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Senior Research Pathologist

Sinclair Research
Auxvasse, MO
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Doctors, Pathology
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Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences' integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.

Altasciences is seeking an experienced Study Pathologist (Anatomic) to support preclinical toxicologic studies for our Columbia, MO site. This is an on-site position.


Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluations and interpretation of assigned studies
Assist with necropsy supervision and gross pathology interpretation. Guiding of personal staff for sample collection and technical development
Write comprehensive report narratives detailing all test article effects
Enter pathology findings in data capturing system
As needed, work with study directors to ensure data is accurately integrated into study reports
Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge in toxicologic pathology
May serve as principal investigator for contract pathology work, participate in pathology working group (PWG) as an observer and serve as a consultant in pathology-related issues
May provide scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of research studies, as needed.
Act as pathology representative for important sponsors
Provide mentorship (study scientific reviews) on assigned studies to less experienced pathologists.
Ability to build strong bonds with technicians to foster open, honest and candid communications
Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a fast paced, changing environment.
Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff, pathology trainees, and less experienced pathologist.


D.V.M. (or Equivalent as listed by AVMA ECFVG®), and/or Ph. D.
Diplomate of ACVP, JCVP, ECVP or RCP strongly preferred
At least 7-10+ years of toxicologic pathology experience in a GLP environment.
Experience with evaluation of special stains and IHC and/or specialty pathology expertise (ie, CNS, dermal, ocular, and/or carcinogenicity studies) is highly desirable

About Our Columbia Site: Sinclair Research Center, an Altasciences company, is a rapidly expanding, AAALAC accredited preclinical research facility located on 450 acres approximately 15 miles east of Columbia, Missouri. Sinclair is built on flexibility, outstanding service, and an amazing team where innovation and efficiency are rewarded. Sinclair has a family feel at heart where everyone is on a first name basis.
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