Associate Director Veterinary Clinical Pathology

DevelopmentHybrid Remote, Bothell, United States


Description

Position at Seagen

Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen’s dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we are able to reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us! 

Summary:

Seagen, headquartered near Seattle, WA, has an exciting opportunity for a veterinary clinical pathologist in our Nonclinical Sciences Department.  The successful candidate will be a highly motivated skilled scientist with experience in drug development and will report to the Head of Pathology.  The successful candidate will bring skills in study design, interpretation of results, and translation to the relevance of findings to humans to bring effective therapies to benefit patients with unmet oncology needs.  

 The Nonclinical Sciences team works enthusiastically and collaboratively to solve problems in drug development, partnering with colleagues in other Translational Sciences teams, Research, and the greater Development organization.  At Seagen, our teams are empowered to think creatively to navigate the drug development pathway from discovery to marketing.  The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing and evolving company that offers unlimited opportunities for career development in a friendly and fun environment.     
 
Principle Responsibilities: 

  • Provide interpretive clinical pathology reports integrating findings into pathophysiologic understanding of toxicities, and reviews reports authored by CRO clinical pathologists  
  • Oversee or perform microscopic examinations of hematologic and/or cytologic specimens, including blood, bone marrow, and other body fluids. 
  • Provide mentoring and training to lab personnel relative to sample collection, handling, and clinical pathology testing 
  • Strategically plans and develops new in vitro and ex vivo capabilities in the lab to more effectively characterize toxicities  
  • Serve as a nonclinical representative on discovery and/or development project teams in support of early-stage research through registration and post-marketing requirements 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in departmental and cross-departmental discussions and meetings   
  • Interpret and communicate findings to cross-functional project teams and senior management, as needed   
  • Participate in regulatory submission document preparation and scientific publications, including addressing queries from global health authorities   
  • Provide guidance on business development opportunities   
  • Appropriately engage internal and external experts to resolve development and regulatory issues    
  • Effectively collaborate with and mentor other drug development scientists in a multidisciplinary environment and within a highly matrixed reporting structure 

Required Qualifications: 

  • DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree with advanced education and training in Veterinary Clinical Pathology   
  • Certification in Veterinary Pathology required (e.g. ACVP, JCVP, MRCPath, ECVP, or equivalent)  
  • PhD in a relevant scientific discipline is preferred but not required  
  • 8+ years of work experience in veterinary clinical pathology in the pharmaceutical/CRO sector 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a team player on drug development projects    
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written skills, including authorship of regulated pathology reports 


As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit 
www.seagen.com.  

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Seagen requires that all newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law. 

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