MD Anderson Cancer Center Pathologist Assistant - Histology/Days in Houston, Texas

The ideal candidate for this position will be ASCP Certified.

The Pathology Department provides diagnostic services and specialized testing for patients with solid tumors. Our pathologists are subspecialized and have clinical and research expertise in a range of solid tumors. In addition, our pathologists collaborate with other clinicians to customize each patient's treatment based on his or her individual diagnosis.

Gross Description of patient tissue specimens

  • Performs gross description and dissection of tissues removed at surgery, including selection and submission of specimens for histological, microbiological, immunological and other specialized testing.

  • Reviews and summarizes relevant patient information and verifies proper documentation has been obtained for tissue use in research.

  • Provides patient medical history to pathologist.

Training/Quality Assurance

  • Participates in the education of the technical staff, surgical pathology fellows and residents relative to tissue grossing techniques.

  • Maintains patient and procedure data relative to the workload and quality assurance of section.


  • Ensures compliance with accrediting agencies for pathology laboratory activities, including documentation of competency testing.

  • Assists section management with oversight and personnel in the surgical pathology and autopsy laboratories by directing workflow issues relative to the collection of patient tissue.

  • Other duties as required

Other duties as assigned

Graduation from accredited Pathologist Assistant Program or Bachelor's degree in biological or allied health sciences. No experience required if graduated from an accredited Pathology Assistant Program. With a Bachelor's degree, three years of experience performing gross examination and evalution of human surgical and/or autopsy specimens is required. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.