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Boston University HISTOTECHNICIAN, NEIDL,NEIDL CPL in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Join our dynamic team in the National Emerging Infections Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) and take your expertise to the next level! As an early-career Histotechnician, you will play a crucial role in our laboratory operations, utilizing your dynamic skills and knowledge to support our mission to promote public health and combat infectious diseases through cutting edge research.

With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and professional development, the NEIDL offers a stimulating environment where you can thrive and make a meaningful impact. If you have keen scientific interest and creative enthusiasm, are enthusiastic about of learning what we do in our lab, and are ready to take the next step in your career journey, we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity with us.

Essential Functions of the role:

• Routine Histology: Receive prepare and test specimens

• Immunohistochemistry & Digital Analysis: Perform and optimize automated immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization procedures; Perform automated whole slide digital scanning and keep data organized on a computer

• Lab Upkeep and Maintenance: Perform and document routine maintenance and cleaning of all histology lab equipment; keep all areas of responsibility clean and organized

• Supplies and Inventory: Maintain and inventory laboratory supplies using the university procurement system; Prepare solutions and reagents in accordance with standard procedures

• Laboratory Waste Disposal: Coordinate chemical waste disposal with Environmental Health & Safety; Properly dispose of biological waste when appropriate

• Laboratory Improvement: Uses technical references, methodology manuals, instrument handbooks, standard operating procedures and scientific publications as sources for evaluating and modifying standard techniques and procedures;

Required Skills

• Bachelor's Degree required.

• 3 years of experience in Biology- or Chemistry-related field required.

• Certification at the Histotechnician (HT) level by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists is beneficial; equivalent education/experience is valuable.

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)  is part of a national network of secure facilities that study infectious diseases – whether they occur naturally or are introduced deliberately through bioterrorism. The NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to Bio Safety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, the NEIDL houses BSL-4 laboratories that will operate at the highest level of containment. The NEIDL will add to the growing life sciences industry in the region, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country.

Applicants for this position must possess US citizen or a Permanent Resident (Green) Card to be eligible to obtain DOJ Security Risk Assessment approval. Individuals seeking affiliation with or employment within the NEIDL may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment or affiliation:

· Criminal Background Check:  To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

· Basic Background Check:  Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:

· Social Security Number;

· Academic credentials;

· Past employment;

· Licenses and credentials;

· Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;

· RMV/DMV driving record, if required.

· Medical Clearance Process:  includes Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) evaluation, drug screening, initial psychological screening, and immunization/titer level review completed in accordance with NEIDL Medical Surveillance Policy for all employees working at the NEIDL.

· Training and Education:  to be completed in accordance with Section 8, Ongoing Personnel Reliability Program, for all employees working at the NEIDL.

Individuals seeking or required to have approval to work with Select Agents will be subject to the following additional requirements:

· Department of Justice Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting:  To be completed in accordance with CDC requirements as part of application to have access to Select Agents.

· Select Agent Use Approval:  to be completed in accordance with all regulations including the requirements of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to

· periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations

· periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility

· Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

Required Experience