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Laboratory Assistant - Histology ($17/hr)

Req ID #: 217243

Frederick, Maryland, USA

About this job

We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant for our Histology department located in Frederick, Maryland.

We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant for our Histology department located in Frederick, Maryland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in data recording
  • Ensure the laboratory is clean & orderly
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Health & Safety standards & department policies/procedures in the performance of all duties
  • Receive, label, & store laboratory supplies
  • Perform basic histology support procedures (documentation, solution preparation, labeling of cassettes, slides, & tissue bags, staining of slides with hematoxylin & eosin, etc.) 
  • Assist with setup & maintenance of paraffin tissue processors
  • Assist in ordering supplies
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • 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 and company standards
  • Requires close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


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

Pay rate: $17/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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