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  • 1) Studies human or animal tissue to provide data to delineate cause and progress of disease that impairs body function: Trains and oversees laboratory personnel in preparing tissue sections or prepares tissue sections from surgical and diagnostic cases and autopsies.

  • 2) Examines tissue under microscope to detect characteristics of cell structure indicative of disease and writes diagnostic reports.

  • 3) Devises and directs use of special stains and methods for isolating, identifying, and studying function, morphology, and pathology of obscure or difficult-to-identify cells, tissues, and connecting fibers.

  • 4) May conduct autopsies to select tissue specimens for study.

  • 5) May engage in research to develop techniques for diagnosing and identifying pathological conditions.

  • 6) May study anatomy of body tissues, formation of organs, and related problems to obtain data on body functions.




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Job Number: 4918