Veterinary Pathologist

Req ID #:  120991

Durham, NC, US, 27703

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

The on-site pathologist will work exclusively at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Toxicology Program (NTP), and tasks will be assigned by the Chief of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Branch (CMPB) or the Head of the NTP Pathology Evaluation and Peer Review Group (PEPR).

⦁    Serve as the NTP Pathologist for the pathology peer review process for assigned NTP studies to ensure accuracy and consistency of the data. 
⦁    Attend meetings, as needed, including study design meetings, pathology data review meetings, CMPB meetings, slide reconciliation meetings, and Pathology Working Groups
⦁    Write comprehensive pathology narratives for NTP publications.  Recommend and interpret appropriate procedures – immunohistochemistry, special stains, electron microscopy, molecular pathology, etc.
⦁    Serve as expert in rodent toxicologic pathology for NTP and for the toxicology pathology community in general and as a consultant for other members of the NTP (EPA, FDA, NIOSH, etc.), international organizations (IARC and WHO), and other scientists in the NIEHS
⦁    Conduct research independently and/or in collaboration with other scientists at the NIEHS or from other institutions.  Research may be multidisciplinary – molecular pathology, digital pathology, morphometry, machine learning/artificial intelligence.
⦁    Give presentations on behalf of the NTP at local, national, and international meetings, and participate in workshops
⦁    Assist with necropsy supervision and may conduct necropsies, including gross pathology interpretation, sample collection and fixation

Education & Experience:

Education:  Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.
Experience:  3 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.
Certification/Licensure:  American College of Veterinary Pathologists (A.C.V.P.) board-certification or ACVP board eligible is required to enter the grade at the minimum experience level.  Additional years of directly related experience may substitute for the board-certification.
Other:  Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.  Works on problems of diverse scope in which analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  Excercises judgement within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.  Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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