This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.
The Stanford Cancer Institute's Tissue Bank seeks a candidate for a One Year Fixed Term Tissue Technician position, covering an afternoon/evening shift. The role of the Tissue Bank is to consent patients, collect samples and make those samples available to cancer researchers. The Tissue Technician will be responsible for collecting, grossing and banking surgical specimens and blood collections. The Tissue Technician will also be responsible for tracking inventory by entering the collections into the OnCore database in a timely manner. Other duties include performing basic histological techniques and maintaining laboratory supplies.
Job Purpose: Perform skilled laboratory procedures in life science laboratories. Work with a great deal of independence and often serve as a technical resource for the laboratory. Perform a combination of skilled and highly skilled work, and/or skilled work with significant training and coordinative responsibilities. Minimum Qualifications:
The Technician at the III level is required to have a higher degree of skill than the LST II (for independently performing highly skilled work) and sufficient knowledge of skilled procedures that s/he is able to troubleshoot problems which arise in either equipment or procedures. Technicians may also have highly specialized expertise in a particular technical area, or experience coordinating a variety of technical activities in a lab. Minimum Education and Experience:
Three years' experience at the Life Science Technician II level or equivalent combination of equivalent academic background and relevant work experience (e.g., three years of college science coursework). Job Duties include:
Procure, examine, process and bank tissue specimens from surgery or autopsy
Organize tissue collection documents and enter specimen collections into the OnCore database. Verify data entries for accuracy and compliance with IRB guidelines
Perform tissue sectioning (frozen, paraffin) and staining
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work independently; perform highly skilled work and make decisions in a high pressure environment
Ability to learn, understand and follow strict protocol for managing data
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Competence using MS Word and Excel
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to enter data in a precise and timely manner
Ability to use good judgment and discretion
Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or a related field
Prior experience with EPIC and OnCore database
Experience with basic histology techniques and laboratory maintenance
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand.
Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 pounds
Rarely carry/pull and/or push up to 20 pounds
Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
Position may require repetitive motion.
Working Conditions: Afternoon/evening shift (11:30am-8pm) Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required. Work Standards:
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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