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Veterinary Pathologist

CDM Recruitment
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Biomedical Science
Contract Type

Veterinary Pathologist

Edinburgh, Cambridge, Oxford, London


GBP50,000 – GBP60,000

CDM Life Sciences are delighted to be partnered with one of leading names in Contract Research. Due to continued growth and investment, they are now looking to add Veterinary Pathologists to their UK team on a permanent basis in their Safety Assessment division.

Whether you re experienced in the world of contract research, or looking to enter the industry, this is an opportunity that you don t want to miss.

Job Summary

You will be responsible for independently performing gross and microscopic evaluation of tissues, recording results, preparing reports detailing pathological findings, and assisting with necropsy supervision. With minimal supervision, veterinary pathologists work with customers as needed to market company services and to assure customer satisfaction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform macroscopic and microscopic tissue evaluation and interpretation of assigned studies.
  • Assist with necropsy supervision and may conduct necropsies, including gross pathology interpretation, sample collection and fixation.
  • 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.
  • Interact with clients to assure satisfaction, provide scientific support, and to market services.
  • Perform scientific review of reports.
  • Serve as a study director or principal investigator.
  • Function as a peer review pathologist or participate in a pathology working group (PWG).
  • Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff and provide training, guidance, and leadership to less experienced pathologists.
  • Serve as a consultant in pathology–related issues.
  • Provide scientific expertise for experimental design and other aspects of research studies as needed.

Job Qualifications


Education: Ideally studied to PhD level, with

Experience: 2 or more years of veterinary anatomic pathology experience post ideally with a working knowledge of clinical pathology; specialised training and/or experience in toxicologic pathology.

5 or more years of toxicologic pathology required.

American College of Veterinary Pathologists (A.C.V.P.) board–certification is required.

Other: 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.

Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

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