Job ID 2023-2101
Scientific Research
Location : Location
Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (LBRI)


Lovelace Biomedical is seeking a board-certified Veterinary Pathologist to join a team of researchers dedicated to the Lovelace mission of advancing and bettering human health.


At Lovelace Biomedical, we support a bevy of exciting advanced research and development initiatives in a hybrid contract -academic environment.  Our core competencies include R&D services for pharmaceutical, chemical, and agricultural industries; pharmacology models and safety assessment; inhalation toxicology; advanced chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear threat and explosive (CBRNE) and combat casualty care countermeasure (drug and vaccine) development; respiratory, cardiovascular and infectious disease research; real-world environmental hazard assessment; intellectual property development; applied imaging-bioinformatic neurocognitive research, and clinical research, etc.  Our funding sources range from small pharma and biotech, to large pharma and industry to NIH, DOD, DOE, BARDA and other governmental agencies.


The Veterinary Pathologist will be part of a team with a larger scientific purpose, and the successful candidate will have the ability to see the big picture of our goals and be driven by the desire to advance our research.  They will also be able to collaborate effectively with internal and external clients, have an inquisitive scientific mind and the desire to learn new and exciting disciplines.


In addition to providing technical guidance and oversight (may include supervision of laboratories and/or staff) to personnel in the necropsy, histology and clinical pathology groups, the Veterinary Pathologist will evaluate, interpret and report on microscopic changes from a variety of animal models of disease; and may serve as the principal investigator or study director on a variety of sponsored programs; supervise and oversee the development and evaluation of disease models and safety/efficacy studies; support and develop investigator-initiated sponsored research programs; and perform all other related duties as required or assigned.


Requires a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, or a comparable degree from an AVMA accredited program, residency training as a Veterinary Pathologist, and a minimum of 2 years of directly-related experience in toxicological pathology; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. 


Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists is required.


Must have a demonstrated, thorough knowledge of animal anatomy, medicine, physiology and pathology as well as working knowledge of histology, clinical pathology, surgery, pharmacology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, biochemistry and other related disciplines.  The candidate must also have a demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of research methodology, principles and procedures.


The Pathologist must have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team of researchers.  Must have professional-level computer skills in Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.


Requires the ability to work in containment facilities (ABSL-3+, etc.) which may require vaccinations/immunizations, background checks and other fitness for duty test, and the ability to gain and maintain access to Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB).

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

A PhD in biomedical science, as well as previous experience in industry or contract research organization (CRO) settings, is preferred.


Prior experience in infectious disease research and/or animal disease model development, toxicologic and/or infectious disease pathology are also desired.


Salary is commensurate with experience.


EEO, including disability/vets



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