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Scientific Director, Pathologist

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 25, 2022

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About This Role

We are looking for an experienced toxicologic pathologist to join our dynamic Comparative Pathology Group. Comparative Pathology is part of the Preclinical Safety Department which is comprised of pathologists, discovery and development toxicologists, and study management professionals and provides the global nonclinical safety assessment of novel biotherapeutics across all therapeutic areas from its location at Biogen's Cambridge, MA or Durham, NC campuses.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as the Comparative Pathology representative for Discovery and/or Development programs and as primary pathologist for internal non-GLP studies and as peer review pathologist for non-GLP and GLP compliant toxicity studies performed at CROs.
  • Provide a pathology perspective to discovery and development program teams as to the potential relevance of findings arising from nonclinical safety studies.
  • Participate in or lead initiatives inside or outside of the department and may serve as a Preclinical Safety representative for program teams.
  • Write and contribute to scientific reports and manuscripts, regulatory documents, and position papers.
  • Actively contribute to creative approaches and solutions to achieve program and company objectives.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with all Preclinical Safety scientists (Toxicologists, Study Managers, Pathologists) and scientists in other functions (e.g., Research, DMPK, Medicinal Chemistry, Clinical Safety, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs).
    Who You Are:

    You have served as a program pathologist and lead the planning, conduct, interpretation, and communication of pathology aspects of nonclinical safety studies to enable the progress of programs to decision points. You have the ability to act with integrity, be action-oriented, be flexible in your approaches, and effectively prioritize your work.


    Required Skills:
    • DVM/MD
    • DACVP or equivalent
    • 11+ years toxicologic pathology experience in biopharmaceutical setting
    • Knowledge in the field of toxicologic pathology and a scientific record
    • Experience as a project pathologist in support of discovery- and/or development-stage programs
      Preferred Skills:
      • PhD or MS in a relevant scientific discipline
      • Experience in formulating and implementing investigative plans


        Additional Information

        This position offers the opportunity to interact with high quality, motivated scientists across disciplines within the Biogen R&D organization and external partners.

        Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients' lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.

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