Senior Director, Pathology

Mattawan, MI, USA
Job Description

The Senior Director Pathology - Mattawan is responsible for managing and providing scientific direction to a staff of pathologists and scientists and plays a critical role on the Sr. Leadership Team for the Mattawan site. Lead the Mattawan Pathology group, oversee the scientific conduct and regulatory compliance of all pathology studies. Actively participate in the Sr. Leadership Team for the site and lead site projects.  Collaborate across functions within the site and across sites within the Global Pathology group as a member of the Heads of Pathology in Safety Assessment.  Collaborate with the entire cross-functional research team to achieve business plan goals.

  • Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws to include interviewing, hiring, training, and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance and completing annual performance review on or before due date; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Lead the Pathology Department to ensure study design, equipment, policies, procedures, technology, and scheduling of work are adequate and aligned for the conduct of quality studies.
  • Manage the pathology team to provide customer service to clients and achieve business goals.
  • Add significant insight and value into the interpretation of veterinary pathology data, providing mediation, as needed.
  • Identify, research, and correct any deficiencies in quality.
  • Participate in business development activities to include establishing and maintaining good client relations, identification and development of new capabilities.
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine.
  • 9 or more years of pathology experience post-D.V.M.; working knowledge of pathology (anatomic and/or clinical pathology); specialized training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology preferred. At least 5 years’ experience in managing pathologists and/or other professionals preferred. American Board of Toxicology (A.B.T.) certification preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Ability to apply knowledge toward problem-solving and the advancement of Charles River Laboratories.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Great interpersonal and leadership skills.

Charles River
Boston, MA, USA