Clinical Pathologist

Req ID #:  75271

Saint Germain Nuelles, FR, 69210

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


Charles River Laboratories – Europe Safety Assessment is seeking to hire a veterinary clinical pathologist for our Lyon laboratory (Charles River Laboratories–Lyon).  Charles River Laboratories Lyon employs a multidisciplinary group of scientists and technical staff that conduct investigative and IND-enabling preclinical studies in non-human primates, dogs, rabbits, minipigs and rodents for drug development for pharmaceutical companies.  The clinical pathology laboratory is equipped for hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis and other specialty analyses.  The successful candidate will join a laboratory staffed by 19 laboratory technologists and support technicians and globally a group of 15 board certified clinical pathologists located in the USA and Canada. In addition, the Clinical Pathology department in Lyon interacts with a highly qualified staff of 6 Board certified anatomic pathologists and 30 toxicologists and laboratory animal medicine veterinarians.

Your responsibilities will consist in:

  • The interpretation of study-related clinical pathology data and the generation of a clinical pathology report, as well as cytologic evaluations (i.e. bone marrow, blood smear, and effusions)
  • Interaction with clients to ensure their satisfaction
  • Collaboration with study directors for integration of clinical pathology data in the study report
  • Participation in training of laboratory technicians
  • Participation in scientific activities/projects related to clinical pathology within the organization


Requirements :

  • D.V.M. or equivalent degree
  • Board certification in clinical pathology by the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology and/or by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • At least 2 years of experience in industry/toxicologic clinical pathology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and in English or strong willingness to learn
  • Team-oriented interpersonal skills.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.


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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet