Laboratory Assistant in Long Island City, New York
HistoWiz is the largest online histopathology company based in New York City. Our mission is to help biomedical researchers find cures by accelerating histopathology and enabling global collaboration. We are looking for a Laboratory Assistant interested in joining us in our mission and making an impact in the scientific community.
Since inception in 2013, we have doubled our month-over-month sales, driven primarily by customer referrals. We are profitable, won numerous awards and are funded by prestigious investors, including Y-Combinator and Zhenfund. We are seasoned scientists with experience at leading academic institutions and have published high impact research in top journals of biomedicine.
HistoWiz has over 1,000 paying customers globally from top academic institutions (e.g. MSKCC, Harvard, Stanford, HHMI) and pharmaceutical companies (e.g. CRISPR, Johnson & Johnson, Regeneron). We process tissue specimens and digitize all of the results, hosting our client’s data on a proprietary platform, PathologyMapTM . This platform not only enables industry-leading turnaround time for diagnosis, but also online viewing, sharing and search. No other platform like this exists, so we are truly building something new that can bridge scientists, doctors, and patients from all over the world to conquer life-threatening diseases collaboratively instead of individually. This online platform also contains the world’s largest collection of pathology data and the first network of top pathologists.
We believe in investing in our employees’ professional development and encourage networking within the bioscience, tech, and startup communities for all our employees and collaborators. Above all, we look to foster strong team values, where we support each other through this fast-paced, ever-growing environment.
We're looking for someone who wants to learn and understand the inner-workings of a rising biotechnology company and is excited to commit towards long term growth within the company. If this sounds like you, please apply!
Shipping and receiving client projects
Maintain inventory and supplies
Organize slides for packaging client specimens for shipments and delivery
Slide and cassette printing
Slide cleaning and scanning
Follow strict quality control and quality assurance standard operating procedures
Maintain accurate work records and document all progress in our Laboratory Information Systems
Design and recommend processes, systems, and operational changes to increase efficiency and effectiveness
Communicate with customers via phone and email
Perform any other duties upon request
Bachelor's degree in life science or equivalent field preferred.
1 year of laboratory experience in a molecular biology lab or working with animal model
Research or work experience with histology or immunohistochemistry strongly preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
Detail-oriented and have high integrity and discipline while working under pressure
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to perform repetitive tasks
Schedule flexibility for weekend or late shifts (outside of 9-5PM business hours)
We believe in investing in our employees’ professional development, and encourage networking within the bioscience, tech, and startup communities for all our employees and collaborators. Compensation is top-notch and stock option is available for outstanding employees, commensurate with the impact you have within our organization, and for the scientific community overall. In addition, we provide the time and freedom to pursue independent projects.
100% coverage on employee health, vision and dental insurance, partial coverage for family
STARTUP NY benefits (exempt from New York State and NYC personal income tax, 10% salary per year)
NY Commuter benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
Retirement planning (401k)
3 weeks PTO
Team building events outside of the office