Pathology Technician I

Location : Location US-MD-Gaithersburg
ID 2024-4656
Research and Science
Full Time - Permanent


Inotiv is currently looking to hire a Pathology Technician I to support our Gaithersburg, MD location. 


This is a non-exempt role paying $23.60-24/hr. 


Corporate Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to laboratory health and safety
  • Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Adherence to applicable company policies and guidelines
  • Adherence to federal and/or local regulations as applicable


Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Learns how to review study protocol and ensure study tasks and data for pre-clinical research studies are conducted in accordance with established protocols, SOPs, GLPs, and other pertinent regulatory requirements.
  • Learns to serve as head technician for basic studies and to perform protocol review in preparation for PI meeting attendance. Position requires the ability to manage multiple studies within scope of expertise.
  • Learns how to generate study forms and worksheets.
  • Receives extensive training in various technical procedures including: prosection of multiple species (rats, mice, rabbits, canines, primates) for necropsy
  • Receives extensive training in various technical procedures including: c-sections and various fetal examinations (externals, viscerals, heads, and skeletals) for DART.
  • Receives extensive training in various technical procedures including: basic use of the Hamilton Thorne Tox-IVOS System (sperm motility) and assist with various aspects of sperm analysis (density, spermatid head counts, and morphology) for SCVCE/Fertility.
  • Learns how to maintain equipment for base laboratory.
  • Learns how to maintain sanitation in the necropsy and DART rooms and the storage of supplies (if applicable).
  • Learns how to prepare stains and fixatives.
  • Learns to record observations and collect other relevant data via data capture systems and/or hand-generated forms in accordance with GLPs, SOPs, and protocol.
  • Learns and performs proper procedure for shipment of samples and maintenance of inventories.


Additional Position Responsibilities (if applicable):

  • Learns to recognize deviations, informs appropriately and documents with assistance.
  • Learns to plan assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedule multiple assignments.
  • Learns to review own data and identifies potential problems.
  • Identifies process improvements and may write SOPs with assistance.
  • Safely work with potentially hazardous substances including potential/known teratogens, carcinogens and/or radiolabeled test materials.
  • Ability to function effectively in a team-oriented atmosphere and work independently when necessary.
  • May assist with more advance procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Prepares for ALAT certification


  • B.S. or B.A. degree in Biology, Life sciences, Chemistry or Science field, or High School diploma/equivalent and 12 months appropriate laboratory experience, preferred.  Additional experience may substitute for lack of High School diploma.  College level courses may substitute for 6 months experience.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with basic computer applications such as email, MS Word and Excel.

Additional Requirements:

  • Overtime, weekend and holiday work as required.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit for several hours at a time during necropsy, microscopy, etc.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated immunological tolerance to animals (if applicable to base laboratory).
  • Work requires passing annual physical and the use of other PPE (personal protective equipment)

*This position could be offered at different levels for candidates who qualify with a combination of advanced levels of education and/or years of experience.  The salary range will adjust along with the level of the role to match the person’s relevant experience and/or education level.


Inotiv is a growing contemporary drug discovery and development company where we “Play to Win” in an industry rich with opportunity.  Together, we face challenges and together we win in the delivery of world-class drug discovery and development solutions that impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.  There’s an opportunity for everyone at all phases of a career, each individual’s unique skill set has an impact on the work we conduct. If you have the talent and desire to impact the quality of people’s lives, we have the career opportunities to make it happen.  Join us in embracing research and science to impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.


Inotiv has been named a 2023 Top Workplace!

Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401K, and more!


Inotiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.




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