Senior Principal Scientist/Research Director
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development is looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join the Safety Sciences group in Kalamazoo, MI for a challenging and fast paced position. Zoetis is seeking a proven leader with a history of sustained performance and accomplishment to design and conduct toxicology programs supporting the human food safety technical submissions for new animal drugs and to provide pathology support to all species project teams. The Senior Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist (Senior Principal Scientist/Director) will be responsible for: * Defining and leading the toxicology strategy for livestock programs. * Draft safety study protocols to be conducted by VMRD staff, participate in pathology peer review of studies conducted by VMRD at Zoetis or CRO facilities, potentially monitor safety studies conducted at CROs for M&S, and potentially serve as a GLP study director for safety studies conducted by M&S in Zoetis facilities.
* Act as a GLP principal investigator/contributing scientist (pathology). Responsible for gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues, and for recording results (electronic pathology data capture system (Pristima)), preparing reports delineating pathological findings of toxicology studies, and assisting with necropsy supervision. Work with study directors to ensure pathology data is accurately integrated into study reports * Pathology peer review of outsourced toxicology and target animal safety studies * Interpretation and communication of data to project teams and senior management * Participation in addressing regulatory queries and preparing regulatory submission documents
* Collaboration with toxicologists and research scientists to elucidate toxicology findings of concern and with in-vivo animal model development/interpretation * Project team representative for toxicology supporting human food safetyEducation and Experience: * Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine * Post-graduate research (MS or PhD) highly preferred * Pharmaceutical development/project team/regulatory interaction experience desirable * ACVP/ECVP Board certification required * 6-10 years of pathology experience post-DVM; working knowledge of clinical pathology * Specialized training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology preferred * Experience with GLP as study director, monitor or sponsor representative * Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written English) skillsInterest in pathogenesis of toxicology findings and ability to assess human risk represented by pathology findings from in-vivo studies