Charles River Laboratories Senior Veterinary Pathologist in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Senior Veterinary Pathologist

Req ID #: 37694


Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

For over 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 e perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

This position may sit at Shrewsbury, MA, Frederick, MD, Durham, NC or Horsham, PA.


We are seeking an experiencedSr. Veterinary Pathologistfor our Safety Assessment site located inShrewsbury, MA.

Responsible for applying advanced scientific knowledge to perform gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues, and for recording results, preparing complex reports delineating pathological findings, and assisting with necropsy supervision. Work directly with customers as needed to market company services and to assure customer satisfaction. Provide guidance to less experienced staff members.


  • Interact with clients to assure satisfaction and to market services.

  • Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies.

  • 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 perform scientific review of 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 to less experienced pathologists.

  • Serve as a consultant in pathology-related issues.

  • Provide advanced scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of research studies as needed.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.

  • Experience:6 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. American Board of Toxicology (A.B.T.) certification preferred.

  • Other: Must have a reputation as an emerging leader in the company with sustained performance and accomplishment. Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Able to work on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Who May Apply

The policy of Charles River Laboratories is to provide advancement opportunities to all qualified employees within the company through transfers or promotions.Regular Full and Part Time employees may apply for a Job Posting if they meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Internal Job Posting policy.Regular Full and Part Time Employees must complete at least six months of continuous active service in their position prior to applying.Regular Full and Part Time Employees are eligible to participate in the Job Posting Process if their current overall performance appraisal rating is equivalent to "satisfactory" or better.Regular Full and Part Time Employees cannot be in any stage of a disciplinary action.Regular Full and Part Time Employees on leave of absence are not eligible to apply.

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.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet