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Medical technologist /   Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire – Histology
Covance - Meyrin
16.08.2019 | Employee | 100%

Medical technologist /

Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire – Histology

 

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. 

 

We are recruiting for our laboratory in Geneva and are currently seeking to hire a Medical Technologist (Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire) in Histology to help support the team.

 

This is a 6 months contract, in a full time position, working Tuesday to Saturday in Meyrin/Geneva.

Medical technologist / Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire – Histology

Medical technologist /

Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire – Histology

 

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. 

 

We are recruiting for our laboratory in Geneva and are currently seeking to hire a Medical Technologist (Technicien(ne) de Laboratoire) in Histology to help support the team.

 

This is a 6 months contract, in a full time position, working Tuesday to Saturday in Meyrin/Geneva.

 

About the Job

 

Within this position, your duties will include:

 

Histology techniques: tissue processing, block sectioning, staining, slide scanning, administrative tasks (60% in Histology), and now new IHC / FISH platforms new markers validations.

Utilize knowledge and experience with histology samples to maintain proper storage conditions and facilitate accessioning of blocks and slides (stained and unstained).

Routine microtomy and re-embedding of human tissue specimens from patients enrolled in clinical trials.

Ensure that Special Handling specimens are picked up from the appropriate area, sorted, accessioned, pre-scanned and registered into the appropriate temperature bins in a timely fashion.

Generation and application of specialized labels to include aliquot and or mini labels with client specific elements.

Prepare workstation, instrumentation and maintenance on instruments and or equipment daily, weekly, monthly. Ability to adequately maintain accurate records and both adhere to Standard Operating Procedures:

Calibrate instruments, verification of temperature, logging of data as required.

Ensure that maintenance is performed and documented according to SOP.

Perform basic instrument and or equipment troubleshooting.

Notify management when an instrument and or equipment does not meet specifications.

Adheres to all company policies and procedures and performs all departmental and interdepartmental SOP’s as written.

Adheres to safety and occupational health policies and standards.

Generates an appropriate audit trail of all activities and maintains own training file and required documentation.

 

About You

 

To be successful in this position, you will need to hold a

Medical Technologist (CFC holder)

OR

Pharmaceutical Biology Technologist (CFC holder)

OR

Medical Technologist (Swiss State School of Medical Technologist Degree holder)

OR

Medical Technologist (BTS, DUT, IUT Degree holder)

OR

Foreign Medical Technologist Degree holder with equivalency statement from Swiss Red Cross

 

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate:

 

1 year previous experience in histology laboratory setting unless HS educated with ASCP certification (must have some histology experience).

Able to work in a team as well as independently

Dynamic attitude and ability to work under pressure

Ability to take up challenges

Strong detail orientation

Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills

Ability to use several software packages i.e., Word, Excel, Access

Ability to adequately maintain accurate records and both adhere to and author Standard Operating Procedures.

Able to troubleshoot problems with automated histological equipment.

Requires theoretical and practical knowledge of histology and processing of human tissue specimens, including handling and storage of histology samples.

Candidate may have at least basic knowledge of molecular histology and techniques, including immunohistochemistry and FISH.

Candidate must be familiar with labeling and accessioning procedures and tracking of paraffin tissue blocks and slides.

 

Get to know Covance

 

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

 

The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

 

EEO Statement

 

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

 

Education/Qualifications:

 

See job description -  Medical technologist I

 

Experience:

 

See job description -  Medical technologist I

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