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Job ID: 182429

Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 28, 2022
Title Histotechnician
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department The Trustees of Tufts College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • History & Philosophy of Medicine


Tufts Comparative Medicine Services provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center (TMC) in Boston and Tufts University in Medford.  Tufts CMS is also obligated to ensure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, and local regulations. The management and operation of the animal care activities of all sites are integral to the animal care and use program.  All centralized facilities are located within a 2-block radius, either in Boston or Medford.

What You'll Do

The Histotechnician, under the supervision of the CMS Histology Manager, will provide research histology services through the Tufts CMS Animal Histology Core laboratory and Tufts Comparative Pathology Services in support of Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center, affiliated institutions, and external clients.

What We're Looking For

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses (Consider the education, experience, licenses, and technical or specialized skills required to perform this job.)

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through the completion of a high school degree or GED Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and use of email.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively and professionally with others.

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc.  (Consider preferred qualifications including additional education, experience, or other job related skills.)

  • 1-3 years of experience preferred but not required
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • The histotechnician should either be Histotechnician (HT) certified or eligible by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or will be expected to become eligible during employment. Academic credit requirements and degree requirements for HT eligibility are found here:
  • Experience with biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) safety procedures and processes preferred
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with investigators, and to participate in departmental services. 
  • Detail oriented and superb organization skills.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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