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Senior Principal Pathologist

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2206174 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie
  • Description:

    The Department of Pathology in Preclinical Safety (PCS) at AbbVie has an opening for a Board-Certified Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist. The successful candidate will have a passion for bringing his/her scientific skills to the discovery and development of new medicines.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    - Perform evaluation of pathology data sets and generate pathology reports for regulatory toxicity studies intended to support the development new medicines

    - Perform pathology peer reviews

    - Provide expert scientific leadership in interpretation of pathology data in order to drive appropriate development strategies

    - Design and evaluate investigate studies to explore mechanisms of toxicity using appropriate technologies, including molecular, imaging, biomarker and other analyses

    - Contribute to regulatory submissions and other relevant documentation

    - Possibility to represent PCS on cross-functional project teams

    - Possibility to be involved in due diligences for in-licensing opportunities.



- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent)

- Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology (ACVP or equivalent)


- Ph.D. in pathology or related scientific discipline is strongly preferred

- Previous experience in pharmaceutical industry or contract research organization is a plus

Key Leadership Competencies:

- Critical thinking and problem solving skills

- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

- Ability to develop and execute complex strategies

- Ability to build strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance

- Ability to be an active participant with leadership skills in multidisciplinary scientific teams

- Strong sense of personal responsibility and integrity and strong commitment to quality.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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