Histology Technologist – (98733)

Urbana, Illinois, United States

Job description

Department to Be Determined – Campus-Wide

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Histology Technologist performs a wide variety of standard and non-standard histological tests and examinations and a limited variety of new, modified, or special tests and examinations to provide data on the causes and/or progress of disease. A Histology Technologist typically:

  1. trims, processes, embeds and sections both hard and soft tissues of any size and condition from any part of the body
  2. prepares tissues for light microscopic study by developing and/or applying routine, histochemical and immunohistochemical stains and procedures which may require microscopic differentiation
  3. examines all histochemical and immunohistochemical slides using a microscope; accepts or rejects slides on the basis of staining reactions
  4. cuts and stains frozen sections for rapid diagnosis by a pathologist
  5. prepares and maintains paraffin, reagents, and other solutions and stains according to standard formulas
  6. maintains laboratory equipment
  7. with appropriate supervision and guidance, performs tests and examinations which involve the application of new techniques and procedures
  8. assists in the instruction of students and laboratory personnel in the principles and techniques of histologic tests and examinations
  9. supervises subordinate laboratory personnel as assigned
  10. properly disposes of toxic chemicals and reagents and practices basic laboratory safety
  11. performs related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:


  1. American Society of Clinical Pathologists registered histologic technician HT (ASCP) or histotechnologist HTL (ASCP)


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in science such as microbiology, biology, chemistry, or a closely related field plus one year of clinical histology experience


  1. Two years (24 months) of responsible work experience and/or on-the-job training in histologic techniques in a laboratory facility which include performing qualitative and quantitative exams such as trimming, processing and embedding tissues, examining histochemical and immunohistochemical slides, and/or cutting and staining frozen sections.

For more information about this classification:


Histology Technologist positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. Most positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week), 12 months per year. The minimum stating salary is $23.88 per hour.

How to apply

To apply, submit a Civil Service application at http://jobs.illinois.edu/ and exam request form for Histology Technologist. Documents such as: college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for correspondence from: shr@uillinois.edu.

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Staff Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or jobs@illinois.edu.

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