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Pathology Assistant

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
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The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) in conjunction with the Pathology Biorepository Shared Service (PBSS) eagerly seeks a motivated, skilled, and engaging Pathology Assistant to add to our vibrant team and growing research network. The Pathology Assistant under limited supervision will assist the Pathology Biorepository Shared Service (PBSS) core in the acquisition of high-quality banked tissue specimens for downstream research efforts at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

This is a part-time position working approximately 20 hours per week.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual paid leave package with vacation, holiday, sick, and personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Primary Duties:

  • Processes and banks tissues for PBSS, researcher-specific and NCI procurement protocols; processes blood and bone marrow specimens for Greenebaum Cancer Center protocols and catalogues archived cells.
  • Surgical grossing for purposes of banking high-quality biospecimens.
  • Storage, release, and shipment of tissue samples.
  • Maintenance of secure tissue collection databases.
  • Daily communication with operating room and pathology department staff, and research customers for the acquisition of biospecimens.
  • Enters archival data into database, maintains database, and utilizes database for fulfillment of tissue requests.
  • Assist in the coordination of histology requests for research customers and University of Maryland Medical Center Greenbaum Cancer Center (GCC) clinical trials.
  • Performs quality control of banked specimens in conjunction with attending pathologists.
  • Performs surgical pathology examination of designated specimens, including gross description and dissection of organs in accordance with generally accepted Anatomic Pathology protocols and departmental procedures, under the direction of the Pathologists.
  • Develops researcher-specific tissue processing and procurement protocols.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of PBSS and Surgical Pathology procedure manuals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications
    Education: Master’s degree from accredited Pathologists Assistant program is required. Experience: Six (6) months of professional experience assisting with surgical pathology examinations and autopsies. License/Certification: Must be certified by a national registry such as ASCP, or attain such registry within one year of hire date.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of principles of surgical pathology, clinical laboratory processes, testing and analytical procedures.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.     
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written.
    • Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.
    • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions.
     Hiring Range: $35,568 - $46,500 for part-time hours ($76,000 - $93,000 annualized)  UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].  If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

    Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
    Shift: Day Job
    Organization: School of Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Job Posting: Jul 13, 2021
    Unposting Date: Jul 27, 2021, 10:59:00 PM


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