Research Technician III, Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) - Georgetown University Med

Washington D.C.
Jan 04, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Technician III, Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's 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 HTSR consents for, collects and distributes fresh- and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue as well as provides technical and pathological support for investigator-driven collection protocols including the novel conditionally reprogrammed cells program. The HTSR also coordinates with the company Indivumed for the collection of high-quality biospecimens including matching fresh frozen and formalin fixed tissues, serum, plasma, urine and comprehensive clinical data.

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 Cancer Center.  Reporting to both HTSR Co-Directors and to the Human Tissue Bank Manager, the Research Technician has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs database entry and maintenance, paraffin and frozen tissue procurement and sample tracking, as well as review and documentation of detailed clinical information and pathology interpretation. 
  • Conducts recruitment of research participants and distributes patient materials according to the IRB-approved study protocol and human subjects research protection guidelines.
  • Performs entry into and maintenance of consent and procurement databases with close coordination with other LCC/GUMC recruitment groups such as the Non-therapeutic Studies Resource and Indivumed.
  • Extracts clinical and pathologic data with evaluation and entry into summary databases.
  • Handles and transports specimens to HTSR and distributes to specific investigators and laboratories.
  • Routinely interacts with surgical pathology administrative staff, technicians, Pathology Assistants, and Pathology Residents, and periodically with surgery and anesthesia teams ranging from technicians to medical doctors.
  • Adheres to safety procedures including universal precautions- gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles as appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of laboratory or clinical experience/skills, preferably with prior interaction with patients
  • Aptitude for working with people and detailed orientation
  • Knowledge of anatomy and histology
  • Detail orientation with ability to file, perform data entry and database maintenance, and to  manage spreadsheet applications
  • Well organized, ability to take initiative, and skilled in communication (both verbal and written) and problem solving
  • Typing and office experience and skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Ability to document and keep complete records
  • Proficiency in Image processing in Power Point and Photoshop, as well as in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred qualification

  • Certification in histology (HT or HTL) preferred and/or medical technology or similar training certification
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

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