Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
The pathologist will participate in our missions of pathology diagnostic service, research collaboration, and education. The Veterinary Pathologist works with other pathologists, faculty, post-doctoral students, and staff members to provide diagnostic and research support in scientific programs that involve experimental manipulations of laboratory animals for various clinical and fundamental studies in cancer and infectious disease biology and therapeutics. Additionally, the veterinary pathologist may interpret human based studies. The Veterinary Pathologists also work with the Comparative Medicine Director to maintain and improve services offered within the resource. The Veterinary Pathologist reports directly to the Director of Translational Pathology.
The Veterinary Pathologist provides support and training for all relevant pathology cases as well as to help develop new pathology-inclusive initiatives for Comparative Medicine and Experimental Histopathology.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Characterize and write summary reports regarding experimentally induced and natural occurring diseases in laboratory mice, rats, dogs, and occasional other research animal species used in the Center's scientific programs.
Collaborate with the Center's research investigators in planning and performing studies of non-human subjects.
Utilize clinical, gross, microscopic, cytological, clinicopathological, imaging data, and basic molecular techniques, including in situ hybridization during review of pathology cases in order to make comprehensive assessments.
Collaborate with the Center's scientists to comprehensively assess the pathobiology of genetically engineered mouse models, including different methods of phenotypic expression.
Assist in preclinical development and safety evaluation of new therapeutic compounds
Advise regarding the microbiological monitoring program for the Center's laboratory rodent colonies, including relevant laboratory test platforms run in-house.
Provide training in the appropriate methods of systemic gross necropsy evaluation and tissue collection for pathology cases.
Assist in the writing of grant applications and other narratives for purchase of new equipment, development of new pathology-inclusive initiatives, and summary progress reports of funded projects.
Serve as a member of the Center veterinary team regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention of spontaneous diseases in animals.
Assist the Director of Translational Pathology with project-specific tasks to maintain the quality of the resource and the cost-effectiveness of facility operations.
Work with Shared Resources administrative personnel to establish fee schedules and policies for internal and external users.
Review and annotate digital scanned slides for TMA production.
Assist Experimental Histopathology technical staff in IHC and ISH validation and interpretation.
Collaborate with center scientists on the design and interpretation of multiplex digital images (IHC and/or ISH).
Keep current in the field by maintaining contacts with colleagues, attending conferences, attending training sessions, and advancing the knowledge base to meet the research needs of the Center's scientific programs involving animals.
Perform other responsibilities as required or as assigned by the Director.
It is anticipated that 20% time will be devoted to professional improvement including research, conference attendance, manuscript preparation, Continuing Education requirement maintenance and committee service among others.
Possess a DVM or equivalent degree from a veterinary college.
Have 1-3 years' experience working with laboratory rodents, including transgenic, knockout, and immunodeficient strains of mice in a veterinary pathologist role.
Possess board certification by ACVP or ECVP or be board-eligible.
Be conversant in the technology required to produce and maintain genetically modified populations of rodents and in the genetic monitoring necessary to assure their integrity.
Be able to accurately describe and interpret gross and microscopic morphologic findings, present a pathologic diagnosis(s).
Make recommendations for subsequent investigative studies at the cellular, ultrastructural, and/or molecular level to support the morphologic evaluations.
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.