Scientific Director - Clinical Pathology

Req ID #:  88631

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

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 an experienced Scientific Director of Clinical Pathology at our Safety Assessment site located in Mattawan, MI.

A Scientific Director of Clinical Pathology is responsible for managing and providing scientific direction to clinical pathologists and scientists ensuring customer satisfaction, scientific performance, and regulatory compliance. The Scientific Director will also oversee the scientific conduct of studies in the Clinical Pathology laboratory, and clinical pathology and biomarker data interpretation. 
Essential Functions:  
•Supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
•Participate in business development activities to include establishing and maintaining good client relations, identification and development of new capabilities.
•Provide scientific expertise and consultation for clinical pathology related issues to internal and external clients and serve as a point of contact for scientific issues related to departmental performance.
•Provide scientific oversight, ensure adherence to Good laboratory practice regulations, and ensure quality of work by ensuring training, technical guidance, leadership, and review of data and reports.
•Develop short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements.  
•Perform clinical pathology and/or biomarker data evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies, write comprehensive report narratives detailing test article effects, and work with study directors to accurately integrate the data into study reports.
•May serve as a Principal Investigator.
•Attend scientific meetings, conferences and training courses to enhance job and professional skills. Present abstracts/posters at national meetings when appropriate, to maintain a scientific presence and visibility in areas of individual expertise.  


Job Qualifications

Qualifications for the Scientific Director of Clinical Pathology position include, but are not limited to:
•DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree or equivalent required. At least 6 years of toxicologic pathology experience post-DVM; working knowledge of clinical pathology, specialized training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) board certification required.  
•Strong oral, written, and 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 300 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.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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