Senior Pathologist (DVM)

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:
Preclinical pathology R&D service and research. Core responsibility is pathology support; clinical, gross and microscopic. In addition, the candidate provides scientific input to R&D teams and management on preclinical study design, animal model selection, data analysis, regulatory submissions, and presentations for a variety of audiences.  The candidate will interface with multiple internal and external stakeholders.  Significant responsibilities in the area of necropsy and tissue harvest and trimming, and significant responsibilities in the area of histopathologic assessment include microscopic assessment and report writing.   Input on refining existing practices and implementing new improved practices as appropriate. Technical training of necropsy lab staff where applicable.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Pathology interpretation (gross and histopathological) for preclinical medical device studies from necropsy performance, histopathological assessment to final pathology report.
  • Investigates and develops novel strategies for understanding the pathobiology of device healing.
  • Physician education on concepts and principles of device pathology. 
  • Responsibility for helping to harmonize necropsy, tissue harvest, and gross and histopathologic procedures at internal and external animal facilities.
  • Develops presentations for internal scientific reviews and senior management updates on projects
  • May co-author external journal publications as appropriate.
  • Contributes individually by publishing preclinical pathology reports and reviewing final technical reports, collaborating on  issues with internal teams and outside pathologists.
  • Provides preclinical study  summaries and scientific justifications for regulatory submissions/responses.
  • Assists in establishing systems to ensure compliance with governmental regulations related to preclinical research in support of domestic and international regulatory submission including GLP compliance. 
  • Assists in developing strategies to improve quality and accelerate pathology services project deliverables.
  • Assists in establishing staining and analysis techniques to determine mechanism of action and/or response at the device-tissue interface.
  • Communicates with corporate partners; physician thought-leaders, product development teams and works effectively within a matrixed organization and across teams.
  • Teaching and educating staff on concepts in pathology.


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) board-certification required. 
  • Minimum of 1 year of industry experience including typical lab animal pathology preferred (rodents, porcine, canine and ovine preferred). This may include either pharmaceutical or medical device related experience.  
  • Experience in the design and implementation of research activities, and direct, hands-on GLP experience preferred.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced technical and scientific writing skills (in English)
  • Understanding of relevant regulations and guidelines, e.g., GLP, ISO Standards, Animal Welfare Act and Regulations
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written) 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience in writing scientific, FDA Pre-Clinical submissions and final study reports 
  • In-depth knowledge of FDA, GLP regulations, SOPs and FDA Guidance guidelines 
  • Demonstrable project and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communications to superior, peer, and subordinate levels.
  • Demonstrated skill in pathology research as evidenced by scientific publications and/or industry experience as evidenced by successful participation in domestic and international regulatory submissions. 
  • Current knowledge of new developments in veterinary medicine, veterinary lab animal pathology, human pathology and related sciences and an awareness of current requirements for new products.

Requisition ID: 564596

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific drug testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.




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