Responsible for independently performing gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues, recording results, preparing reports delineating pathological findings, and assisting with necropsy supervision. With minimal supervision, work with customers as needed to market company services and to assure customer satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•With minimal supervision, interact with clients to assure satisfaction and to market services.
•Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies.
•Assist with necropsy supervision and may conduct necropsies, including gross pathology interpretation, sample collection and fixation.
•Enter pathology findings in data capturing system(s).
•Write comprehensive report narratives detailing all test article effects. As needed, work with study directors to ensure data is accurately integrated into study reports.
•May serve as a study director or principal investigator.
•May function as a peer review pathologist or may participate in a pathology working group (PWG).
•Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff and may provide training, guidance, and leadership to less experienced pathologists.
•May serve as a consultant in pathology-related issues.
•May provide scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of research studies as needed.
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.Qualifications
•Education: Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.
•Experience: 3 or more years of pathology experience post-D.V.M.; working knowledge of clinical pathology; specialized training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology preferred.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•Certification/Licensure: American College of Veterinary Pathologists (A.C.V.P.) board-certification required to enter the grade at the minimum experience level. Additional years of directly related experience may substitute for the board-certification.
•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.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a microscope and work/type at a computer.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•Some tasks involve repetitive motion.
•General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
•Works in a laboratory environment with mild to moderate noise/odor.
•Potential exposure to chemical and/or biological hazards.
•This position may require occasional domestic travel.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet