Research Technician III, Histopathy and Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR), Lombardi Comprehensive Cance

Washington D.C.
Dec 22, 2017
Feb 16, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Technician III, Histopathy and Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR), Lombardi Comprehensive Medical Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center clinicians are dedicated to providing the best professional care, delivered with compassion, for all patients. Georgetown Lombardi's seeks to prevent, treat, and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education, and partnership with the community; guided by the principle of cura personalis - care for the whole person.

The Research Technician 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center. Reporting to the Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) Coordinators, the Research Technician has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs daily histology sample preparation, sectioning of tissue sections, and staining and routine maintenance of equipment. 
  • Performs special histological stains as applicable to unique projects and processes frozen tissue samples including grossing, trimming, embedding, sectioning. and staining.
  • Provides support of biomarker discovery and validation projects for translational research studies, as well as animal model research studies. 
  • Manages all technical aspects of experimental design for conducting assigned projects.
  • Performs microtomy, staining, tests, assays and procedures appropriate to the project(s), following specific protocols.
  • Develops and adjusts protocols as necessary to accomplish goals.
  • Provides weekly laboratory equipment maintenance and reagent changes for equipment in the histology department. 
  • Cleans and maintains laboratory equipment and work areas as well as orders and inventories laboratory supplies.
  • Disposes of waste and contaminated materials according to laboratory and institutional policies and procedures. 
  • Prepares billing sheets to reflect and charge for work accomplished, maintaining accurate and complete records to fulfill requirements of SOPs for multiple specific and unique projects.
  • Prepares and runs assays such as immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, Western blots, and ELISA.
  • Performs biochemical, molecular biological, microscopic, serological, and bacteriological examinations and tests of biological samples.
  • Assists with clerical tasks and general support related to reports and documentation of results as directed by supervisor.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field - Master's degree preferred
  • 1 to 3 years of related experience in the research, medical, and/or clinical field
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with investigators

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