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Principal Scientist - Pathologist


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Job Title: Principal Scientist - Pathologist  - VET000273

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.  Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you.  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources in Merck Research Laboratories at the West Point, PA site is seeking an anatomic pathologist to join a highly collaborative team of scientists dedicated to the development of innovative and safe drugs and vaccines. Merck pathologists provide scientific leadership regarding the design and conduct of post mortem portions of studies, and provide expertise to integrate the interpretation of all post mortem data into the overall safety profile of drug candidates. Working with the pathologist is a highly effective technical staff skilled in incorporating non-routine procedures, immunohistochemical staining, and morphometry in studies when warranted. Additionally, Merck pathologists are integral members of the scientific teams working on drug candidates from discovery to late stage development employing cutting edge, innovative research methodologies such as transmission electron microscopy, immunohistochemical staining, image analysis, and in vivo imaging tools (e.g. magnetic resonance imaging) to investigate mechanisms of toxicity and develop novel biomarkers and predictive models to derisk new chemical entities for safety-related liabilities. 

Pathologists work independently to analyze data and review literature to help teams solve scientific problems. Career development in the form of developing or expanding expertise in area(s) or organ system(s) of interest, becoming recognized subject matter experts, is highly encouraged. Merck pathologists have the opportunity to be the lead preclinical Safety 
Assessment representatives on drug development teams, overseeing the design and execution of studies, and generation of regulatory strategy and communications with global regulatory agencies to support the development of drug candidates.

The successful candidate must have a DVM or equivalent and residency training in anatomic and/or toxicologic pathology with ACVP board certification or equivalent. An advanced research degree (such as a PhD) is preferred

  • D.V.M., DACVP or equivalents
  • An advanced research degree (such as a PhD) is preferred
  • DVM or equivalent and residency training in anatomic and/or toxicologic pathology with ACVP board certification or equivalent. An advanced research degree (such as a PhD) is preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Enthusiasm for continuing to develop as a toxicologic pathologist,
  • Creative research abilities including excellent skills conducting literature searches, problem solving, navigating databases and strong understanding of advanced research techniques,
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with other Merck pathologists and scientists across the organization.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.  If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at
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Job Veterinary Pathologist, Board Cert

Primary Location NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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