Research Pathologists’ Assistant

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 08-May-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR26221

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Tissue bank after hours (5-8pm).

  • Prepare Linked Pathology Reports to be uploaded into LabVantage.

  • Prepare Unlinked Pathology Reports to be Uploaded to LabVantage.

  • Send Unlinked Pathology Reports to the Researcher.

  • Break the Link between the patient and the samples in LabVantage.

  • Add the Diagnosis in LabVantage for Tissue Samples.

  • Add ER, PR & Her2 to the Breast Spore Samples (16352).

  • Add the demographic information to the Head & Neck tissue samples (8980).

  • Perform searches for control samples in LabVantage.

  • Perform searches in LabVantage per researchersâ™ specifications.

  • Perform searches in CoPath and Epic Beaker for samples with certain diagnosis, drugs conditions etc. as specified by researcher.

  • Assure that tissue searches and data abstraction projects are following Ill. State Law, Federal Law and Hospital Policy in regards to tissue distribution and patient rights and privacy.

  • Run reports for sample numbers, types or organ etc. as requested by PIs of studies for reporting purposes.

  • Assist CRC with setting up reports.

  • Maintain Active Protocol List by organ site.

  • Search for samples in the Biorepository at the Biospecimen Committeeâ™s request.

  • Provide estimated costs to researchers writing Grant Applications.

  • Submit monthly billing for the Biobank, Slide Scanner & LCM.

  • Submit yearly Box storage fee.

Update Billing List:

  • Go over IRB requirements with prospective researchers inquiring. about sample searches and the level of approval necessary. Explain HIPPA regulations.

  • Attend Biospecimen Meetings (service setup and update).

  • Assist the Technical Director as needed - Set up and conduct tissue bank meetings, enter new protocols and child sample plans in LabVantage, set up new users and password resets in LabVantage, etc.

  • Manages the daily administrative and technical activities in a single highly complex, large clinical trial or multiple moderately complex, concurrent clinical trials. Designs and guides internal and external audits and manages external surveys.

  • Acts as a resource on the basics of clinical research and related aspects of clinical study for colleagues with less experience. Prepares and evaluates writing protocols, IRB submissions, grant applications, manuscripts, reports, and dissemination tools.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Masterâ™s degree from a NAACLS accredited program.


  • 1 - 3 years of banking/anatomic pathology laboratory experience.

â‹Licenses and Certifications:

  • ASCP certification for Pathologistsâ™ Assistant (PA).

Preferred Competencies

  • Exceptional responsibility and attentiveness to detail.

  • Mature, reliable, and professional demeanor.

  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of health care professionals, including faculty investigators, research managers, nursing and technical support staff.

  • Familiarity with Windows-based operating systems and common software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Web-based applications.

Working Conditions

  • Office/Lab environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.

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