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Reference # : 19-00643 Title : Associate Scientist II
Location : North Chicago, IL
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 06/03/2019 / 10/04/2019  
Description
Associate Scientist II:

Purpose of Role:
General and analyze precise, reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner, under the direction of a more senior scientific leader. Demonstrate experimental precision and should possess general understanding of core discipline.

Responsibilities:
-ability to consistently produce high quality histological slides
-capable of performing or developing requested immunohistorchemical techniques
- Recognize variations in tissue specimens
-Knowledge of chemical rational of staining procedures
-Ability to recognized and deduce the probable cause of technical difficulties and respond accordingly
-Establish and exercise proper quality control
-Analyzes, interprets, and evaluates results at each tissue processing step to maintain quality control
-Completely follow established experimental protocols and assess results with supervision
-Recognize and report experimental variances.
-Apply basic scientific principles to research
-Learn and effectively implement new experimental protocols and/or techniques. Maintain laboratory equipment and optimize laboratory operations for efficient use of time, laboratory supplies and reagents, when appropriate.
-Consult literature to understand scientific purpose of assignments. Impact projects predominantly through lab/or pilot plant based activities.
-Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance and animal care where applicable.

Qualifications:
-B.S./B.A. Biology/Chemistry or related field, with 3-5 + years relevant experience
-HT (ASCP) certification is preferred, but a candidate with strong biology skills and a willingness to learn may be considered

Preferred Qualifications:
-Histotechnologist Certification (HT) preferred
-Immunohistochemistry (IHC) experience greatly preferred
-Applicable animal experience desired
-ideally greater than 3 years of experience within a histology/pathology laboratory within a GLP pharmaceutical company, CRO, hospital or diagnostic company. Capable of developing immunohistochemical protocols.

Other desirable attributes:
-Well organized
-Self-motivated
-Detailed oriented
-Ability to work and effectively communicate with a team environment