Histopathologist Job Description

A histopathologist is a physician who specializes in the study of histology, the study of tissues, cells and microorganisms.

He/she also specializes in the preparation of tissue specimens for microscopic examination.

A histopathologist is typically employed at a pathology department in a hospital.

He/she may examine tissue samples from people who have died from certain diseases.

These samples may include blood, skin, lymph nodes, bone, organs, and bone marrow.

A histopathologist may also examine tissue samples from people who have recovered from certain diseases.

These samples may include blood, skin, lymph nodes, bone, organs, and

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Histopathologist to join our team! We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to work with a great group of people.

Histopathologist Duties:

  • Examining tissue samples to detect abnormalities
  • Diagnosing medical conditions through microscopic examination of tissue samples
  • Working with physicians to determine severity of disease
  • Working with patients to explain diagnoses and treatments
  • Performing tests on tissue samples
  • Analyzing tissue slides using microscopes
  • Performing autopsies on deceased individuals
  • Working with medical examiners to retrieve and examine evidence and specimens of deceased individuals

Histopathologist Responsibilities:

  • Master’s degree in human pathology or a related field
  • Expertise in histology techniques and laboratory management
  • Ability to interpret histological slides
  • Knowledge of molecular pathology, including immunohistology, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization
  • Knowledge of molecular pathology laboratory management and quality control

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Perform laboratory tests, procedures, and studies and prepare them for review by pathologists
  • Assist with review of slides, send slides out for consultation, and obtain and label samples
  • Perform quality control checks on lab equipment and instruments
  • Perform technical and operational procedures including tissue processing, sectioning, staining, and microscopy
  • Advise on training courses, educational programs, and on the proper use of diagnostic equipment
  • Provide technical consultation on pathological and diagnostic issues
  • Train other pathologists in proper techniques

We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success and we are committed to building a team that reflects this. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences, as we believe that this makes for a stronger, more effective company.