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Job Summary

Cancer Center Core Histotechnologist- Specialization in Immunohistochemistry 



Functional supervision may be exercised over Laboratory Assistants, Laboratory Aides, and other assigned staff.


  • Develop and perform immunohistochemical staining of cells and/or tissues on glass slides. Most stains are needed for Cancer Center researchers utilizing animal models or human xenografts. Certain core stains are maintained in the lab but many new stains are worked up for individual research projects.
  • Prepare specimens of frozen tissue for microscopic evaluation in order to provide information on the functioning of tissues and organs and other information relative to the cause and progression of disease.


  • Maintain required records.
  • Maintain quality/quantity standards of quality control.
  • Maintain condition of assigned equipment, instrument and work area.
  • Order and maintain supplies as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or other related science field or an equivalent combination of education and clinical experience.
  • Completion of a Histotechnology training program is necessary.
  • HT (ASCP) certification and Qualification in Immunohistochemistry or equivalent registry is desirable.
  • Previous histotechnology experience is desirable.
  • This position requires frequent standing/walking, as well as lifting.

Additional Information

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.