Veterinary Clinical Pathologist - Principal Scientist

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: June 14, 2016
  • Reference ID: VET000271
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

In Merck's Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources (SALAR) area, we are pursuing new and innovative approaches for drug discovery and development and are passionate about developing Merck's drug pipeline and its people. As a part of these efforts, we collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to: 1) support the development of novel small molecules, therapeutic proteins and vaccine targets, 2) investigate mechanisms of toxicity to better evaluate drug development candidates, and 3) contribute to the collaborative effort of developing novel predictive assays and biomarkers that improve our ability to inform on human risk.

We are seeking a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist (Principal Scientist) who is interested in joining a growing department to design preclinical toxicity studies on novel drug candidates, develop novel biomarkers, and interpret clinical pathology data to assess potential human risk.

This position also offers the opportunity to lead and actively participate in the drug discovery and development process as non-clinical safety representative to project teams (Compound Leader) and to participate on committees external to Merck that foster the science of veterinary pathology and/or influence regulatory policy to promote more effective and efficient drug development.

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent

  • ACVP/ECVCP certification in veterinary clinical pathology

  • PhD; Experience in toxicologic pathology or related field

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