Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 34 days ago

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Charles River Laboratories, Mattawan, MI - Pathologist

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Principal Pathologist to join our team of pathologists in Mattawan, Michigan. Our site is one of the world's largest collections of toxicologic pathologists, consisting of 17 full-time anatomic and three clinical pathologists. We work well together and enjoy the benefits of numerous intradepartmental consultations and collaborations. We are also strongly committed to scientific excellence and visibility, including research and publications on a variety of toxicologic pathology topics. Additionally, we foster a culture of continual learning and career-focused growth through regular in-house rounds and our ongoing resident training program with Michigan State University.

We provide discovery, safety evaluation, bioanalytical, surgical services, medical device evaluation, and analytical services to the biopharmaceutical, biotech, animal health, and chemical industries. Our team exceeds expectations through its consistent commitment to quality, communicatin, and innovation, delivering benefits throughout all phases of development.

  • DVM or equivalent; board certification in anatomic pathology or board eligible; and with 3 or more years of pathology experience.
  • Prior contract research organization experience and/or pharmaceutical experience preferred.
  • Organ system or therapeutic area expertise preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a large team of pathologists and scientists and with a strong focus on quality collaboration, continual learning and career development.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain knowledge of toxicologic pathology and best practices.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.


Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.

Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.

Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.

Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.

About Safety Assessment

Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.