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Associate Director Pathology in Münster (Germany)

Company: Covance
Location: Munster, Germany
Reference: 59557BR
Closing Date: 30 Dec 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

We are recruiting a Head of Pathology for our site in Münster, Germany, renowned for its scientific and operational excellence in primate toxicology testing. This is a permanent, full time position, reporting to our Global Head of Pathology.


COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. 

We are recruiting a Head of Pathology for our site in Münster, Germany, renowned for its scientific and operational excellence in primate toxicology testing. 

This is a permanent, full time position, reporting to our Global Head of Pathology (global).

You will be instrumental in leading our Pathology team of currently two pathologists and a pathology technical assistant, in order to meet our client’s expectations. 

Within this position, your duties will include: 

  • Oversee and coordinate all activities, including scientific, technical, supervisory, financial and administrative management of Anatomic Pathology. 
  • Supervise pathologists and support staff. 
  • Serve as an expert for all departments and clients regarding scientific issues. 
  • Perform the microscopic evaluation and interpretation of tissue sections from animals exposed to test materials and correlate these findings with necropsy, organ weight and clinical pathology findings. 
  • Author comprehensive pathology narrative reports of microscopic, gross, and clinical pathology findings, while meeting report deadlines. 
  • Collaborate with Pathology Leadership at other sites on providing strategic direction in the development of pathology. 
  • Collaborate with Pathology Leadership and pathologists from other sites in the scope of the Global Pathology organization. 
  • Coordinate scientific and technical activities between Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Operations in collaboration with the leadership of the operations groups and Pathology Leadership at other sites. 
  • Conduct formal peer reviews and review pathology narratives for scientific content and quality. 
  • Oversee the training of junior and non-board certified pathologists. 
  • Foster regular contact with the leadership of Toxicology Services, Pathology Services, Study Directors/Coordinators, and Laboratory Operations. 
  • Provide guidance and support to Client Pathology Liaisons assigned to provide this service. 
  • Interact with program managers, study directors, clients, consultants, technical staff and government regulatory agencies such as BfArM and FDA to address scientific issues relating to pathology. 
  • Promotes the scientific excellence of the Covance Münster Site via publications as well as participation and presentations at international scientific meetings. 

About You:
To be successful in this position, you will possess a Veterinary degree and need to be Board certified by the European or American College of Veterinary Pathologists 

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate: 

  • Strong background in Toxicologic Pathology with 8 years of related experience. 
  • Relevant experience in the pharmaceutical drug development industry. 
  • Supervisory and management experience. Skilled in time management, planning and budgeting. 
  • Stature and expertise to provide consultancy for key clients. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Familiarity with pathology electronic data capture and reporting systems. 
  • Ability to provide scientific guidance and feedback to colleagues and technicians, and to ensure accuracy and compliance with protocols, SOP’s and client expectations of quality histotechnology. 
  • Sound knowledge of Animal Protection Law, GLPs and regulatory agency guidelines. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and in writing). Fluency in German would be a plus. 
  • Limited travel within EU and to USA to Covance sites, conferences and client visits. 


We Offer:
The opportunity to work within an experienced and highly skilled team. 
Covance offers a comprehensive benefits package including health cover, contributory pension. 

Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities. 
At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner. 

There is no better time to join us!

Apply for this job: Associate Director Pathology in Münster (Germany)

Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Munich

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