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Histology Grossing Technician (FT, 40 Hours)

**COMPANY OVERVIEW**This is an exciting time to join our dynamic organization. OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics. OPKO's diagnostics business includes BioReference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest and fastest growing clinical laboratory over the last 35 years, which provides diagnostic testing to physician offices, hospitals, and clinics, among others, and GeneDx, a rapidly growing genetics and genomics laboratory that applies cutting edge technologies to make efficient clinical diagnostic testing and interpretation available for individuals with rare and common genetic conditions. Come join our team and become part of something big, by making our patients and customers the highest priority.**

****We are looking for a Lab Technician (40 hours per week) in our Elmwood Park, NJ location.
**SCHEDULE:** Tuesday to Saturday 11pm-7:30am
**SUMMARY:** Perform duties that relate to the histology specimen grossing of surgically removed tissue.
* Review specimen to ensure integrity upon arrival and during the whole process. Provide a gross description for each biopsy specimen, dissect and prepare tissue for cassettes.
* Under the supervision of a pathologist assistant, pathologist or supervisor, gross core needle biopsy and all pathology specimens.
* Prepare dissected tissue specimens and place into cassettes.
* Load cassettes into the tissue processor and run the equipment.
* Determine proper processing schedule.
* Perform quality control and quality assurance measures.
* Evaluation of new laboratory equipment and procedures.
* Maintain compliance with all safety procedures, standard operating procedures and State and Federal regulations pertaining to Grossing.
**Minimum Required:**
* Bachelor's degree in a Life Science or Molecular Technology
* Familiarity with computers
**Minimum Preferred:**
* 1 plus years of grossing experience
* Knowledgeable in the handling of specimens from accessioning to final specimen storage
* Working knowledge of clinical laboratories, operational procedures and lab safety.
**BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer**
*Job Title:* Histology Grossing Technician (FT, 40 Hours)
*FT/PT:* Full-time
*Location:* ELMWOOD PARK , NJ 07407
*Req Number:* BRL-18-2637