DIGITAL PATHOLOGY IMAGING SCIENTIST

Moffitt Cancer Center - Tampa, FL (30+ days ago)4.0


Moffitt Cancer Center is internationally recognized for our focus on personalized cancer care and translational research. The mission of Moffitt is clear, focused, and fully stated in nine words, "To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." With a tradition of excellence that began with the first patient admission in 1986, dedicated Moffitt physicians, scientists, and staff members have remained committed to excellence in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring, and hope.

Lic Clin Lab Technologist
5 years experience

Position Highlights:
The Digital Pathology Imaging Scientist assumes the direct responsibility for completing the processes required to develop, validate and implement image analysis algorithm development for digital pathology. The scientist will also participate in the development of biomarker assays for patient clinical testing and research purposes. All activities must be conducted in compliance with CLIA and all other clinical laboratory regulatory requirements.
Exercises broad independent judgement and decision making abilities, and works under the technical guidance of the department medical director.

The Ideal Candidate:
Has a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related Biological Science.
Is ASCP certified or has equivalent certification.
Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities:
Applies histologic techniques and multiplex image analysis to develop computer algorithms to better understand tumor microenvironments.
Provides analysis of immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence stains in order to provide test results for projects and clinical assay implementations. Reviews data and makes recommendations for assay optimization.
Performs image analysis, data management, and data quality control to ensure data accuracy and consistency.
Ensures that project implementations comply with all regulatory and accreditation requirements; including quality control procedures, policy and procedure formulation.
Performs and reports tests according to standard operating procedures as established in the laboratory. Assists in performing the work of a technologist as needed. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of testing theory and scientific principles, validation of new assays, routine testing procedures, and instrument operation and maintenance requirements.
Provides training and orientation for new staff, students, residents, and fellows.

Credentials and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or related Biological Science required.
Florida licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist with the specialization in Molecular Pathology or Histology required.
5 years science related work required.
3 years analytical microscopy specific applications experience required.
Comprehensive technical knowledge of specialty as it relates to test development, validation, performance, QC, and QA activities required.
Working knowledge of molecular and cell biology with experience in the performance and application of histology techniques.
Strong knowledge of tissue-based assays, including immunohistochemistry and multiplex stain quantification (immunofluorescence) is required.
Expertise in utilizing various pathology image analysis software platforms including Halo, Definiens and InForm is required.
Familiarity with basic statistical analyses, automated laboratory equipment, assay validation, quality control, and quality assurance is an essential requirement.