Clinical Imaging Technician / 40 Hrs. / Days/ Pathology

    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Boston, MA 02108
    Full-time
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    Job Description

    GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

    Located in Boston, the Brigham and Women's Hospital brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer through novel immune-based therapies.

    The clinical imaging technician performs professional work in support of a large, institutionally-supported clinical research project termed ImmunoProfile. Specifically, the individual will assist with a novel diagnostic assay involving staining and imaging biopsy samples obtained from patients with cancer and receiving immuno-therapy. Under general supervision, this individual assists in performing semi-automated tissue staining and computer-assisted imaging and, in collaboration with a PhD scientist and other technicians, in scoring samples for major immunological markers of anti-tumor immunity. These data are reported back to clinical teams responsible for patient care. The work requires an intense interest in cancer biology and novel diagnostic and treatment strategies, a willingness to learn new skills, an ability to work independently and an attention to detail. The individual will be expected to work closely with PhD-level scientists, clinical oncologists, and pathologists in a hospital setting. Such an individual will also be expected to develop the skills to interpret results and determines whether they are consistent with experimental goals; review literature; and to assist in the assembly, organization and interpretation of data.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    1. Under the PI supervision, performs evaluation of immuno-histochemistry and immunofluorescence stains utilizing computer-based image analysis systems.
    2. Manages and maintains database containing experimental results and reagent information and storage locations
    3. Prepares and presents written or oral progress reports concerning studies, including assembly, organization and interpretation of data.
    4. Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments and equipment.
    5. Maintains a clean, orderly work area within the laboratory.
    6. Undertakes standard decontamination procedures prior to disposal of certain laboratory materials.
    7. May assist in supervising the work of other assigned laboratory personnel.
    8. May demonstrate and explain various laboratory techniques to laboratory personnel, students and others.
    9. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.

    Qualifications :

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Bachelor's Degree is preferred with a major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or immunology.
    2. Prior experience with implementation/validation of clinical laboratory information systems is preferred.
    3. Immunohistochemistry experience is preferred but not required.
    4. Experience with image analysis using commercial software is preferred but not required.
    5. Minimum of 1-2 years related experience; preferably, pathology-based laboratory experience is preferred but not required.
    6. Knowledge of information and techniques related to either biology, chemistry, cell biology, or medicine is required.
    Posting ID: 593066184Posted: 2020-12-15Job Title: Clinical Imaging Technician Pathology