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Principal Veterinary Pathologist

Medtronic


Location:
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Date:
24-12-2020
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Principal Veterinary Pathologist

Location:

Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:

20000LS7

Post Date:

Dec 11, 2020


Careers That Change Lives

Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.


The Principal Veterinary Pathologist plans, delivers and interprets pathology data from exploratory or regulatory preclinical studies and works with any of Medtronics Operational Units. Foremost, the pathologist will conduct analyses of implantable biomaterials/devices by applying gross and histological pathology expertise focused on the host-device interactions and their biocompatibility or treatment outcome. Finally, the pathologist delivers scientific reports and offers comprehensive pathology knowledge.


The position reports to the Sr Medical Group Manager at Medtronic Physiological Research Laboratories (PRL).


A Day in the Life:

oCollaborates with Study Sponsors across all Operational Units was well as PRL Departments in the design, refinement, and execution of preclinical research efforts.

oResponsible for the pathology sections of preclinical studies, from researching the most appropriate model or methods, to budgeting, protocol writing, analysis, reporting and to possible regulatory rebuttal.

oExercises independent judgment in establishing evaluation criteria and methods for the acquisition and optimization of pathologic data in alignment with best-practices and with outlines in national or international regulatory agencies.

oTimely completion of pathology reports after consultation with other involved scientists.


oConducts or oversees animal necropsies on site and provides documentation.

oConducts or oversees tissue dissections or fixed-tissue trim and provides documentation.

oGenerates summary pathology reports that are aimed to convey the intricate spatial relationships including the biological interactions between host and implant; results will showcase the pathology implications for the safety and/or efficacy of devices.

oDirects appropriate specimen processing for histology (laboratory on site) or other diagnostic methods.


oAdheres to SOPs or Regulatory Guidelines, stays current with internal training, supports PRLs quality systems through implementation of pathology-related SOPs and Work Instructions

oAssists in and influences the execution of research efforts also for bench models or preclinical RD outside of PRL.

oPerforms pathology analyses of human autopsy or surgery specimens, or human cadaver tissue


Required:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM from an accredited national or international University.

Board Certification as Anatomical Veterinary Pathologist (ACVP or ESVP)


Minimum of 7 years of anatomical veterinary pathology (gross and microscopic) in an Institution with a diverse case load across several animal species and a variety of diagnostic needs.

Proficient in the whole pathology process.

Nice to Have:

Knowledge about animal welfare in research.

Knowledge in toxicologic or investigative pathology from a CRO, biotech or pharmaceutical industry.

Scientific and technical expertise in digital pathology, immunohistochemistry,

Scientific writing skills as evidenced by publications.

GLP or ISO experience.

High level of visual skills aimed at comprehensive data compilation and presentation (photography).

Interest in clinical pathology

Base knowledge in statistics and/or use of statistical Program Packages

**About Medtronic**


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.


We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.


Physical Job Requirements


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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