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Covance Histotechnician 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.

We ae looking for dynamic Histology Technicians who will

  • Receive, inspect, validate and label and track samples via computer database

  • Process daily samples according to written procedures prior to end of day utilizing histology techniques of cryotomy, microtomy, tissue grossing, tissue embedding, routine staining, special staining, immunohistochemistry (IHC)

  • Maintain accurate documentation and paper work to provide a sample audit trail. Communicate sample enquiries and issues via email to internal and external clients and work well as a part of a team as well as independently

Saturday rotation 1/5 required*


  • Must have at least 2 years experience working as a research or histology technician

  • Must hold a current HT(ASCP) or HTL(ASCP) certification and completed a certified Histotechnologist program. Additional certifications highly desired such as QIHC


  • Alternatively must hold a Bachelors in Science and have 4 years experience working in a research or hospital environment utilizing daily histology techniques such as sectioning, staining, IHC and FISH


  • Must have at least 2 years experience in FFPE sectioning, wet tissue processing, minor tissue grossing and tissue orientation for embedding. Must be proficient in routine staining, special staining, IHC. Experience with FISH techniques is a plus.

  • Must have excellent 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 communication skills and able to work well as part of a team and independently.

  • Must have high attention to detail and problem solving

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.