WuXi AppTec

  • Pathologist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Plainsboro
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  • Overview

    We are seeking a veterinary l pathologist to actively contribute to projects from target selection/validation through to late stage toxicology studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the selection and efficacy/safety assessment of biologic and small molecule therapeutics.  Position has the ability to work remote, home based.



    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform the complex microscopic evaluation and interpretation of tissue sections from animals exposed to test materials and correlate these findings with necropsy, organ weight and clinical pathology findings.
    • Author comprehensive pathology narrative reports of microscopic, gross, and clinical pathology findings, while meeting report deadlines.
    • Supervise necropsies and provide scientific guidance to necropsy technicians to ensure accuracy and compliance with protocols and SOP’s.
    • Communicate the significance of pathologic findings to study directors, clients and other individuals.
    • Participate in histopathology consultations and peer reviews with other pathologists
    • Perform internal peer reviews of in-house toxicology reports that include interpretations of Anatomic Pathology data.
    • Work with laboratory scientists and other experts to design protocols and generate impactful data and interpretations on target selection and expression, therapeutic efficacy, early safety assessment, issue resolution, pathobiology mechanisms and biomarker studies.
    • Responsible for management of medical technologists at laboratories
    • Establishing seamless interaction between pathology scientists and immunobiologists.
    • Mentor the laboratory staff in their growth and career development, and assure quality laboratory results.
    • Analyze and integrate datasets from nonclinical studies and programs in support of drug discovery and development.
    • Responsible for representing and reporting interpretations and making recommendations and decisions for project teams in a collaborative environment.


    Skills & Abilities

    • Ability to evaluate tissue sections from animals, including the interpretation of histomorphologic findings for each tissue of every animal, as well as selected special stains and procedures.

    • Ability to formulate pathology tables by direct entry of all histomorphologic findings into a computerized data collection system.Ability to conduct necropsies and recognize, describe and interpret findings at necropsy.

    • Ability to provide scientific guidance and feedback to histology technicians to correct artifacts and prevent reoccurrence of technical problems, and to ensure accuracy and compliance with protocols, SOP’s and client expectations of quality histotechnology.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    • Experience in toxicologic pathology desirable.

    • Strong communication skills, proven negotiating skills and be a team player

    Education & Professional Experience 

    • DVM/VMD degree or equivalent
    • Formal pathology residency or graduate studies (i.e. MS, PhD) at an institution in which the training of veterinary pathologists is a primary function
    • Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
    • Experience  5+ years of experience in a biotechnology,  pharmaceutical company or CRO


    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 


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