Jan 14, 2022

Electron Microscopy Technologist, Full-Time, Days

  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Chicago, IL, USA

Job Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


The Electron Microscopy Technologist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The EM tech is primarily responsible for the collection and adequacy assessment of tissue for Electron Microscopy evaluation, and for the fixation, processing, sectioning, staining, and performance of EM. The acquisition of photographic images and the management of tissue transportation for other lab testing areas are also critical.


  • Attend tissue collection (primarily renal biopsies) procedures and perform adequacy assessment of the collected tissue. Using a dissecting microscope, a gross analysis of the tissue is performed and adequacy is communicated to the surgeon or fellow.
  • Proper handling of the tissue and transport to other areas of Pathology for testing is managed by the EM tech.
  • Fixation, processing, sectioning, staining, mounting of specimens for analysis in the Electron Microscope
  • Examination of tissue in the EM and subsequent acquisition of photographic images
  • Performs and documents quality assurance and maintains records as required by the laboratory and accrediting agencies (CAP, JCAHO, etc)
  • Operates and maintains equipment and service records.
  • Participates in evaluating new equipment



  • B.S. degree in Biological Sciences with at least one course in electron microscopy


  • HT (ASCP)
  • Experience and coursework in histological techniques

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.