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WD128142 - Veterinary Pathologist

Job Details

  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Hertfordshire
  • Closes 25th August 2017
  • Requisition ID: WD128142
  • Required degrees: Other
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Basic qualifications:

• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent,
• Board Certification in Anatomic or Clinical Pathology (ACVP, ECVP or MRCPath) or equivalent
• Demonstrable experience and interest in toxicologic clinical pathology, preferably within pharmaceutical/biotech or contract research laboratory areas.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:
• PhD in a biological science with demonstrated investigative ability would be an asset but is not essential.
• Ability to lead scientific issue identification and resolution and work cross-functionally within a team and matrix environment.
• Ability to work under pressure/time constraints and adapt to change.


At GSK, we understand that the fewer barriers there are, the better our work can be. That’s why we encourage our strong global team of Pathologists to take an enterprising and highly collaborative approach when assessing the safety and efficacy of our compounds. As project and discovery-enabling pathologists, they enjoy a greater sense of ownership in helping take new target ideas and candidate molecules from early Discovery all the way to regulatory approval and ultimately to improve the lives of patients.

The work of a Pathologist in GSK provides a vital contribution to the development of medicines across multiple therapeutic areas, including: Respiratory, Oncology, Immuno-Inflammation, Infectious Diseases and Rare Diseases. You will be encouraged to develop your own area of organ/therapeutic area expertise. You’ll get involved in mechanistic investigations and develop your understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease.

We are seeking a talented, flexible, highly motivated veterinary pathologist with sound knowledge and interest in toxicological, experimental and clinical pathology to join our team in the UK. With a keen problem solving mind, you will be ready to follow your curiosity within an exciting cutting edge scientific environment.

This position is based in Hertfordshire in the UK, reports directly to the UK Head of Pathology, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Research & Development and would potentially suit a veterinary anatomic pathologist with a special interest in clinical pathology.

Key Responsibilities...

* Interpretation of clinical pathology data (clinical chemistry, haematology, urinalysis, cytology) and integration of clinical and anatomic pathology data in regulatory toxicity study reports intended to support drug development.
* For candidates boarded in anatomic pathology, there will be the opportunity to contribute to both the histopathological and clinical pathology interpretation of toxicology and efficacy studies
* Peer review of clinical pathology contributions from contract research organisations (CRO) and maintaining effective relationships with CRO clinical pathologists to ensure high quality, on-time reporting.
* Mentor and develop clinical pathology scientists in collaboration with the technical staff team leader. There are currently no direct line management responsibilities associated with this role.
* Work collaboratively across GSK, with the US Director of Clinical Pathology and with those involved in safety and efficacy biomarker development, efficacy studies and laboratory animal diagnostics to ensure appropriate clinical pathology input.
* Serve as Project Pathologist on assigned compounds, targets, and therapeutic areas
* Support continuous improvement in the analytical capability of the clinical pathology team in collaboration with the technical staff team leader.
* Serve as consultant to drug development teams on biomarker strategies to address unique needs of preclinical safety, discovery and development projects globally.

Closing date, Friday 25th August 2017.


Contact information:
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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