Research Technician IV, Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR)), Lombardi Comprehensiv

Washington D.C.
Sep 13, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Technician IV, Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR)), 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 Research Technician IV provides skilled medical technology and histology capabilities to support the scope of the pathology and histology services, and the research related functions and goals of the Histopathology Laboratory in the Lombardi Cancer Center. Reporting directly to both HTSR Co-Directors, the Research Technician has duties that include but are not limited to


  • Performs immunohistochemically tissue staining, slide scanning, image acquisition and image analysis to support biomarker discovery and validation.
  • Prepares billing for completed work to ensure proper payment for services provided.
  • Adheres to safety procedures including universal precautions- gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles as appropriate.
  • Inventories and requests laboratory supplies necessary to the position.


  • Manages all technical administrative aspects of experimental design for conducting assigned projects.
  • Performs basic and translational research.
  • Performs tests, assays, and procedures appropriate to the project(s), following specific protocols.
  • Adjusts protocols as necessary to accomplish goals.
  • Prepares and runs assays such as immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization, western blots, ELISA, TUNEL assay, animal dissection, tissue fixation, sectioning, cryosectioning, H&E staining, immunofluorescent staining, and microscopic analysis of slides.

Image Acquisition

  • Provides image acquisition and quantitative image analysis of slides stained by dye based stains or immunohistochemistry.
  • Designs image analysis programs for automated quantification of stained samples.


  • Provides analysis of results, statistical evaluation, and interpretation of data.
  • Reports results by maintaining and updating specific database and logs applicable to unit/area of duties and research.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records.
  • Develops laboratory protocols and procedures.
  • Provides training to laboratory personnel and users.
  • Generates invoices for billing of services.


  • Manages all technical administrative aspects of experimental design for conducting assigned projects.
  • Contributes to the authoring of publications and presentations.
  • Performs literature searches and investigations.
  • Keeps abreast of current literature.
  • Prepares concept proposals and grant applications for future projects and funding under the direction of the HTSR Co-Directors.


  • Master's degree  - PhD preferred
  • 2 to 4 years of  biocomputing and laboratory experience/skills - preferably with image analysis and direct immunohistochemistry skills and/or experience with Immunohistochemistry and image acquisition and analysis
  • Aptitude for working with research specimens and image analysis
  • Knowledge of anatomy and histology
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (especially PowerPoint),filing, maintenance, database management and spreadsheet applications, and Photoshop
  • Self-starter with detail orientation, and strong organizational, communications (both verbal and written), and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to document and keep complete records

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