Laboratory Corporation of America Technologist Trainee in Shelton, Connecticut

LabCorp is seeking a Technologist Trainee to work in the Histology Laboratory in Shelton, CT.

Duties:

  • Perform all technical grossing procedures required to process and submit specimens for microscopic review as per standard operating procedures under the indirect and direct supervision of pathologists.

  • Operate and maintain automated tissue processors, performs tissue embedding, Cryostat sectioning, operate and maintain tissue embedding units, Operate and maintain H&E stainers, IHC stainers, special stains stainers and coverslipping units, perform manual coverslipping.

  • Provide recut preparation for microtomy and slide organization to perform case compilation for pathology.

  • Quality control completed cases.

  • Scan cases out of the lab to pathology, maintain log books, and be familiar with location of stored specimens.

  • Locate specimens and pulls from various departments as requested, paraffin block filing, lab document archiving, prepare and discard chemical reagents such as reagent alcohols.

  • Perform safety checks in lab.

  • Work with chemicals such as Xylene, Alcohols, Formaldehyde, etc.

  • Ability to stand-remaining on one's feet in an upright position, sitting-remaining in the normal seated position, handling-seizing, holding and grasping for long periods of time.

  • Handle minute patient tissue samples.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases; must comply with applicable safety procedures.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), an S&P 500 company is a leading life sciences company, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostics solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to provide better care. With net revenue in excess of $9 billion in 2016, LabCorp's 50,000 employees serve clients in 60 countries.

Requirements

B.S./B.A. Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related science (or 24 credits in Chemistry/Biology constituting a biological science major) as required by CLIA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a lab.

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

  • Far acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more; near acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less; depth perception-ability to judge distance and space relationships; color vision-ability to distinguish and identify different.

  • Knowledge of hazardous waste characteristics, hazardous waste volume generation limits, accumulation limits, spill control measures, record keeping, proper handling and container management, labeling, container and storage inspection.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Shift

2

Schedule

2nd Shift Tuesday-Saturday 6:00pm-2:30am

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.