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 changes when traveling.
Bachelor's degree with a histology, health sciences or basic science focus and corresponding laboratory course work from an accredited institution of higher education
Six (6) months of experience as an histology technologist preferred
Knowledge and 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:
Data collection, organization and analysis, including basic statistics
Proficiency with computers and electronic communication systems, including:
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Standard statistics program
Database software and clinical Medsite
CoPath, Epic and BRAAN systems with 90 days of hire
Valid driver's license
Valid unrestricted passport to travel outside of country
West Virginia Clinical Laboratory Technician/Technologist Licensure and Certification, if required (state law)
Must maintain current Good Laboratory Practices SET file with GLP archivist
Must remain current with the following:
Departmental computer based learning modules
All HIPAA required training
IRB Human Subjects CITI and BRAAN training (Federal and University regulations)
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 142700
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.