Histology Technician I

Everett, WA, USA Req #1133
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

To perform the job of Histology Technician I successfully, the individual is required to perform, but not limited to: the preparation of quality tissue samples for histopathologic evaluation; identification of tissue samples for proper embedding orientation; microtomy skills; performance routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining procedures; knowledge of the use and maintenance of equipment used for the preparation of tissue samples and the ability to maintain a clean and orderly laboratory environment.  


  • Maintains and documents the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Maintains a safe, clean and orderly laboratory environment  
  • Performs paraffin tissue processing
  • Identifies required tissue sample orientation and performs paraffin embedding procedures
  • Uses microtomy skills in the preparation of routine (paraffin embedded) microscopic slides according to standard operating procedures and/or required by study protocols
  • Performs routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining as well as cover slipping microscopic slides
  • Troubleshoots equipment and/or operation failures and takes appropriate actions to keep interruptions to a minimum
  • Analyzes raw data collection and solves for deviation in standard operating procedures (SOP) and/or protocol requirements
  • Disposition of hazardous chemical, generation of the hazardous chemical lab pack and data entry to the laboratory hazardous chemical records
  • Ordering of warehouse supplies and data entry to laboratory inventory records may be assigned



  • Associate's degree (AA), specializing in science, preferred
  • Work experience includes, but not limited to at least 1+ years laboratory experience and/or training HT (ASCP) eligible within one year of employment
  • Identification of tissue organs and/or tissue samples; microtomy skills and routine hematoxylin and eosin staining preferred  
    Handles and disposes biological and/or chemical substances and wastes in accordance with applicable policies and procedures
  • Wears appropriate PPE in accordance with policies and procedures. PPE may include, but is not limited to: N-95 respirator, face mask, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, gloves, and lab coat
Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Associate Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, December 7, 2020
  • Everett, WA, USA