Histology Technician 2

Req ID #:  97064

S. San Francisco, CA, US, 94080

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Histology Technician II


  • Perform basic histology procedures (processing, embedding, microtomy, cryosectioning, staining, coverslipping and slide scanning) in accordance with scheduling and quality measures.
  • Conduct all slide labeling and tissue cassette printing
  • Learn and perform advanced histology procedures (slide QC, special stains, thick/thin sectioning).
  • Perform necropsy procedures including but not limited to; blood and tissue collection, fixation (including perfusion, snap freezing, OCT embedding), fresh tissue trimming and organ weights.
  • Be able to differentiate normal from abnormal tissue.
  • Receive samples, complete tracking documentation, and prepare pathology materials and data for shipment and archiving.
  • Maintain accurate instrument records including but not limited to; performance, maintenance reagent usage and waste disposal.
  • Assist in maintaining all necessary supplies to ensure the running of necropsy and core histology procedures.
  • Receive, label and store laboratory supplies.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule.
  • Under the direction of the pathology management, assist in training of junior staff.
  • Review laboratory documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance to study specific requirements.
  • Be adherent to all CRL and client health and safety practices and procedures
  • May cross-train in other areas of pathology.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education:  Associates degree or equivalent in a biological science preferred.
  • Experience:  3 years of pathology laboratory experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) preferred.

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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