The Leyden Group associates have been retained by one of the country’s fastest growing and most successful pharmaceutical companies to manage the search for a Head of Pathology, a newly created position. The position reports to the company’s Head of Non-Clinical Sciences.

A veterinary toxicologic pathologist with ACVP (or equivalent) board certification and at least ten years of practical experience is needed. A person who has previously managed other scientists is desired. Significant pre-clinical drug development/drug safety experience is a necessary requirement.

The person hired for this executive role will strategically lead the Pathology section of the company’s safety assessment function, ensuring scientific excellence and best practices in regard to regulatory agency engagement. He/She will also actively participate on drug development project teams, lead and manage peer review processes and develop strong relationships with external experts, consultants and contract research providers. This person will manage an existing group of pathologists and support staff.

The position will be located at the company’s headquarters on the US west coast and is not viable for a remote working arrangement. However, the company is committed to a flexible work setting, with moderate travel. In the longer term, this search is driven by succession planning, with strong career advancement opportunities.

Search assignment #1409