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Job Summary

Why join the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology?

The division of Anatomic Pathology provides a myriad of diagnostic services and expertise care in over 20 subspecialties. As a Pathologists’ Assistant with Michigan Medicine, you will collaborate with our team of world class Pathologists in the examination and dissection of over 100,000 surgical specimens. Patients come to Michigan Medicine when they are searching for high-end specialty care. Our physicians and clinicians take groundbreaking research from bench to bedside. If you want to develop and grow, maximize and expand your career experience as a Pathologists’ Assistant, there is no better place to do so.

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental, vision and legal coverage
  • Nearly a 2:1 match on retirement contributions
  • Generous PTO program
  • Tremendous team support
  • Brand new anatomic pathology laboratory showcasing state of the art technology (opening July of 2018)
  • Opportunity to participate in cutting edge digital pathology imaging
  • Opportunity to participate in research projects


  • Under the supervision and control of our physician pathologists, you will assist in the examination and dissection of various surgical specimens from simple to highly complex, including submission of tissue for histological analysis.
  • Summarize and dictate patient’s medical history along with gross findings.
  • Assure appropriate accessioning of surgical specimens.
  • Set up and document digital photos of pertinent surgical specimens.
  • Perform frozen sections for pathologists’ interpretation.
  • Perform fetal examinations on specimens under the age of 27 weeks.
  • Assist staff with procuring, logging and dissemination of tissue with research projects and other studies.
  • Provide administrative support in management of workflow in the dissection labs and aids in QC/QA responsibilities.
  • Aid in supervision and training of histotechnology personnel, pathology residents and fellows in the dissection labs.
  • Assist in updating Master Control documentation including an online cutting manual and other lab policies and procedures.
  • Participation in quality assurance and safety programs, meetings and lectures.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited NAACLS Pathologist Assistant program
  • Board of registry certification (or eligibility) through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Work Schedule

This position will consist of an Afternoon/Evening shift. There is a shift premium offered to those who work afternoons/evenings.

Work Locations

The position would include a rotation of working in the city of Ann Arbor, including: North Campus Research Complex, East Ann Arbor Health Center, University Hospital, and CS Mott Children’s Hospital. This position will also rotate through our newest facility, the Brighton Center for Specialty Care, which is located in Brighton, MI.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

External Applicants: Please note that for the first phase of this posting, we will be considering internal candidates only in an effort to offer advancement opportunities. You are still able to submit your resume for consideration, but our process for external candidates will begin approximately 30-days after the posting date.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.