Sr./Staff Veterinary Pathology - Digital - 100% Remote

Req ID #:  148234

US Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 RTP, NC, US, 27709-2016 Reno, NV, US, 89511 Boston, MA, US, 02116 Sant Cugat del Vallès, B, ES, 08174 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Paris, FR Amsterdam, NL, 1077 ZX Carlsbad, CA, US, 92010 Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Spencerville, OH, US, 45887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly. 

Job Summary & Responsibilities

Responsible for contributing to the Digital Pathology Research and Development program. With minimal supervision, will act as a Product Owner for Digital Pathology.  Will guide the curation, scanning, and upload of whole slide images (WSI) for machine learning applications. Will drive scientifically the computer supervised learning workflow with Deciphex and other potential partners by authoring study designs, annotating WSI, evaluating computer supervised learning progress, and leading and/or contributing to qualification and validation testing design and conduct. Will perform digital microscopic evaluation of tissues, cytology, and/or clinical pathology data, recording results, and preparing reports delineating pathological findings for GLP, non-GLP safety and efficacy studies.


This is a global and remote position.



  • Lead Digital Pathology product and/or scrum teams as the Product Owner
  • Serve as the voice of the internal and external customer for assigned Digital Pathology products
  • Provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the Digital Pathology project and create requirements
  • Oversee Digital Pathology product feature backlog and lead the strategic development for the product
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with Digital Pathology product strategy
  • Oversee backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Oversee partnership with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Lead the planning of Digital Pathology product release plans and set the expectation for delivery of new functionalities
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Participate in the research and analysis of the market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends
  • Perform digital microscopic evaluation of tissues and/or cytology samples and/or clinical pathology data, recording results, and preparing reports delineating pathological findings for non-GLP and GLP safety and efficacy studies
  • Guide the curation, scanning, and upload of whole slide images (WSI) for machine learning applications, author supervised machine learning study designs, and develop annotation methods and annotate WSI
  • Evaluate computer supervised learning progress and adapt annotation methods as necessary,
  • Lead and/or contribute to qualification and validation testing design and conduct for machine learning algorithms
  • Write comprehensive report narratives detailing machine learning experimental methods and results. May publish findings externally per CRL strategy.
  • May provide training, technical guidance and leadership to Digital Pathology laboratory staff
  • May provide scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of non-Digital Pathology research studies as needed.
  • May serve as a study director or principal investigator.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.
  • Experience: Completed residency at an ACVP or ECVP-accredited anatomic and/or clinical pathology training institution.
  • Certification/Licensure: ACVP or ECVP board certified or qualified by 2021 for sitting Phase 2 of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) examination or the European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP) examination.
  • 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. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 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. 

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 for the past 3 years.

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

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