How to write a Pathologist job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Pathologist job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Pathologist job titles

  • Pathologist
  • Pathologist (5+ Years’ Experience)
  • Surgical Pathologist
  • Clinical Pathologist

Pathologist job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Pathologist job summary

Our hospital is seeking an experienced Pathologist who can become part of a team that is focused on learning more about disease transmission. The Pathologist will be responsible for analyzing laboratory data and conducting research that adds critical detail to previous clinical studies to help bring us closer to identifying the sources of several diseases. The ideal candidate for this position will have a background and strong interest in the study of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Pathologist responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Pathologist responsibilities

  • Work directly with imaging scientists to create analysis algorithms that drive 3D modeling based on various laboratory sample results
  • Combine data from several different sources, including genomic data sets, into a single observational study
  • Work with other team members to translate biomarker evaluations into useful clinical data
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of clinical data to increase confidence throughout the study in the results being achieved
  • Lead a segment of the team on identifying the proteins and other tissue elements required to lead to cures for certain diseases

Pathologist qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Pathologist skills

  • MD required
  • 3+ years’ experience in clinical medical research
  • Ability to utilize ISH Target Expression and other biomarker evaluations
  • Strong teamwork skills required
  • ASCP registration required

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