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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Histology Technician - Translational Molecular Pathology in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Research Histology Technician position is to provide technical skills in the preparation of tissue specimens for research experiments. The scope of the position is to impact the production of quality histology preparations to be used for research purposes.


Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.

  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.


Performance of Routine Histological Procedures Performs all routine histological procedures, frozen and other specialized sectioning (to include LCM sectioning and preparation, micron intervals, paraffin shavings and thick sectioning) and staining, and all other procedures utilized in the Research Histology Core Laboratory in a proficient manner.

Technical Expertise Work independently, follow standard operating procedures and policies and use good judgment. Work proficiently and independently from satellite sites and maintain work quality and quantity. Proficient in the use of Histology Laboratory equipment.

iLabs System Operation and Management Perform basic or entry level molecular pathology techniques. Entry level knowledge of the use of Histology Chargeback System (iLabs).

Record keeping and data collection: Assist in maintaining inventory, supplies and maintain proper maintenance on equipment.

Continuing Education Continue education through current literature, workshops and State and National Conferences.

High school diploma or equivalent. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 138917

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Science Jobs: No