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Covance Histology Technologist II in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

Interested in a challenging new career with growth opportunities? Want to make a difference in the lives of millions? Covance is a leading supplier of drug development services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. We partner with innovative companies, offering valuable services in all phases of the drug development process. Come join our team at Covance in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are currently looking for a Histology Technician for our expanding Histology department.

Duties include

  • Routine microtomy, cryotomy and re-embedding of human tissue specimens from patients enrolled in clinical trials.

  • Experience in IHC, FISH and ISH techniques

  • Sort, inspection, accession, register sample into computer database.

  • Perfom Daily instrument maintenance and accurately record QC adhering to Standard Operating Procedures and performing basic troubleshooting.

  • Excellent documentation and computer skills to generates an appropriate audit trail of all activities.

  • Utilize knowledge and experience in histology techniques to process samples from accessioning, through to sectionng, lableing, staining, and QC with appropriate controls. be flexible to adjust to sample flow

  • Excellent communication skills to report progress and completion of projects to supervisor, manager and other parties as needed.

  • Must be highly organized and able to manage workload efficiently to complete samples.

  • Required to monitor and respond to email inbox questions and provide timely information to sample queries.

  • Attention to detail required for reporting sample results into database

  • Must review SOP for updates and take part in any process improvement

  • Maintaining a collaborative team environment, positive attitude and professional manner.


  • Two-three years experience working as a research or histology technician and must hold a current HT(ASCP) or HTL(ASCP) certification and completed a certified Histotechnologist program. Additional certifications highly desired such as QIHC


  • Must hold a Bachelors in Science and have 3 years experience working in a histology research or hospital environment utilizing daily histology techniques such as sectioning, staining, IHC and FISH



  • Must have at least 3 years experience in FFPE sectioning, wet tissue processing, minor tissue grossing and tisue orientation for embedding.

  • Must be proficient in routine staining, special staining, IHC and FISH techniques for a variety of tissue types.

  • Must have good computers skills and able to quickly learn and utilize computer software

  • Be organized, highly efficient and able to balance documentation 50% of lab work and 50% lab bench time performing histology techniques

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to work well as part of a team and independently.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.