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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Laboratory Technician I (Part-time) - Pathology



Full Time

On Site


San Diego, California, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Laboratory Technician I to support the Department of Pathology located at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA. . CA. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Department of Pathology. U.S. Citizenship is Required. This is a Part-Time Position.

The incumbent packs and ships glass slides and paraffin embedded samples to a partner site to develop a de-identified tissue and slide repository for cancer research. Confirms that all material is de-identified to meet HIPAA safe harbour standards. Locates, cleans, and prepares glass slides for whole slide imaging. Runs and monitors a slide scanner to produce high-quality whole slide images. Complies with all laboratory quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) plans and procedures.

NOTE: All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.


  1. De-identifies and packs glass slides and paraffin embedded samples for shipment to a partner site. Follows QA/QC procedures to ensure minimal glass breakage and highly accurate de-identification. Follows local, state, and federal guidelines for handling and disposing of sharps.
  2. Prepares slides for scanning by locating, de-identifying. and cleaning them, closely following QA/QC procedures and glass slide handling guidelines. Verifies image quality and monitors scanners for correct and consistent operation. Re-files slides in the archive after scanning.
  3. Maintains logs of shipment timing, contents, and preparation time to assist with accurate forecasting. Maintains logs of scanned slides and provides them to CRADA partners.
  4. Transfers material between worksites as required to scan slides or prepare shipments.
  5. Receives supplies, stores them appropriately, and notifies pertinent personnel. Ensures adequate inventory/supplies for laboratory use. Schedules repairs and annual maintenance on scanners and other laboratory equipment.
  6. Participates in planning meetings and follows through on action items promptly to ensure coordination between sites and partner teams.
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of handling glass slides, sharps safety, and disposing of biomedical waste.
  • Ability to use Google Sheets for data entry and logging.
  • Basic computer knowledge to operate scanners.

Minimum Education: Associates degree required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 0-2 years of experience required.

Work Environment: Lab Environment.

Work Arrangement: This position is 100% on site and has no teleworking capability.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.