Medical Laboratory Scientist
Duke University Health System
Laboratory: Electron Microscopy and Immunochemistry Laboratory
Education Required: Bachelor of Science in Biological Science
Experience Required: 2 years of biological TEM experience
Surgical Pathology Electron Microscopy (SPEM)
- Ensure correct identity and labeling of samples. Maintain identity throughout all procedures.
- In EPIC Beaker, receive SPEM samples and accession as necessary.
- Prepare EM fixatives, reagents, and stains. Safely handle liquid nitrogen.
- Process and embed samples according to protocols.
- Cut thick and thin sections using an ultramicrotome. Stain thick sections with Toluidine Blue. Stain thin sections with Uranyl Acetate and Lead Citrate.
- Operate transmission electron microscopes (TEM) and collect digital images. Digitally process images with Photoshop. Sample types include kidney, muscle, heart, cilia, etc.
- Deliver toluidine blue stained sections and digital images to the appropriate pathologist.
Electron Microscopy Diagnostic Virology (EMDV)
- Ensure correct identity and labeling of samples. Maintain patient identity throughout all procedures. Receive and process samples in EPIC software, accession and order tests as needed.
- Work in a biological safety cabinet, observe Universal Precautions, and adhere to proper sterile techniques to process human bodily fluids and blood in a manner to prevent cross-contamination of samples. Closely follow all protocols.
- Centrifuge samples, process cell pellets for embedding, generate TEM grids, and negatively stain using uranyl acid.
- Operate transmission electron microscope to find and identify human pathogenic virus and collect digital images.
- Report and verify results of testing in EPIC software. Maintain all appropriate documentation. Maintain positive sample database.
- Prepare reagents, stains, and solutions. Decontaminate finished grids, log them in log file, and file in grid files. Keep lab clean, stocked, and organized. Observe all safety regulations.
Duke University Health System offers an excellent benefit package. See HR.Duke.edu
Contact by email: Kathryn.Perkinson@duke.edu
Date job published: 1/19/2024
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