Caris Diagnostics   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Not Specified years

Posted 38 days ago

Position Summary:

The Pathologist, with expertise in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, will provide high complexity tests, offered by Caris Life Sciences, for theranostic cancer profiling including, histo-pathologic diagnoses, immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization tests, select areas of tumor (microdissection) for molecular analyses, and will provide consultations on the findings to the ordering physicians.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Provide microscopic pathologic examination of submitted specimens.
  2. Evaluate adequacy of specimens for testing and make recommendations when limited specimen is available.
  3. Provide interpretation of immunohistochemical (IHC) stains.
  4. Provide interpretation of in-situ hybridization (ISH) stains.
  5. Review batch and instrument quality control stains as needed.
  6. Provide final review all elements of a tumor profiling service and sign-out the report.
  7. Consult with peer Pathologists on cases as requested or needed.
  8. Participate in Quality Assurance programs, i.e., serve as reviewer for cases and participate in intradepartmental conferences to ensure and improve accuracy of diagnoses and quality of care.
  9. Train and supervise pathology assistants, and may participate in medical students, residents and fellows engaged in specialty training.
  10. Follow established policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, safety, environmental, and/or control standards.
  11. Promote and work to improve relationships with clinicians and the pathology community.
  12. Assist as needed to perform other related duties and special projects as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  1. Ability to provide the highest level of tumor profiling support for cancer patients and advancement of science of oncology.
  2. Ability to learn internal software programs for diagnosis/case management purposes.
  3. Proven ability to learn and collaborate with others in a complex, multi-functional and highly specialized environment.
  4. Ability to communicate findings effectively in writing and in person.
  5. Requires a high degree of care and attention with strict adherence to defined clinical testing protocols.
  6. Demonstrated skills and high level of attention to detail in technical performance of the performed tests and ability to troubleshoot.
  7. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and general working knowledge of Internet for business use.
  8. Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  9. Drive for Results (Service, Quality, and Continuous Improvement) – Ensure procedures and processes are in place that lead to delivery of quality results and continually reassess their effectiveness to achieve continuous improvement.
  10. Communication – Proficient verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to share and receive information and ideas from all levels of the organization in order to achieve the desired results.
  11. Teamwork – Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team.
  12. Customer Service Focus – Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding client/customer needs and then exceed service and quality expectations.

Education, Certification/Licensure, and/or Experience

  1. The Pathologist must be a M.D. or D.O. with AP or AP/CP Board certification or Board eligibility (for recently trained individuals).
  2. Additional training/experience in Surgical Pathology, Immunohistochemistry or fellowship training (with Board eligibility or certification) in Molecular Pathology is welcomed but not required.
  3. Eligibility for licensure in Arizona and other states to satisfy needs of the national referral laboratory providing services across the USA.
  4. Additional advantage will be given to applicants with the record of publications using immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization or molecular genetic testing methods particularly in cancer investigations.

Physical Demands

  1. Will work at a computer some of the time.
  2. Visual acuity and analytical skill to distinguish fine detail.
  3. Must possess ability to sit for long periods of time.
  4. Ability to lift up to 5 pounds.
  5. May have exposure to high noise levels in the data center, fumes and bio-hazardous material in the lab environment. Exposure to formaldehyde, xylene, DAB and alcohol which emit fumes. The formaldehyde, xylene, and DAB are carcinogenic.
  6. May be required to handle blood-borne pathogens and general laboratory reagents.