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Principal Clinical Pathologist

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 1, 2024

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The Department of Pathology in Preclinical Safety (PCS) at AbbVie has an opening for a Board-Certified Veterinary Clinical 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:

  • Evaluate clinical pathology data sets and integrate findings into descriptive/interpretive text for inclusion in pathology reports from regulatory toxicity studies intended to support the development of new therapeutics
  • Perform scientific reviews of clinical pathology reports generated by partner organizations
  • Clear communication of key clinical pathology findings/correlations to scientific teams from a broad variety of backgrounds
  • Serve as subject matter expert to inform/optimize clinical pathology support for preclinical programs
  • Cross-functional coordination with biomarker scientists, pathologists, toxicologists, and other scientists from multiple sites to explore mechanisms of toxicity
  • Contribute to regulatory submissions and other relevant documentation
  • Partner with a diverse team of medical technologists, biomarker scientists and pathologists across multiple sites to continually optimize laboratory capabilities and support scientific development for team members




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

  • Ph.D. in pathology or related scientific discipline
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical industry or contract research organization

    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.
  • AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


    AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

    Stock Symbol: ABBV

    Stock Exchange: NYSE

    Company info
    1 North Waukegan Road
    North Chicago

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