Oncology Pathology Assistant
Posted on 3/14/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Clinical genetic testing
Company Overview
Natera's mission is to change the management of disease worldwide with a focus on reproductive health, oncology, and organ transplantation.
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Customer Success & Support
Biology & Biotech
  • Bachelor's degree, or higher, with certification as a Histology Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), or equivalent board, is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in anatomic pathology including extensive knowledge of solid tumor pathology
  • Ability to accurately understand and convey information found in anatomic pathology reports to team members for a wide variety of solid tumors, including but not limited to lung, colon, and breast cancer
  • Ability to identify potential diagnostic sample(s) that will ensure successful testing
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and referring pathology laboratories
  • Ability to build relationships with referring pathology laboratories
  • Detail oriented. Ability to think broadly about the importance of clinical information and to work independently
  • Assist the medical and customer service teams with the interpretation of oncology pathology reports to identify optimal samples to request when initial FFPE blocks or slides are inadequate for testing
  • Read and ensure accurate curation of clinical history, diagnosis, progress notes, and specimen information is entered into the Signatera sample database
  • Assist with devising strategies to stratify data for retrieval from the Signatera sample database and other databases as necessary
  • Maintain proficiency with and help organize diagnostic data according to pertinent WHO guidelines
  • Serve as subject matter expert to the Laboratory Director, Genetic Counseling, Customer Experience, Sales, and Clinical Trial teams for pathology reports
  • Assist in the identification and alert the Laboratory Director when samples may have been collected at suboptimal timepoints and/or fixative conditions
  • Assist Genetic Counseling and Customer Experience teams in identification and procurement of optimal additional samples, as necessary
  • Provide professional support for the Clinical Trial team through accurate and organized data transfer
  • Performs other duties as assigned