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Research Technologist 2019-1204

Research Technologist
Job ID 2019-1204
Scientific Research
Location : Location
Lovelace Biomedical (LBERI)


Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) Pthology department is seeking a full-time Research Technologist to work as a Histology Technician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL). Under general direction, the Pathology Research Technologist will perform a variety of tasks in the Pathology and Histology laboratories. Work will include grossing (trimming) in animal tissue samples, embedding, microtomy, automated and manual staining (including special staining), and cover slipping of paraffin processed tissue. Additional duties include laboratory equipment maintenance, preparing solutions, assisting in digital slide scanning, and administrative support for the pathology department. Work may also include working with animals to perform a variety of routine procedures. The individual should be willing to work modified schedule as workflows require. Individual will complete moderately complex work assignments as well as documenting laboratory work and maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies, and performing all other related duties and tasks as required or assigned.


High school diploma or GED and American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent certification as a Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL).
Ability to follow written standard operating procedures
Ability to document all study and laboratory activities as required for compliance with institute policies and operating procedures
Ability to work with chemicals such as Xylene, Alcohols, formalin, and other tissue fixatives
Requires strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.
This position may involve work inside the ABSL3 facility which may require vaccinations/immunizations. Candidates must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and wear a respirator. A Post-offer physical and background check are required. Ability to gain and maintain access to Kirtland Air Force base (KAFB) is required.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
Previous experience working in a histology laboratory


Salary is commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer–M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here.

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to or call 505-348-9400.