Asst, Lab I - Histology in Indianapolis, IN at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    2560 Shadeland Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Histology Lab Assistant

AmeriPath Indianapolis

Monday - Friday Evening Shift - 2:00pm - 10:30pm (15% Shift Differential after 5:00pm)

Performs very basic functions to assist in the preparation of histopathology samples. 

  • Perform routine activities involved in the preparation of histopathology slides under general supervision and according to policies and procedures. 
  • Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection. 
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting. 
  • Monitor inventory, requisition supplies prior to depletion; stock and maintain laboratory supplies. 
  • Clean, sterilize, organize and maintain work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, and supply cabinets, as needed). 
  • Perform coverslipping of stained slides both manually and automated. 
  • Responsible for all assigned clerical duties. 
  • Comply with all health, quality and safety policies, procedures and practices. Required to use personal protective equipment. 
  • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position. 


Required Work Experience:  


Preferred Work Experience:  

One (1) year of previous histopathology or other laboratory experience and/or training preferred. 

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. 

  • Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time. 

  • Frequent walking and/or standing. 

  • May be required to use a wide variety of laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity. 


  • Basic knowledge of operating non-complex instrumentation. 


  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or errors on an ongoing basis and retain the information once learned. 

  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency. 

  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients. 

  • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems. 

  • Ability to enter 6,000 alphanumeric keystrokes/hour. 

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)
Some College Courses