Principal Scientist, Pathology

Groton, Connecticut
June 09 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Role Summary

Pfizer has an exciting entry-level career opportunity available in our Drug Safety Research organization at our Groton, CT site for a Global Pathologist. Bring your diverse experiences and work with world-class thinkers and leaders with world-class resources within an exceptional, science focused environment. The Global Pathologist will be a motivated, intellectual partner heavily involved in study design and evaluation in order to develop an understanding of drug mechanisms of action, biomarkers, toxicity, and their relevance to humans to further advance therapies for unmet medical needs. You will be supporting our therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Disease, Vaccines, Internal Medicine & Hospital, and Inflammation & Immunology. The Global Pathologist will be managed and supported by a highly accomplished, board certified pathologist.

Pathologists provide morphologic and mechanistic data interpretation and regulatory or scientific expertise to projects and programs from idea to loss of exclusivity, interpret clinical pathology data and other scientific endpoints; and diagnose microscopic and macroscopic changes in tissues from animals in investigative and regulatory studies used to support drug discovery, research and development. Pathologists may use a variety of ancillary aids and instrumentation (EM, IHC, in situ hybridization etc.) and may direct or oversee either regulatory or investigative studies as well as serve on disciplinary or interdisciplinary teams.

Role Responsibilities
  • Perform all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulatory standards
  • Provide Pathology expertise to Drug Safety by evaluating microscope slides, virtual/electronic images and data
  • Integrate data and present findings and interpretations in written and oral reports to peers, management, and regulatory agencies
  • Provide input on study design
  • Provide pathology support for internal and external peer-review and report review
  • Develop the skills needed to support teams that may extend from early research to late-stage development
  • Initiate, run, and/or interpret studies to determine target engagements of compounds and to evaluate models of disease
  • Participate on issues management teams or mechanistic studies
  • Establish new assays and technologies for mechanistic studies, biomarkers, and automation. In particular support the IHC lab locally as well as other investigative techniques
  • Consult with subject matter experts as necessary
  • Develop internal and external scientific recognition and advance an understanding of drug development in order to serve as a representative on project teams in the capacity of either a drug development scientist or project team pathologist

Basic Qualifications

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • D.V.M., V.M.D. degree with advanced education and training in Veterinary Pathology
  • Certification in Veterinary Pathology (e.g. ACVP, JCVP, MRCPath, ECVP or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated early to late stage pathology experience
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a matrixed, multi-disciplinary environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Related Pharmaceutical or industry Pathology or Toxicologic experience
  • Experience interacting with research project teams and evaluating animal models of human disease.

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Last Date to Apply for Job: June 15th, 2021


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