Principal Pathologist / Senior Principal Pathologist

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Science/R&D, Pathology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Department of Pathology in Preclinical Safety (PCS) at AbbVie has an opening for a Board-Certified Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist. The successful candidate will have a passion for bringing his/her scientific skills to the discovery and development of new medicines.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Perform evaluation of pathology data sets and generate pathology reports for regulatory toxicity studies intended to support the development of new medicines
  • Perform pathology peer reviews
  • Provide expert scientific leadership in interpretation of pathology data in order to drive appropriate development strategies
  • Design and evaluate investigative studies to explore mechanisms of toxicity using appropriate technologies, including molecular, imaging, biomarker and other analyses
  • Contribute to regulatory submissions and other relevant documentation
  • Possibility to represent PCS on cross-functional project teams
  • Possibility to be involved in due diligences for in-licensing opportunities


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent)
  • Board Certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology (ACVP or equivalent)


  • Ph.D. in pathology or related scientific discipline is strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical industry or contract research organization is a plus

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop and execute complex strategies
  • Ability to build strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Ability to be an active participant with leadership skills in multidisciplinary scientific teams
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and integrity and strong commitment to quality