Research Technician III, Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) - Georgetown University Medical Center

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: La Center, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

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Research Technician III, Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) - Georgetown University

Medical Center

The mission of the Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) is to provide a resource for accessing human tissue for translational research to the NCI-designated Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) Research Consortium.

Job Overview

The Research Technician III provides skilled medical technology and histology capabilities to support the scope of the pathology and histology services, and the research related functions and goals of Georgetown Lombardi’s Histopathology Laboratory within the HTSR.

They perform all responsibilities in accordance with Georgetown University Medical Center’s policies, procedures and standards, including but not limited to:

  • Performs immunohistochemical (IHC) tissue staining, slide scanning, image acquisition and image analysis to support biomarker discovery and validation for translational research studies, as well as animal model research studies
  • Performs specific bench work for basic and clinical research to prepare for biochemical, molecular and microscopic examinations and assays of biological samples
  • Prepares billing for completed work to ensure proper payment for services provided

Work Interactions

Reporting to the HTSR Co-Directors and the Assistant Director of Immunohistochemistry and Imaging, the Research Technician III supports translational and basic research projects, including but not limited to Lombardi mission critical goals of biomarker discovery and validation. They conduct cooperative interactions and seamless coordination with members of all 3 departmental sub-divisions within the HTSR and provide oversight for IHC personnel.


  • Masters’ degree in related field
  • At least 2 to 4 years of immunohistochemistry and computing experience - preferably with experience in image acquisition and analysis as well
  • Background in computer and laboratory science -preferably in image analysis and immunohistochemistry
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and spreadsheet applications, as well as file maintenance and database management; as well as image processing PowerPoint and Photoshop
  • Ability to take initiative, well organized, and detail oriented
  • Ability to problem solve, to document and keep complete records
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Image processing in PowerPoint and Photoshop

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Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website .

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