Pathologist Assistant 04

Pathologist Assistant.04

Posting Date:02/06/2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Non-Classified
FT/PT Status: Full-Time
Work Location: HSC-Pathology
Work Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

The Pathology Laboratory for Translational Medicine (PLTM) is seeking qualified applicants for a pathologist assistant position that blends a variety of professional office, pathology laboratory, tissue bank, and patient care setting work experiences under the direction of its Medical Director. The PLTM provides out-reach pathology services nationally and internationally that require independently travel, which at times is fast-paced, extensive (up to 3 weeks/month) and requires flexibility with short notice weekday, weekend and night time scheduling changes. The incumbent will be responsible for completing major laboratory operational assignments, including leading or participating on off-site pathology teams that receive, examine and process fresh human and animal tissue specimens. This position involves all aspects of the projects from development, implementation, tissue handling, data collection, analysis and report writing.  

Applicants should possess the following abilities and skills: Ability to clearly and concisely communicate, excellent interpersonal and professional judgment skills, attention to detail, multi-task and functionally organize projects; supervise group travel worldwide; function as a team member; operate effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume complex work environment , good writing and data analysis skills, and ability to train other staff, medical residents/fellows, graduate level professional students, and clients.

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline with laboratory course work or a non-science focus with two years of full time equivalent work experience in a similar position.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered.  Details of which can be found at:

WVU Health Sciences is a tobacco free campus.  West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  The position will remain open until filled. 

This position requires the following:

  • Background Check
  • Driver’s License
  • Must have a valid unrestricted passport to travel outside of country.
  • West Virginia Clinical Laboratory Technician/Technologist Licensure and Certification, if required (State law).
  • IATA Hazardous Shipping Certificate within 90 days of hire (Federal law).
  • Must maintain current Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) SET file with GLP archivist (Federal Register Title 21 Part58).
  • Must remain current with departmental computer based learning (CBL’s) modules (University required).
  • Must remain current with all HIPPA required training (University required).
  • Must remain current with IRB Human Subjects CITI and BRAAN training (Federal and University regulations).

West Virginia University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.




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