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Medical Pathologist/s, part time consultancy work
Job Ref 2014/MPATH01
Pathology Diagnostics Ltd. (www.pathologydiagnostics.com) is a multi-award winning, rapidly growing and successful independent Cambridge - based pathology research organisation. We evaluate how medicines work on their target tissues, helping scientists develop novel drugs and clinical diagnostic tests for patients. Serving major pharmaceutical, biotech and contract research organisations, we provide a complete solution for human tissue validation and analysis and protein biomarker analysis from early phase target discovery to clinical trials.
An exciting opportunity has become available within our friendly and enthusiastic histology team.
We are looking to expand our team of pathologists by recruiting MRCPath qualified medical pathologists to report histology slides from clinical trials of new pharmaceuticals and diagnostics on a part-time consultancy basis. The key responsibilities of this important role will be to report and score routine histopathology slides (H&E and IHC) from patients enrolled into clinical trials according to clinical trial guidelines. Specialist areas of expertise required include: GI pathology, lung pathology, breast pathology, gynaecological pathology, urological pathology, dermatopathology as well as general surgical pathology.
The role will involve the following: provision of confirmatory morphological diagnosis on H & E sections review and scoring of IHC stained sections according to established diagnostic guidelines for reference markers review and scoring of FISH stained sections Provide pathologist input to discussions with clinical trial scientists and other members of the PDL scientific team
Some clinical trial studies will be for rapid patient enrolment so interested candidates will need to be available to report slides for these to enable the laboratory to meet turnaround times. Interested candidates need to be able to attend training sessions and other meetings on site at our laboratory in Cambridge UK.
Qualifications and skills required: UK MRCPath qualifications and GMC registration with a specialisation in histopathology Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and evidence of CPD desirable Experience of reporting histology independently in a routine diagnostic (NHS or other healthcare) environment at consultant level. Excellent knowledge of routine histopathology reporting, diagnostic immunohistochemistry (IHC) reporting and relevant clinical IHC test scoring guidelines Working knowledge of quality assurance and quality control principles for clinical trials is an advantage. Excellent written and oral communication skills Excellent problem resolution skills
Interested candidates should send their CV and covering letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE: 09 FEB 2014
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