The West Virginia University Pathology Laboratory for Translational Medicine at the Health Sciences Center is seeking applications for a Pathologist Assistant. This position has responsibilities in the Pathology Laboratory for Translational Medicine and blends a variety of work experiences in a professional office setting, as well as on-site and off-site histopathology laboratories and tissue banking. The Pathologist Assistant will be responsible for completing substantial components of the client's histopathology projects, including tissue collection, processing and staining. This position's work requires precision, accuracy and complete, detailed written documentation.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Carry out laboratory operational assignments, including development, implementation, tissue handling, data collection and analysis of projects.
Execute animal and human pathology laboratory protocols.
Perform routine and custom specimen dissections (including necropsies).
Assess, measure and record gross findings using medical terminology.
Accurately compile laboratory records and label specimens.
Provide preliminary real-time data and tissue results to clients.
Organize and prepare source data files, microscopic slides and paraffin blocks for archiving.
Provide professional outreach histopathology services nationally (CONUS) and internationally (OUTCONUS)
Travel internationally, as needed.
Work Hours: The position requires flexibility with weekday, weekend and night time scheduling, and possible short notice schedule changes.
Bachelor's degree with a health sciences or basic science focus and corresponding course work from an accredited institution of higher education
Knowledge and/or experience in anatomy, histopathology and tissue banking techniques preferred
Ability to work independently in a variably structured environment.
Excellent quantitative and qualitative laboratory skills, including: project design, project design and procedure development.
Data collection, organization and analysis, including basic statistics
Proficiency with computers and electronic communication systems, including: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe Photoshop,standard statistics program, database software, CoPath, and Epic within 90 days of hire
West Virginia University