AbbVie Principal Pathologist in Lake County, Illinois

The primary function is to assess the safety of experimental compounds and devices by evaluating their effects on the body fluids and tissues of experimental animals. Acts as a science resource in clinical and anatomic pathology for other AbbVie departments. Develop and conduct those portions of study protocols that deal with anatomic and clinical pathology including not only the collection and evaluation of data regarding gross, microscopic, ultra-structural, and clinical pathology but, lastly, the preparation of comprehensive reports correlating these data.

Key Responsibilities Include:

•Provide professional consultation to scientific staff of other departments and provide professional supervision to assigned technical areas. •In cooperation with the Toxicology Department the pathologist designs, directs, conducts, and evaluates studies to determine the potential toxicity of experimental compounds and devices in different species of animals. This involves interpretation of data in the field of pathology (necropsy, histopathology, clinical pathology, electron microscopy, etc.). •Integrates the anatomic pathology data, clinical pathology data and other study findings to generate a pathology report as a component of the Toxicology report). •Partner with regulatory toxicologists, pathologists and other functions to develop optimal strategies to address specific toxicology issues as well as select and advance Development compounds. •Accountable for the interpretation and evaluation of biological data in biological and pharmaceutical research and development, biological control, toxicology, general consultation, and solution of problems in these areas. The accuracy of the interpretations and evaluations is of far reaching importance relative to the product clearance by governmental agencies and possible liabilities. •Ability to function in multidisciplinary teams to address regulatory queries. •Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Basic: * Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent) plus post graduate training in veterinary pathology. * Board Certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology (ACVP or equivalent) strongly preferred. * Candidates with a Ph.D. in pathology or related discipline are strongly preferred. * Demonstrated ability in biological research, strong understanding of pathology, and the ability to work effectively with other people. * Excellent oral and written skills with a proven record of scientific contributions to the scientific community. * Ability to be an active participant with leadership skills in multidisciplinary scientific teams.

Key AbbVie Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, grasps the “essence” and can change the course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Job Classification: Experienced
Primary Location: USA-Illinois-Lake County
Organization: Research & Development
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Req ID: 1702546

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