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Aerotek Lab Technician-Histology in ROCKVILLE, Maryland


Position Summary The role builds practical knowledge and hands-on experience in histological processing of rodent tissues, with expertise in the brain and eye.

Essential Position Requirements Thin-slice sectioning of animal tissues using cryostat, freezing microtome, and vibratome Histological processing including basic staining (e.g. H&E), fluorescent immunohistochemistry (IHC) to asses protein expression, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to assess RNA expression, tissue mounting on glass slides with cover slipping Possibility to learn microscopy of prepared tissue samples including brightfield, fluorescent, and confocal imaging techniques; as well as subsequent quantitative analysis of images and conduct stereological counting Assist in lab management tasks, such as material inventory, ordering and equipment, making solutions, and general laboratory maintenance. Maintain impeccable records from raw data including data books and computer-generated data files and laboratory protocols


Histology, Staining, Microscopy, Immunohistochemistry, Laboratory, Microtome, Histotech, Pathology, Ascp, Microbiology, tissue, cryostat, vibratome, IHC, flourescent, confocal, neuroscience, brightfield microscopy

Top Skills Details:

Microscope microscopy histology tissue processing staining neuroscience

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  1. How many hours per week do you anticipate this person needing to be onsite? • 40 hours – onsite only
  2. What is the duration needed? • 6 months min. (could eventually be hired)
  3. Is there a set schedule per day you need the person here (i.e. 8-5)? • Standard working hours 8:30am-5:00pm

Degree and years of experience required? This to me is more like a lab tech – with a neuroscience focus. Ideal candidate would be right out of their Bachelors degree. Could eventually be temp to hire and that is what the manager wants.

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.