job Family**

Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

**Salary Grade**

Technical 7-077

**Salary Range**

$31. 10/hr

**Advertised Summary Job Description**

The Senior Research Worker will work in Renal Histopathology Laboratory performing a wide range of histology techniques including but not limited to tissue processing, embedding, tissue sectioning (parffine and frozen), staining (H&E, specials, IHC, IF) and coverslipping.

The incumbent will analyzes, resolve, and trouble-shoot day-to-day histology tasks as needed, Facilitate trouble shooting and resolution of routine technical issues.

He / She will also assist in setting up, evaluating, and trouble-shooting new techniques, assist in the training of new hire and other Support Staff employees.

The Senior Research Worker will troubleshoot and maintains laboratory equipment i. e. tissue processors, stainers, coverslippers, solvent recyclers, and other related equipment. Successfully carries out and maintains QA/QC procedures as per policy and procedures. Maintains statistical records and other related records pertaining to the laboratory.

**Minimum Qualifications for Grade**

**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant**

Master's degree and at least three years experience or Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and experience.

Must have NYS Clinical Laboratory Technician or Certified Histological Technician license or permit.

**Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications**

**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant**

MUST HAVE MICROTOMY SKILLS.

Computer skills required.

MUST DEMONSTRATE EXCELLENT INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

Ability to work in an organized manner in accordance with established regulations, policies and procedures. Must have experience with highly complex laboratory equipment and/or computer applications. Must be able to work independently and under limited supervision. Must have specialized theoretical understanding and practical experience in a particular area of research.

**Special Instructions**

**Preferred Qualifications**

HT/ HTL (ASCP) registered or registration eligible.

**Essential Functions**

60%- Tissue processing, embedding, tissue sectioning

(parffine and frozen) , staining ( H&E, specials, IHC, IF), and coverslipping. Analyzes, resolves, and trouble-shoots day-to-day histology tasks as needed.

10%- Facilitates trouble-shooting and resolution of routine technical issues.

10%- Effectively trouble-shoots and maintains laboratory equipment, which includes all types of equipment, such as the following examples: Tissue processors, stainers, coverslippers, solvent recyclers, and other related equipment.

5%- Assists in setting up, evaluating, and trouble-shooting new techniques.

5%- Assists in the training of new hire and other supporting staff.

5%- Successfully carries out and maintains QA/QC procedures as per policy and procedures. Maintains statistical records and other related records pertaining to the laboratory.

5%- Performs other duties as assigned.

**Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters. )**

**Special Indications**

**This position works with:**

Bloodborne pathogens

Chemicals

Formaldehyde/Xylene

**HIPAA Compliance training required**

Yes

**Participation in Medical Surveillance required**

Yes

**What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? **

Standard Posting

**Requisition Open Date**

10-14-2015

**Requisition Close Date**

Open Until Filled

**Quick Link**

jobs. columbia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=151207

**EEO Statement**

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veter an.

**Local Hiring**

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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