Histology Technician (evening and overnight shifts)

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/5/2018 10:08 AM)
Requisition ID
Allied Health - All

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

We Are:


The Department of Pathology - a collaborative team focused on one goal: delivering the proper scientific diagnosis in the most expert manner. We receive approximately 25,000 major surgical resection specimens and perform about 45 autopsies annually. We have recently completed renovation of our entire Surgical Laboratories - Gross Room, including 15 ThermoFisher senior grossing stations, Histology Lab and IHC Lab.

We are currently seeking experienced Histology Technicians to join our Pathology Department. We have multiple evening and overnight positions available.


You Are:

  • A problem solver, who can manage complex and high quantity processes 
  • A good decision maker, with proven success of making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. 
  • Action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • An effective communicator, capable of developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of difference audiences.
  • Adaptable in your approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. 

You Will:

  • Processes fresh and fixed tissue specimens for surgical, autopsy, and investigative histopathology preparations under supervision.
  • Performs assigned quality control procedures.
  • Records daily, weekly, and monthly quality control and preventive maintenance activities. 
  • Performs preventive maintenance activities as scheduled, documenting on appropriate logs.
  • Work at one of our facilities in New York City (Relocation assistance available for this job, pending completion of 6 months employment). 

You Need:

  • Equivalent of 2 years of college with knowledge of biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology.
  • New York State Clinical Laboratory Technician or Histology Technician certification/license.
  • 1 year experience in histopathology techniques. 
  • Excellent communication skills - including verbal, written and computer. 
  • ASCP Certification strongly preferred.

Hours of work:

  • 37.5 hours per week.
  • Different days available, including weekends.
  • Evening shifts are 3 pm -11 pm and 4 pm - 12 am. 
  • Overnight shift is 10:00pm - 6:00am.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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