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Lead Histopathologist

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Lead Histopathologist
Classification Title Instructional Support Associate
Posting Number P1800021
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Term
Salary Grade SL2

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Lead Histopathologist oversee daily operations while ensuring that the histopathology lab operates efficiently and the work is of the highest quality. Daily tasks will include but not be limited to: oversight and performance of preparations of histological samples and sections as well as special staining procedures; developing new immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and FISH protocols; Perform laboratory procedures to create tissue sections from both FFPE and frozen tissue; oversee quality control procedures in the laboratory for physical specimens; perform equipment maintenance and troubleshooting. Adapting and developing new staining techniques and protocols for lab will be essential. The lead sets up and maintains records, files, and documents related to specific projects.

The Lead Histopathologist will take part in teaching students and other trainees in histopathology techniques, consult and advise customers regarding projects, and guide and evaluate technicians. The incumbent should maintain the depth of skills necessary for the laboratory to contribute to teaching and research within the university. The incumbent monitors status of supply inventory and equipment needs of laboratory, orders new items, and schedules maintenance as needed in a timely manner. Support development of budget process and setting rates.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in scientific discipline with two years relevant laboratory technician or research study experience carrying out research protocols.

Expected to be available during laboratory operating hours (8:00am-4:00pm).

Receives work requests, distributes workload, and checks quality of work done by technical staff.

Prepares slides and specimens for medical and scientific lectures, research, and laboratory exercises.

Prior experience in tissue processing for immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence techniques

Must be able to read and understand technical documents, operate scientific instruments and computers, perform detailed work, and manage multiple tasks.

Must operate and maintain sophisticated equipment.

Will be required to participate in occupational health and safety programs. Handles materials that may be fragile, expensive, toxic, volatile, noxious, flammable, or otherwise dangerous

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in scientific discipline
Prior experience developing FISH and paraffin immunofluorescence protocols in a research lab environment

Prior experience constructing tissue microarrays

Physical Demands
Salary Range $39,403 - $50,000
FTE 1.00
Campus Downtown Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Amber Worral, PhD
Contact's Title
Contact's Email aworral@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-3862

Posting Dates

Posted 01/24/2018
Deadline for Internal Applicants 02/07/2018
Deadline for External Applicants 03/09/2018
Date to be filled 04/02/2018

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required 2
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What will be the highest level of education attained by the time of employment?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • J.D.
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  3. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diplomas
Optional Documents
  1. Certifications