Research Fellow, Pathology

Job Location
Lake County, IL
Job Description

The primary function is to assess the safety of experimental compounds and devices by evaluating their effects on the body fluids and tissues of experimental animals. Acts as a scientific resource in clinical and anatomic pathology for other AbbVie departments. Develop and conduct those portions of study protocols that deal with anatomic and clinical pathology including but not limited to the collection and evaluation of data regarding gross, microscopic, ultra-structural, and clinical pathology but, lastly, the preparation of comprehensive reports correlating these data. Drives departmental performance by developing and implementing new strategies aimed for the development of new or improvement of existing products. 

•Provides professional consultation to multi-disciplinary scientific departments and provides professional supervision to assigned technical areas.
•In cooperation with the Toxicology Department the pathologist designs, directs, conducts, and evaluates studies to determine the potential toxicity of experimental compounds and devices in different species of animals. This involves interpretation of data in the field of pathology (necropsy, histopathology, clinical pathology, electron microscopy, etc.).
•Integrates the anatomic pathology data, clinical pathology data and other study findings to generate a pathology report as a component of the Toxicology report.
•Partner with regulatory toxicologists, pathologists and other functions to develop optimal strategies to address specific toxicology issues as well as select and advance Development compounds.
•Accountable for the interpretation and evaluation of biological data in biological and pharmaceutical research and development, biological control, toxicology, general consultation, and solution of problems in these areas. The accuracy of the interpretations and evaluations is of far reaching importance relative to the product clearance by governmental agencies and possible liabilities.
•Ability to function in multidisciplinary teams to address regulatory queries. Informs stakeholders by presenting pathological concepts for science leaders. 
•Serves and/or leads issue resolution teams and participates in due diligence teams.
•Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
•Maintains an external reputation as an expert in pathology. Regularly publishes and reviews scientific articles, participates in professional organizations, and serves in a leadership capacity outside AbbVie. 
•Collaborates and serves as an authority and advises company leadership to mitigate risk based on scientific results. 
•Serves as a mentor to developing scientist. 



•Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent) plus post graduate training in veterinary pathology.
•12+ years of experience as a toxicologic pathologist in the pharmaceutical industry
•Board Certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology (ACVP or equivalent) strongly preferred.
•Candidates with a Ph.D. in pathology or related discipline are strongly preferred.
•Familiarity with related fields: pharmacology, toxicology and drug development.
•Seasoned experience in biological research, supervisory abilities, and the ability to work effectively with other people.
•Excellent oral and written skills with a proven record of scientific contributions to the scientific community.
•Ability to lead multidisciplinary scientific teams. 
Key AbbVie Competencies: 

• Builds and maintains strong relationships with peers and other cross functional multidisciplinary experts outside of the team to enable higher performance. 
• Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change the course quickly where indicated. 
• Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo. 
• Ability to create a learning environment to introduce new concepts and novel approaches across the company. , open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. 
• Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

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