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Histology Technician I

Req ID #: 217238

Frederick, Maryland, USA

About this job

We are seeking a Histology Technician I for our Safety Assessment site located in Frederick, MD.

We are seeking a Histology Technician I for our Safety Assessment site located in Frederick, MD.

The Histology Technician I will perform basic histology laboratory procedures, participate in the documentation of all activities as required, and assist with shipping and receiving of samples.


  • Assist with and perform basic histology procedures (trimming, processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, and coverslipping)
  • Receive samples, complete tracking documentation, and prepare pathology materials and data for shipment and archiving
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required
  • Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred
  • 1 year of relevant laboratory experience required
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to must regularly lift, move, manipulate, &/or hold heavy objects up to and including 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform laboratory procedures, which require, talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into a computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations & company standards
  • Requires close vision, color vision, depth perception, & the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment:

  • Works in a research laboratory environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts
  • Works in or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles
  • Works at noise levels ranging from quiet to moderately noisy

Corrected Pay Range:   Starting pay $20/hour.   


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About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

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