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IHC Pathologist

Morrisville | North Carolina | United States

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

About the Job

The Senior Pathologist utilizes medical knowledge and experience to interpret immunohistochemistry (IHC) stained slides and generate clinical testing results utilized in patient care. Clinical responsibilities include review of samples prior to IHC testing, interpretation of IHC stained slides, and approval of clinical IHC reports. 

Key Responsibilities

• Interpret immunohistochemistry stained slides.

• Approve clinical reports for biomarkers such as Dako PD-L1 22C3 TPS, Dako PD-L1 22C3 CPS, and Ventana PD-L1 SP142 assays.

• Participate in specimen review for all clinical and biopharma testing performed at FMI including FoundationOneCDx, FoundationOneHeme, and FoundationOneLiquid assays.

• Assist in the development, training, and orientation of laboratory personnel in pathology review and IHC review.

• Interact with the information technology teams to ensure appropriate functioning of software tools and integrity of clinical data and reports.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Medical Licensure in the state in which work is to be performed.

• American Board of Pathology – Anatomic Pathology Board Certified.

• 2+ years of prior professional experience in an academic or life sciences setting with diagnostic pathology and immunohistochemistry interpretation.

Preferred Qualifications

• Willingness to work fewer than 20 hours per week.

• Willingness to be assigned to work during times that the laboratory is operational, including evening and/or weekend hours.

• Experience with PD-L1 immunohistochemistry interpretation, including the Dako 22C3 and Ventana SP142 clones.

• High level of knowledge of histology, immunohistochemistry, pathology review, Laboratory Information Management System software, sample reconciliation processes, and pathology related platforms.

• Prior professional experience in a CAP/CLIA certified laboratory.

• Collaboration skills and the ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) with internal and external team members on project activities.

• Excellent organization and attention to detail.

• Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor Ability to work in a laboratory environment in the presence of chemicals and reagents.

• Ability to self-organize and operate effectively without day-to-day oversight.

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data.

• Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: innovation, patients, collaboration, and passion.

 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan Employer

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form. (EOE/AAP Employer)

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