Lab Technician, Histopathology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medica

Washington D.C.
Apr 27, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
Full Time
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Lab Technician, Histopathology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) clinicians are dedicated to providing the best professional care, delivered with compassion, for all patients. Lombardi's internationally-renowned physicians treat virtually every type of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, head and neck, and cancers of the blood. Along with cutting-edge cancer care, we offer a program of innovative clinical trials and a full range of supportive care services to improve our patients' health and quality of life. The Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) is Georgetown Lombardi's resource for accessing human tissue for translational research and provides comprehensive, high quality laboratory and interpretive pathology services. 

The Lab Technician provides administrative support for the translational and basic research projects of Georgetown Lombardi's Histopathology Laboratory. Reporting to both HTSR Co-Directors, the Lab Technician has duties both complex and routine, including but not limited to:

Administrative Support

  • Provides administrative support to all users of the facility. 
  • Provides primary point of contact for all submissions, answers investigator questions and provides technical knowledge and expertise to support investigator submissions. 
    Ensures record keeping procedures are followed for receipt of specimens, at all stages of production and finalization.
  • Maintains accurate records for billing purposes.
  • Completes billing and provides detailed billing information to requesting investigators.

Office Administration

  • Manages the lab's day-to-day administrative activities.
  • Orders supplies according to laboratory operating procedures.
  • Receives and inventories shipments for accuracy, and then reconciles all purchases and receipts.
  • Ensures that laboratory equipment and working areas are maintained both clean and functional.
  • Maintains appropriate records and applies quality monitoring procedures.
  • Provides administrative support for repairs, calibration, and preventative and annual maintenance.
  • Ensures disposal of chemical, biohazard and general waste including appropriate safety for disposal of chemicals and biohazard materials, according to laboratory and institutional policies and guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains labeling and filing systems, conducts data retrieval.
  • Designs and uses spreadsheets for documentation and presentation purposes.

Data Entry

  • Performs data entry for the Human Tissue Bank.
  • Assists in maintenance of patient databases and in pathology data entry. 

HTSR Management Support

  • Provides administrative support to the HTSR Co-Directors and the Human Tissue Bank Manager. 
  • Prepares and assists - including in Microsoft office applications - in the production of drafts, reports, proposals, memos, letters, and other correspondence and documentation, editing, formatting, and style. 
  • Assists with planning and administrative functions.
  • Compiles and analyzes complex data for documentation, reports, grants, publications, and other scientific and administrative functions.
  • Assists with report, grant, and manuscript preparation.
  • Conducts research and library searches for projects, studies, and services.
  • Edits drafts for final submission,
  • Prepares, edits and collates graphics in Adobe Photoshop, Power Point, and other software.
  • Performs photocopying, telephone reception, faxing, and arranges meetings and other schedules.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in customer service, administrative and laboratory science
  • Aptitude for working with customers and providing comprehensive administrative support
  • Knowledge of anatomy, medical terminology and/or histology preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially database management and spreadsheet applications, image processing in Power Point and Photoshop, and general office skills, to include documentation and record keeping
  • Detail orientation and skilled in communication (both verbal and written), organization, and problem solving

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EEO Statement:

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