SUMMARY: The Principal Anatomic Veterinary Pathologist (PAIP) will support SRC in offering a range of pre-clinical services to meet the needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical companies. The PAIP will play a leading role and actively work with the Sinclair Strategic Team in the corporate strategic planning and the organization of the research activities and programs conducted at SRC, to visualize the future expansion of SRC, and to assess periodically the resource needs at SRC to achieve its mission. The PAIP will provide the scientific support to the laboratories at Sinclair, namely, clinical laboratory, histology, and immunoassays. The PAIP will support the pathology needs for the toxicology and efficacy programs at Sinclair by providing and overseeing the gross-, and histo-pathology needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
· The PAIP is a very central role at Sinclair and will be part of the Strategic Team.
· Contribute to improving and refining the company vision and the Strategic direction of the unique research services and products of SRC. Help set the company research and scientific priorities so that they line up with the overall mission and goals of the organization.
· Stay updated on technological advances and industry trends and advice the scientific team, BD, and Management in scientific matters. Identify and make recommendations on future strategic directions, service offering and products, and new research opportunities or technological ventures.
· Be a member of the Sinclair Scientific Committee and participate, support and lead some internal and contract research projects, as well as the development of new service lines, animal models, assays, technologies or products.
· The PAIP will be expected to generate scientific and promotional publications in the form of white paper, promotional documents, peer review manuscripts, and posters to be used to promote the services and products offered at Sinclair. At times, the PAIP may present the Sinclair research findings to promote Sinclair’s know-how. However, the PAIP shall not reveal the proprietary components of the service or product offerings to the public, but documenting it well for posterity at Sinclair.
· The PAIP will be the scientific leader for all pathology matters at Sinclair and will be the primary engine to support the growth and expansion of this service at Sinclair.
· Act as a pathology expert and will support sales and dealing with clients regarding finding interpretations and other services offered at Sinclair, including animal modeling.
· Provide medical and scientific expertise in clinical and anatomic pathology according to existing regulations and sponsor’s requirements.
Gross and histological examinations of tissues from SRC and externally contracted from in vivo studies for Exploratory Toxicology, Pharmacology and Translational Development.
· Histological examinations of samples for target validation and mechanism of action investigations, while providing histopathological diagnostic expertise.
· Support biomarker assay development efforts for discovery (PD biomarker), exploratory toxicology (safety biomarker) and translational development (clinical trials biomarkers).
· Interpret pathological changes and generate pathogenesis hypotheses.
· Responsibility for authorship of study pathology reports.
· Familiarity of early safety assessment testing paradigms and risk mitigation strategies.
· Develop a network of external collaborator pathologists and interact with them as necessary to generate peer review and interpretation of pathology study results when volume demand exceed internal capacity or for required specific expertise.
· Must follow all SOP’s pertaining to the area of work, insure that other employees follow the SOP’s and contribute to the generation of new SOP’s.
· Performs all other duties as assigned.
· Project Management.
· Customer/Client Focus.
· Collaboration Skills.
· Communication Proficiency.
· Ethical Conduct.
· Time Management.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Management Tier: Top-Level, for further information on tiers and authority, please see Sinclair Book of Managers.
Directly Supervises: Technical and veterinary staff within the Laboratory Clinical Medicine unit. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising employee performances; addressing complaints and resolving problems; model development, advanced clinical communication, and advanced planning within the veterinary technical services division.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (D.V.M.) or equivalent with board certification in Veterinary Pathology, in addition to prior experience in
pathology, toxicology, pharmacology, and histology within a CRO or in a comparable drug development environment.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally, the noise level can be elevated.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: This position is classified as Exempt; employees shall be paid an established salary and are expected to fulfill the duties of their position regardless of hours worked. Exempt employees are not eligible to receive overtime compensation. This is a full-time position required to work at least 90-hours each two-week pay period. Due to the nature of our business employee’s must be present at SRC 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which results in varying work hours. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work.
TRAVEL: Some travel is necessary for this position including conventions and off-site meetings. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.