Staff Scientist

February 21 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Requisition ID: 9744

Job Title: Research Pathologist - Staff Scientist

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Performs a major role in supporting the Pathology Core and the Biorepository for solid tumors. The Pathology Core supports both human and animal research with routine histology services such as embedding, sectioning, staining, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and antibody optimization. Support for the Core consist of: evaluating the quality of stains and sections, interacting with researchers on appropriate antibodies for research projects, review of slides for antibody optimization, participating in the development of new technology to further the Core, interacting with staff pathologists, etc. The Biorepository supports the collection, processing and storage of residual tissue for the COH General Research Protocol. The Biorepository also supports requests for tissue for research purposes from stored frozen and research FFPE sources, as well as archived clinical blocks. Support can consist of reading slides for percent tumor and quality of tissue from both frozen and FFPE sources, providing input on selection of clinical FFPE blocks for research projects, interacting with staff pathologists on issues relating to the selection of clinical blocks for research, construction of tissue microarrays, and performing tissue microdissections, etc.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides pathology support within the Pathology Core and the solid tumor Biorepository.
  • Assists with the development of new immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization procedures.
  • Supports Core research staff for technical issues and questions, and standard operating procedures.
  • Discusses projects at regular intervals with the Laboratory Supervisor, Operations Manager, Pathologist Directors, and Researchers.
  • Meets mutually agreed upon project goals.
  • Stays current with the relevant literature.
  • Enhances professional growth and development by participation in educational programs, workshops, conferences, and meetings which are mutually agreed upon.
  • Assists in preparation of research reports and manuscripts.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, and objectives including performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental and infection control guidelines, andadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan.Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Medical degree and training as an Anatomic Pathologist with certification in or outside the US will be given preference.
  • Five years working as an Anatomic Pathologist in or outside the US.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.Able to work with minimal supervision in support of Core services.
  • Fosters and promotes a positive image and professional appearance.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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