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Vector Laboratories is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of labeling and detection reagents for immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, DNA/RNA detection & glycobiology. We have developed a number of key technologies that revolutionized the field of IHC including VECTASTAIN® ABC systems, ImmPRESS™ Micropolymer Reagents, Mouse on Mouse (M.O.M.™) Immunodetection Systems, and VECTASHIELD® Antifade Mounting Media for fluorescence applications. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help scientists reach new visualization frontiers. Over the past 40 years, our products have enabled progress in biomedical research and medicine and have been cited in over 300,000 publications worldwide. Vector Laboratories is an independent, privately-held California corporation with a subsidiary in the U.K. Our products are also available worldwide through a network of independent distributors. Vector Laboratories is now part of Maravai LifeSciences following the strategic equity investment made in 2016.

Vector Laboratories maintains a friendly and collaborative work environment that fosters creativity and personal growth.  We offer full time employees a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program.  Vector Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Vector Laboratories team.

We have the following positions available:

 


 

 Quality Control Analyst, Histology Specialist

Job description

General Position Summary

The Quality Control Analyst, Histology Specialist, is responsible for maintaining the paraffin and frozen tissue section supplies required for both the Quality Control and Research & Development departments. This position is also responsible for the analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, finished goods, and stability samples following established operating procedures, and may also analyze samples from the research and development department using established testing procedures.   S/he may also be responsible for organizing and maintaining laboratory reagents/supplies. The individual must have sound judgment, be self-motivated, and possess the social skills necessary to work well with colleagues.  

 

Essential Job Functions
 

  • Section & mount serial sections of paraffin embedded tissues using a rotary microtome
  • Section and mount using a manual cryostat
  • Maintain microtomy instruments
  • Perform experiments according to established procedures, interpret test results, compare results to established specifications and control limits, and make decisions on sample performance
  • Program and run experiments on the Biocare Intellipath Autostainer
  • Calibrate, validate, and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Prepare and/or maintain necessary inventories of laboratory reagents
  • Complete all documentation needed to support testing procedures
  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and safe laboratory environment
  • Monitor quality testing protocols to ensure that all tests all performed according to established operating procedures

 

Education

BS Degree in Histotechnology, Life Science, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Experience and Qualifications
  

  • 3-5 years of related laboratory experience, prior histotechnology experience a plus
  • Adaptability to change and learn new procedures and techniques
  • Able to clearly communicate ideas, reasoning, and conclusions to a varied audience & productively interact with diverse personalities and backgrounds
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of work quality
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication

 

Please submit resumes to [email protected].