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Academic Forensic/Autopsy Pathologist Opportunity in Greenville, NC

Vidant Health

Last Updated: 3/01/21

Job Description

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is seeking a forensic/autopsy pathologist. Applicants should be board certified in AP or AP/CP and will be expected to obtain forensic Pathology board certification within one year of hire. Knowledge of principles, practices, techniques, and advances in the field of forensic pathology and medicolegal death investigation is preferred.

Highlights include:

  • Employment by East Carolina University
  • Hospital privileges at Vidant Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina
  • Established program with two forensic pathologists in the Eastern Regional Autopsy Center in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Eastern Regional Autopsy Center completes 600 medical examiner autopsies and 300 external examinations annually
  • Center also serves at the autopsy service for Vidant Medical Center, teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine, by completing 80-100 medical autopsies each year
  • Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with qualifications

Job Duties include:

  • Reviewing investigative reports to determine jurisdiction.
  • Determining the need and extent of postmortem examination.
  • Direction of assistants in preparing bodies for autopsy including appropriate photography for documentation.
  • Performing autopsies and obtaining appropriate specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Performing microscopic analysis when appropriate.
  • Determination of cause and manner of death.
  • Preparation and completion of reports of findings in a timely manner.
  • Review of current literature as necessary to assist in formulation of decisions.
  • Provide expert witness testimony in court.
    Teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and law enforcement personnel.
  • Consult with prosecution and defense attorneys in preparation for court proceedings

East Carolina University

East Carolina University is the 3rd largest public university in North Carolina, with approximately 27,400 students and over 5,000 faculty and staff. The teaching hospital affiliated with ECU Brody School of Medicine is Vidant Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina and the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. Vidant Medical Center is over a 900-bed tertiary referral center, providing acute, intermediate, rehabilitation, and outpatient health services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.

Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center is a 974-bed tertiary referral center providing acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people. In recognition of its nursing excellence and high-quality patient care, Vidant Medical Center has been designated a Magnet® facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Greenville, NC
Widely recognized as the thriving cultural, educational, economic and medical hub of eastern North Carolina, Greenville is the 10th largest city in the state with a metropolitan population of nearly 100,000. The Dickinson Avenue Arts District offers a vibrant arts, music, culinary and festival scene in the Uptown Greenville district. Greenville is also home to East Carolina University, the Brody School of Medicine, and Pitt Community College. Excellent affordability, convenient location and natural resources combined with all of the amenities of a metropolitan university town, Greenville is the perfect place to live, work and play! [Register to View]

  • Located inland off of the North Carolina coast, Greenville is 45 miles east of interstate 95, just over an hour to Raleigh, a little over an hour to the pristine beaches of the Crystal Coast of NC
  • Home to East Carolina University (ECU), a vibrant university with an annual enrollment of more than 24,000 students
  • Numerous waterways and the Greenville Greenway System are perfect for boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and camping
  • Mild climate perfect for year-round outdoor activities
  • Cost of living below the national average, diverse and affordable housing and excellent educational opportunities, both public and private
  • Investment of more than $500 million in downtown Greenville’s revitalization bringing new restaurants, shops, businesses, and residents to the area



Company Details


Vidant Health

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,712-bed health system that serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 15,000 employees, 9 hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 550 providers in more than 100 practice sites in eastern Nor...