Principal Scientist (Pathologist), Comparative Pathology

Job Description

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 campus.

We take pride in providing the toxicologic and investigative pathology support to program teams that are targeting serious neurologic diseases using a variety of therapeutic modalities (gene therapy, antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), protein therapeutics, and small molecules).

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).


Required Skills:
  • DVM/MD and PhD in a relevant scientific discipline (Master’s degree candidates may also be considered)
  • DACVP or equivalent
  • 3+ years toxicologic pathology experience in biopharmaceutical setting
  • Knowledge in the field of toxicologic pathology and a scientific record
  • Experience in supporting drug discovery and/or development spport
  • Ability to act with integrity, be action-oriented, be flexible in their approaches, and effectively prioritize their work.

Preferred Skills:
  • Current or prior experience at CRO
  • Experience in formulating and implementing investigative plans

Additional Information

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