A Senior Scientific Director Pathology is responsible for managing and providing scientific direction to a staff of pathologists and scientists. Confirm customer satisfaction, scientific performance and regulatory compliance, and oversee the scientific conduct of studies in the pathology laboratory. Collaborate with the entire cross-functional research team to achieve business plan goals.
Essential Functions (The fundamental Duties & Responsibilities of the role (products and services provided/results accomplished) include, but are not limited to, those listed:
Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws to include interviewing, hiring, training, and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance and completing annual performance review on or before due date; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Oversee the Pathology Department to ensure study design, equipment, policies, procedures, technology, and scheduling of work are adequate and aligned for the conduct of quality studies.
Manage the pathology team to provide customer service to clients and achieve business goals.
Add significant insight and value into the interpretation of veterinary pathology data, providing mediation, as needed.
Identify, research, and correct any deficiencies in quality.
Participate in business development activities to include establishing and maintaining good client relations, identification and development of new capabilities.
Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies.
Write comprehensive report narratives detailing all test article effects. As needed, work with study directors to provide data and integrate accurately into study reports.
Perform testing facility management duties for the site as delegated by senior management.
Provide scientific expertise and consultation for pathology related issues to internal and external clients and serve as the 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 are provided and by periodic review of the processes.
May be requested as a pathology consultant for scientific issues/issue resolution for key sponsors or new clients.
Function as a peer review pathologist or participate in a pathology working group (PWG) as a pathologist.
Participate in development of departmental budget. Approve expenses of direct reports.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities required to accomplish the essential functions) include but are not limited to:
Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.
9 or more years of pathology experience post-D.V.M.; working knowledge of pathology; specialized training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology required. At least 5 years' experience in managing pathologists and/or other professionals preferred. American Board of Toxicology (A.B.T.) certification preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Ability to apply knowledge toward problem-solving and the advancement of Charles River Laboratories.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Good inter-personal skills.
Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.
Ability to work under specific time constraints and extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice