Scientific Manager Pathology

Scientific Manager Pathology

Poulpharm is looking for a scientific manager in pathology. This veterinary pathologist must have a special interest in poultry and porcine diseases to develop a new area of expertise within the organization to support both our diagnostic lab and CRO.

Who is poulpharm?

Over more than 10 years Poulpharm is a reliable, independent partner for veterinarians and the veterinary pharmaceutical and nutritional industry. Poulpharms specialization lies in offering high quality level research activities, both at diagnostic level as in the execution of (pre)clinical trials in own test facilities. All activities are performed under strict procedures (ISO 17025, GMP, GLP). In the framework of parasitological research, Poulpharm can rely on a well-founded expertise, in both in vitro as in vivo studies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform necropsies of poultry and pigs, with special attention to sample taking, for both the diagnostic lab and the CRO.
  • Write necropsy and histopathology reports
  • Keep close contact with the veterinarian to discuss findings and results to suggest a follow-up plan
  • Trimming of formalin-fixed material
  • Reporting-duty in a rotational scheme
  • Optimization of existing scoring systems
  • Training and validation of veterinarians in scoring systems for poultry diseases
  • Providing scientific support to the study directors and scientific managers for both the diagnostic lab and CRO

The ideal candidate

  • Is a veterinarian (Master in Veterinary Medicine) with at least 3 years of relevant experience in the field of veterinary pathology; ECVP or ACVP certification is a plus, but not necessary
  • Possesses knowledge of veterinary histopathology of poultry and swine and has a general idea of the set-up of a histology lab
  • Has a strong interest in the poultry and swine industry to think together with and solve problems for the client
  • Has the ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, both in Dutch and English for communication within the different business units and with the clients.
  • Has strong time management and organization skills; deadlines are no problem for you


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