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Research Assistant - Pathology

Covance - Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
42517BR
Biotechnology Pharmaceutical


Research Assistant III - Pathology
Madison, WI

Covance is recruiting for a Research Assistant III to join the Pathology team in Madison, WI.

Duties and Responsbilities:
- Performs necropsy and/or histology tasks on a variety of laboratory animals in compliance with the appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines
- Cross-trained in both necropsy and histology
- Performs in multiple specialty areas (e.g. neurotoxicity, PCR collection, electron microscopy and OCT tissue preparation procedures, perfusion of small and large animals, special stains, plastic embedding, training, histopathology data/report review, Six Sigma Green Belt, or other specialty duties)
- Monitors animal health and welfare in compliance with the Animal Health and Welfare Act and help maintain facilities for AAALAC compliance
- Trim wet tissues
- Embed tissues into paraffin
- Performs duties of necropsy, histology, and multiple specialty areas
- Performs necropsy and/or histology study responsibilities
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary
Education/Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences, or Associate Degree in Histology, Laboratory Animal Technology or Veterinary Technology plus two years experience; Experience may substitute for education

Certification as a Histology Technician by ASCP or an AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level is desirable
Experience - Verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skills
- Data documentation and QC skills
- Problem solving skills
- Ability to structure and manage workloads without direct supervision
EEO Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Madison, WI

Madison, Wisconsin