Senior Director, Toxicologic Pathology

St. Louis, MO
Jan 19, 2022
Science/R&D, Pathology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Senior Director, Toxicologic Pathology


Inotiv is a growing contemporary drug discovery and development company where we “Play to Win” in an industry rich with opportunity.  Together, we face challenges and together we win in the delivery of world-class drug discovery and development solutions that impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.  There’s an opportunity for everyone at all phases of a career, each individual’s unique skill set has an impact on the work we conduct. If you have the talent and desire to impact the quality of people’s lives, we have the career opportunities to make it happen.


Join us in embracing research and science to impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.


Job Summary

Inotiv’s accelerating growth is fueled in part by a drive to contemporize and innovate across the organization. As our Pathology group continues to grow, we are looking for an enthusiastic self-driven individual at our St Louis site to lead our division of Toxicologic Pathology. The successful candidate will manage all on-site and remote safety assessment pathologists and associated histology operations ensuring delivery of high-quality, on-time pathology services to our clients. The Senior Director of Toxicologic Pathology will continue to add to our world-class team by furthering recruitment efforts; provide thought leadership identifying strategic growth opportunities through expansion of internal and external services; and coordinate with Corporate and Pathology leadership in scientific and strategic planning for all Toxicologic Pathology services and functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Manage on-site and remote pathologists, as well as local histology operations involved in toxicologic and safety assessment pathology services and provide performance reviews for direct reporting staff
  • Coordinate with corporate and pathology leadership in all science-related issues and strategic planning for toxicologic pathology services and functions
  • Provide thought leadership and identify strategic growth opportunities through expansion of internal services as well as collaborations with or acquisition of external organizations
  • Coordinate and monitor study-specific activities to be performed by histology and pathology personnel
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality, on-time, and cost-effective pathology services to clients
  • Conduct pathology peer reviews as needed
  • Recruit and hire additional pathologists as needed
  • Mentor and provide senior-level guidance to less experienced pathologists in a professional manner that inspires trust and confidence
  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance and Facilities Management staff to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Represent the company through meeting or conference attendance, client visits and communication, and other professional activities
  • Review staff reports (as needed) to ensure their work consistently meets quality standards
  • Available for occasional business travel
  • Provide assistance or support to other Inotiv sites
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of GMP/GLP/GCP regulations
  • Ability to determine strategies related to developing service offerings and consultation in necropsy, histology, and pathology   
  • Ability to ensure quality and integrity of the scientific services are maintained by the histology and pathology functions
  • Interact with clients, other employees, and the community in a professional manner
  • Effective organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to all company policies, safety regulations and procedures
  • Maintain confidential information
  • Support and participate in other company initiatives as directed
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Demonstrate Inotiv Core Values and adhere to Code of Conduct
  • Interact with clients, other employees, and the community in a professional manner
  • Support and participate in company initiatives as needed


Education and Experience

  • At a minimum, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, pathology board certification (i.e., ACVP or ECVP)
  • Minimum ten years of experience supporting pharmaceutical product R&D or registration efforts

Physical Activity and Working Conditions 

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office or laboratory environment
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • The noise level is usually moderate
  • Requires moderate physical activity with frequent talking, standing, walking and repetitive movement of hands and fingers, reaching and lifting 10 -50 pounds
  • Able to wear latex or nitrile gloves and other laboratory PPE as required

Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid paternity leave, 401K participation with company match, etc. 

Inotiv is a proud equal opportunity employer and an E-Verify employer.