Histology and Imaging Technician

Rochester, NY


This position requires skills and ability to run a low volume Histology Service Center to support investigators in the University of Rochester Medical Center, while also taking an active role in service and research activities of a human lung biorepository. The technician will be responsible for a variety of activities including: tissue processing, embedding, sectioning, frozen sections, routine and special stains, and immunohisto /fluorescence-chemistry . As a member of a Lung Molecular Atlas Program team, this individual will also assist other skilled members of the study staff in performing human tissue sample processing. Will need to communicate and work well with the study team and assist in troubleshooting problems.


  • Responsible for interacting with investigators and technical staff, tissue processing, sectioning, formalin fixed paraffin embedded and cryopreserved tissue blocks to meet the needs of the Pediatric Histology Service and the LungMAP Biorepository

  • Designing and completing multi-analyte tissue imaging experiments

  • Supervising, teaching, supporting junior technicians in related work

  • Assist with processing of donor lung tissue as needed

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree with major course work in field of assignment, and 1 year of related work experience involving direct assistance to researchers; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education required.

  • Prefer training and experience in histo-technology and/or advanced tissue imaging. Prefer a 4-year college degree in biomedical sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience. On the job training is possible if demonstrates motivation and favorable learning curve preferred

  • Takes pride in the detailed work of tissue sectioning, mounting, labeling, storing, delivering tissue specimens, as well as use of imaging technology preferred.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Pediatrics M&D Neonatology
Schedule: 8AM-5PM