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Senior Research Worker

Pathology and Cell Biology

Senior Research Worker

  • 533322
  • Medical Center
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 19 2023
  • Technical Grade 7
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $70,387.65 to $70,387.65
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

  • Tissue examination of minimum complexity specimens limited to description, inking and cutting of the specimen according to established SOP’s.  Limited to biopsy specimens. 


  • 70% -  Tissue examination of biopsies, bone marrows and hardware specimens.  Review clinical and other pertinent information on test requisitions slips, specimen’s container and other forms submitted with specimen.  Photograph specimens according to established SOP’s.  Maintain specimen identity throughout grossing procedures by using AB&T bar coding according to departmental SOP’s.
  • 15% - Provide various supportive functions such as grossing bench / instrument decontamination, hazardous waste removal, specimen triage, labeling of Pathology materials and specimen transport, etc.  Organizing & matching specimens, test requisitions slips, specimen cassettes and related materials/records, heavy lifting.  Calibration of faxitron.   Successfully carries out and maintains QA/QC procedures as per policy and procedures.
  • 10% -  Maintains statistical records and other related records pertaining to the laboratory.  File / sort grossed specimens pending disposal.  Dispose of specimen waste including formalin fixed tissue, frozen tissue and fresh tissue.  Prepare simple chemical solutions and reagents in accordance with established protocols.
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree and at least three years experience, or Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience. 

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