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Veterinary Pathologist (Munster, Germany)

Company: Covance
Location: Munster, Germany
Reference: 18588
Closing Date: 28 Sep 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

We are recruiting a Veterinary Pathologist for our site in Münster, Germany, recognized for its scientific and operational excellence in primate toxicology testing.


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


We are recruiting a Veterinary Pathologist for our site in Münster, Germany, recognized for its scientific and operational excellence in primate toxicology testing.

This is a permanent, full time position, with opportunity for growth and development, reporting to the Scientific Director, Global Pathology (Head of Pathology).


About the Job:

Within this position, your duties will include:

  • 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.
  • Provide pathology support in the interpretation of chemical or drug-related toxicology findings in safety studies.
  • Conduct formal peer reviews and review pathology narratives for scientific content and quality.
  • Supervise necropsies (typically at client’s request) and provide scientific guidance to necropsy technicians to ensure accuracy and compliance with protocols and SOP’s.
  • Communicate the significance of pathologic findings to study directors, clients and other individuals.
  • Ensure close interaction, collaboration and communication within the Global Pathology Organization.
  • Promote 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 Certification in Veterinary Pathology. A Board certification by the European or American College of Veterinary Pathologists or eligibility to sit the exam would be a plus. Support to sit the ECVP or ACVP examination is part of our development program.

We will consider candidates who have completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology and who have an interest in toxicological pathology.

Additionally, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Strong background in Toxicologic Pathology with 4 years of related experience.
  • Relevant experience in the pharmaceutical drug development industry.
  • 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:

Covance offers a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and 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.


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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Munich

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