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Clinical Pathologist


This is a Full-time position in Laval, QC posted September 1, 2017.

The CiToxLAB Group is a global preclinical service provider with facilities in France, Canada, Denmark and Hungary.

CiToxLAB offers a comprehensive range of pre-clinical services to meet the needs of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide.

Key Duties

Our Canadian facility, located in Laval (Montreal area) is looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in toxicologic pathology, preferably in a Contract Research Organization (ORC) or pharmaceutical industry.

This position reports to the Director, Pathology but also requires extensive interaction with the company’s scientific staff.

Main responsibilities

  • Provide scientific expertise in clinical pathology according to sponsors requirements
  • Oversee clinical pathology analyses on a wide variety of laboratory species
  • Review clinical pathology data in a timely manner for accuracy and completeness
  • Provide scientific interpretation by writing summary clinical pathology reports
  • Supervise and coordinate all activities in clinical pathology, including scientific and technical management of the clinical pathology lab
  • Provide clinical pathology support to study directors, business development team members and sponsors
  • Provide leadership and use organizational skills to achieve objectives, maintain standards and monitor performance in the Clinical Pathology department
  • Oversee departmental activities and ensure that quality and timelines are respected at all times
  • Monitor and advise on validity and correct interpretation of test results
  • Develop and monitor processes with a view to continuous improvement
  • Write/review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Oversee validation of new parameters and instruments

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in toxicologic pathology, preferably in a Contract Research Organization or pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong knowledge of related legislation, principles, practices and procedures
  • Good functional knowledge of the various analyzers used in clinical pathology


  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, and a formal Residency training in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP)
  • PhD is a definite asset
  • Prior experience in a CRO or in a comparable drug development environment (e.g. pharmaceutical or biotechnology company) and a strong interest in life sciences will be highly valued

Additional information

We offer:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Coaching/mentoring
  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Flexible social benefits program
  • Group RRSP to which the employer contributes.  

To apply

If you believe you have the required qualifications and are interested in joining a stimulating work environment where excellence and team work are important values, let us know of your interest by sending us your application.

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


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