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Description

Senior Technologist, Electron Microscopy

To assist with the development of the Electron Microscopy unit in order to support the Pathology in patient care in deriving a more precise differential diagnosis of tissues submitted for their evaluation.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Administrative duties:

  • Maintain and complete records for patient care services and research projects.
  • Organize and prioritize all work performed in the electron microscopy laboratory.
  • Submit billing information regarding patient charges and research charges.
  • Cost analysis on EM services.
  • Consult with requesting pathologist regarding the requirements on each case or project personally or by telephone.
  • Prepare purchase orders to keep adequate supplies in laboratory.
  • Update procedures manual.
  • Daily and preventive maintenance on all equipment, i.e., filament changing, cleaning column and specimen holder, and daily alignment of the electron microscope.


Teaching duties:

  • Assist or train faculty to operate both transmission (TEM) and scanning electron microscopes properly.
  • Teach residents to operate the TEM and also expose them to the complete EM technique as well as interpretation of ultra-structural morphology during their monthly rotation.
  • Collect characteristic electron micrographs in order to start a library.
  • Train other EM personnel when needed.



Technical duties:

  • Prepare all necessary chemicals, reagents, and supplies.
  • Pick-up biopsy samples from Surgical Pathology.
  • Sample preparation – includes fixation, dehydration, infiltration and embedding the blocks into proper mold.
  • Microtomy of 1 micrometer thickness section, stained with Toluidine Blue.
  • Telephone the pathologists or investigators to make arrangements to view slides.
  • Ultramicrotomy of 70 nm ultrathin sections stained with lead citrate.
  • Examine under electron microscope.
  • Acquire, maintain and instruct regarding use of EM digital image equipment, software, and archival system.
  • File blocks, slides, grids, negatives, and prints.
  • Deliver and present micrographs to the investigator to report the findings orally.
  • Maintain quality control in the lab, updated quality improvement monthly on I-space, and dispose of chemicals properly according to EHS regulations. Maintain laboratory clean and organized at all times.
  • Use computer applications for digital images production and storage.


Research Duties:

  • Library literature searching to keep up with newly developed techniques and knowledge.
  • Assist faculty, residents, and staff in implementing new procedures and set-up new apparatus according to each individual’s interest.
  • Offer suggestions and troubleshooting to users and potential users.


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in basic science and 3 years of experience in electron microscopy.



Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 64811714
  • Location:
    Galveston, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Technologist, Electron Microscopy
  • Company Name For Job: UTMB Health
  • Job Function: Microscopy Technician
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Healthcare / Health Services
Galveston , Texas , United States

Now is a great time to be a part of UTMB Health. UTMB Health is a modern health sciences center with world-renowned research facilities and a dynamic network of hospitals and clinics located throughout the Gulf Coast region of Texas. As a member of our team, you will have the support of an organization that values your contributions and the tools and resources you need to provide outstanding care and to build a rewarding career. You will also benefit from a competitive salary package, free employee medical insurance,...

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