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Pathology Technician

Company: W.L. Gore & Associates
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

About the Role: W. L. Gore and Associates is looking for a Pathology Technician to be employed as a member of the Biosciences' Pathology team that supports the development of state-of-the art implantable medical devices, including but not limited to vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, cardiac devices, surgical meshes and sutures. This person will have demonstrated the ability to perform post-mortem examinations of various laboratory animal species and humans, accurately perform data entry activities, and " gross-in" specimens in preparation for histological processing. They will also demonstrate the ability to perform various laboratory procedures including, but not limited to, histomorphometry, digital radiography, and tissue perfusion, as well as excellent attention to detail and accuracy, ability to effectively manage their time, have a growth mindset, be an excellent team player and have excellent communication skills.

This role will be located at our facility in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is post-mortem examination of various laboratory animal species to include comprehensive macroscopic examination of organs, tissues, and devices; accurate and concise data entry into appropriate forms and support ex vivo (including cadavers) and animal model de velopment efforts
  • Collect histomorphometric data using a quantitative image analysis system (Bioquant)
  • Support research (explant) scientists and anatomic pathologists with intaking clinical specimens, initial clinical specimen communications, and archiving clinical and experimental studies
  • Support histotechnicians/histotechnologists and anatomic pathologists with grossing experimental specimens (tissues, devices)
  • Participate in writing/reviewing/revising standard operating procedures (SOPs) and supporting quality assurance unit associates with internal/external audit activities
  • Perform various laboratory procedures (tissue profusion, digital x-ray operation, etc.)
  • Collaborate with appropriate associates such as pathologists, pathology specialists, histotechnicians, study directors, research scientists, veterinarians, nonclinical research technicians, and engineers as part of daily activities
  • Knowledge of and adherence to good laboratory practice (GLP) guidelines
  • The role requires execution of procedures driven by Animal Welfare Act compliant research protocols and standard operating procedures
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required within the scope of the position

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's of Science in Biology or related Life Science OR Associate's Degree in Biology or related life science with experience in animal and/or human anatomy
    • Experience in a laboratory setting
    • Working knowledge of laboratory animal and/or human anatomy
    • Minimum 1 year of demonstrated documentation and data collection experience in a laboratory, clinical or regulated environment
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as with a small team
    • Demonstrated ability to foster an inclusive environment that engages and empowers fellow associates
    • Ability to lift approximately 50lbs independently, and 80lbs with assistance

      Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience in working in a quality system
      • Experience in performing necropsy and or tissue dissection

        What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

        We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing". Learn more at gore.com/careers/benefits

        We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at gore.com/careers/contact

Keywords: W.L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff , Pathology Technician, Healthcare , Flagstaff, Arizona

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