Senior Veterinary Pathologist

Req ID #:  115962

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Veterinary Pathologist for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH.

The following are responsibilities related to the Senior Veterinary Pathologist:

Responsible for applying advanced scientific knowledge to perform gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues, and for recording results, preparing complex reports delineating pathological findings, and assisting with necropsy supervision in support of Discovery Services. Work with CRL Discovery Services personnel to support clients in preclinical early drug discovery. Work directly with customers as needed to market company services, to provide scientific guidance, and to assure customer satisfaction.  Provide guidance to less experienced staff members. Support GLP and non-GLP safety assessment efforts as needed.

  • Lead and expand pathology activities on discovery studies
  • Effectively communicate with cross-functional discovery team scientists to provide rapid and accurate pathology findings
  • Interact with clients and internal discovery teams to assure satisfaction and to market services.
  • Serve as the senior pathologist for discovery studies within CRL Ashland and support CRL discovery efforts at other sites as needed.
  • Perform macroscopic and/or microscopic tissue evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies.
  • Provide guidance for the conduct of gross pathology interpretation, sample collection, and fixation.
  • Utilize data capturing systems appropriate for study pathology findings
  • Provide advanced scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of research studies as needed
  • Interact with clients to assure satisfaction and to market services.
  • Enter pathology findings in data capturing system(s).
  • Write comprehensive report narratives detailing all test article effects. As needed, work with study directors to ensure data is accurately integrated into study reports.
  • May perform scientific review of reports.
  • May serve as a study director or principal investigator.
  • May function as a peer review pathologist or may participate in a pathology working group (PWG).
  • Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff and to less experienced pathologists.
  • Serve as a consultant in pathology-related issues for Discovery Services and Safety Assessment as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Senior Veterinary Pathologist position:

  • Education:  Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine. Candidates with a Ph.D. or other advanced education or specialization preferred.
  • Experience: 6 or more years of pathology experience post-D.V.M.; working knowledge of clinical pathology; specialized training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Experience in all phases of drug development (from discovery to post-marketing) preferred.
  • Certification/Licensure:  American College of Veterinary Pathologists (A.C.V.P.) board-certification or equivalent certification required to enter the grade at the minimum experience level.  American Board of Toxicology (A.B.T.) certification is a plus.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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