Job Description: This position will provide digital imaging and technical support in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, primarily within the Division of Anatomic Pathology (AP). This position will be responsible for scanning pathology slides as needed for faculty, fellows and residents, uploading and managing slide images in Concentriq and/or Box secure storage, train and support other departmental users on imaging scanner(s), address hardware and software issues among faculty and staff within AP, act as liaison between AP and central IT organizations (University HST/OIT, Fairview IT), maintain anatomic pathology digital imaging facility, assist with purchasing hardware and related supplies to support digital imaging, assist with image editing and figure creation (using Photoshop) and perform other tasks as needed by AP (e.g. data management, image file cataloging, training staff).
Management of digital imaging facility in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Division of Anatomic Pathology
Responsible for all aspects of digital imaging services, support and related IT functions.
Operation and maintenance of digital imaging equipment including Leica/Aperio and Zeiss digital slide scanners, microscope cameras, flatbed scanners, film scanners, etc.
Deployment of software and creation and maintenance of Leica/Aperio and Zeiss user accounts and set up and management of servers and backups. Oversight of user access to accounts (creation and deletion).
Responsible for server administration of the department; Leica/Aperio and Zeiss digital slide storage and application servers.
Scanning pathology slides for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology including conference slides, consults and creating and organizing digital pathology teaching assets for medical resident and fellow education.
Provide ongoing support to ensure reliability and availability of the system.
Consult with vendors and research new technologies and tools relevant to the lab and make appropriate recommendations for service development.
Policy and procedure development related to digital imaging processes.
Support digital camera technology in the department, including faculty cameras, conference room video cameras capabilities, gross lab and morgue digital cameras and other telepathology capabilities.
Responsible for maintenance of Univeristy-owned frozen section streaming video telepathology equipment. Responsible for design, deployment and maintenance of future streaming video telepathology equipment.
Support existing image libraries of gross, morgue, EM digital images and documents.
Work closely with faculty and trainees to create publication images from digital pathology assets. This includes assisting in the creation of large format posters for 4-5 national seminars per year, preparing photos for printing, sending to the printer and collecting the posters once printed.
Interface the imaging capability of the department with our undergraduate Medical School teaching and curriculum.
Support division with IT functions including hardware and software deployment and maintenance in conjunction with Health Sciences Technology and OIT. Act as an adviser and technical contact for division IT activities.
This is a one year temporary positions with the likelihood of extension.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications
BA/BS plus at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years
Background in IT support role or field
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience in data management, spreadsheet management, Photoshop
Experience with whole slide imaging technology or a similar field of image digitization
Background in image analysis algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning
Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with fixed deadlines and ability to re-prioritize as needed
Ability to take initiative, positive attitude, self-starter and willingness to learn and take on new challenges
Strong technical, problem solving and process improvement skills
Internal Number: 338670
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