Histology Technician II
Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Histology Technician II. This position processes tissues from animals submitted to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for disease diagnosis or research purposes using the techniques of histopathologic examination.

The duties include preparing tissue samples for diagnostic evaluation i.e., trimming, dehydrating, paraffinization, embedding, and microtoming); staining with hemotoxylin-eosin for routine examination; histochemistry; immunohistochemistry; filing and archiving formalin and other fixed tissues; and other duties performed within the histology section.

Required Qualifications

Eligibility for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in histologic technique through one of the following two routes:

Route 1: Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited histotechnician program within the last 5 years prior to the date of application for examination; or

Route 2: At least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), AND one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last ten years.

  • Laboratory accredited by a CMS approved accreditation organization (i.e., AABB, CAP, COLA, DNV, The Joint Commission, etc.). NOTE: FOR U.S. CERTIFICATION THE JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL (JCI) IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Laboratory Experience
To fulfill the experience requirement for the Histotechnician examination, you must have experience within the last ten years in ALL of the following areas: Fixation, Microtomy, Processing, and Staining.

Must have accurate color recognition.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience with high volume ( >80 IHC's per day) immunohistochemistry staining.
  • Recent experience in veterinary histopathology (gross trimming, embedding, cutting, and staining).

Entry hourly salary: $15.70

Special Conditions

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions

Current Merit employees in this classification title who are seeking a contract transfer to this position must (1)COMPLETE AN ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WITH EDUCATION & WORK HISTORY and (2) FILE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO CONTRACT TRANSFER before the AFSCME Merit Contract Transfer Deadline, with the Recruitment and Employment Office, 3810 Beardshear Hall (Fax 515-294-8226). For contract transfer form, email the Recruitment & Employment Office or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

All other applicants must apply for this vacancy by clicking "Apply for this Vacancy" and completing the Employment Application with Education and Work History. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.

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