Histology Technologist - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at University of Illinois

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Urbana, Illinois

Job Description:

Histology Technologist - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

College of Veterinary Medicine

Job Summary

The technologist must have a working knowledge of histology techniques and have the capability to perform all standard work involving embedding, sectioning, and staining of tissues as well as a wide variety of non-standard techniques.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Routinely trim, embed, section, and stain hard and soft tissues of various sizes and conditions including eyes and bones
  • Prepare tissues for light microscopic study by applying stains that may require microscopic differentiation
  • Microscopically, examine random H and E slides for quality of section and stain. All special stains shall be examined
  • Follow and perform published methods in histochemistry to maintain consistent results
  • Prepare and maintain reagents, solutions, and stains according to standard formulas and SOP's
  • Maintain laboratory equipment as required according to manufacturer and SOP's
  • Perform immunohistochemistry, new techniques, and procedures
  • Assist in the instruction of laboratory personnel in the principles and techniques of histological texts and examinations according to SOP's
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Physical Demands

The handling of any biological materials may present some risk of exposure to hazardous materials. Proper safety protocols must be maintained when handling and disposing of all materials. Allergies to hay, straw or animal dander may cause discomfort based on the location within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications

Per SUCSS Class Spec


American Society of Clinical Pathologists registered histologic technician HT (ASCP) or histotechnologist HTL (ASCP)


Bachelor's Degree in science such as microbiology, biology, chemistry, or a closely related field plus one year of clinical histology experience


Two years (24 months) of responsible work experience and/or on-the-job training in histologic techniques in a laboratory facility which include performing qualitative and quantitative exams such as trimming, processing and embedding tissues, examining histochemical and immunohistochemical slides, and/or cutting and staining frozen sections.

Preferred Qualifications

American Society of Clinical Pathologists registered histologic technician HT (ASCP) or histotechnologist HTL (ASCP)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have expert knowledge of histology technologies, techniques and procedures
  • Ability to recognize exceptions and take appropriate action if necessary

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 4091 - Histology Technologist position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 4/30/2024. The minimum starting salary is $27.63 hourly. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, while also considering internal equity.

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx .

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on August 1, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Tracy Baine at tracyab@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu .

Requisition ID: 1023934
Job Category: Technical
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu

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