Veterinary Pathologist - Anatomic Pathologists (MWN)

Req ID #:  55094

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 a Veterinary Pathologist to join our team of pathologists in Mattawan, Michigan. Our site is one of the world's largest collections of toxicologic pathologists, consisting of 18 full-time anatomic and 4 clinical pathologists. We work well together and enjoy the benefits of numerous intradepartmental consultations and collaborations. We are also strongly committed to scientific excellence and visibility, including research and publications on a variety of toxicologic pathology topics. Additionally, we foster a culture of continual learning and career-focused growth through regular in-house rounds and our ongoing resident training program with Michigan State University.


We provide discovery, safety evaluation, bioanalytical, surgical services, medical device evaluation, and analytical services to the biopharmaceutical, biotech, animal health, and chemical industries. Our team exceeds expectations through its consistent commitment to quality, communication, and innovation, delivering benefits throughout all phases of development.


The following are the minimum requirements for the Veterinary Pathologist


  • DVM or equivalent; board certification in anatomic pathology or board eligible.
  • Prior contract research organization experience and/or pharmaceutical experience preferred.
  • Organ system or therapeutic area expertise preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a large team of pathologists and scientists and with a strong focus on quality collaboration, continual learning and career development.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain knowledge of toxicologic pathology and best practices.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.


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: Kalamazoo

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