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Head of Pathology

Head of Pathology

Development Bothell, Washington


Position at Seagen


Seagen has an exciting opportunity for the Head of Pathology in our Nonclinical Sciences Department near Seattle, WA.  The successful candidate will be a highly motivated skilled scientist with extensive experience in drug development and will report to the Head of Nonclinical Sciences.  The successful candidate will bring skills in study design, interpretation of results, and translation to the relevance of findings to humans in order to bring effective therapies to benefit patients with unmet oncology needs.  For the right candidate, this position offers opportunities to manage the pathology section of Nonclinical Sciences, which includes state-of-the-art clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories and discovery and development pathologists.   

 The Nonclinical Sciences team works enthusiastically and collaboratively to solve problems in drug development, partnering with colleagues in other Translational Sciences teams, Research, and the greater Development organization.  The Head of Pathology will work closely with the Head of Toxicology and the Head of In Vivo Technologies in assuring alignment on our goal to cure cancer while eliminating toxicity.  At Seagen, our teams are empowered to think creatively to navigate the drug development pathway from discovery to marketing.  The successful candidate will join a growing and evolving company that offers unlimited opportunities for career development in a friendly and fun environment. 


  • Develop and execute a plan for strategic growth within Pathology and NCS to be prepared to meet the needs of Seagen's growing portfolio.
  • Manage a diverse team of talented scientists, including collaborations and cross-functional  teams
  • Drive critical assessment of pathology findings, and effectively communicate these assessments to executive managers.  
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in departmental and cross-departmental discussions and  meetings
  • Serve as study anatomic pathologist on non-GLP studies and peer review pathologist on GLP toxicology studies, conducting anatomic evaluation of tissues and data, integrating findings into pathophysiologic understanding of toxicities from early stages through registration and post-marketing.
  • Lead the design, conduct, and interpretation of pathology endpoints on nonclinical  studies
  • Interpret and communicate findings to cross-functional project teams and senior  management
  • Participate in regulatory submission document preparation and scientific publications, including addressing queries from global health  authorities
  • Design and execute plans for issue resolution for regulatory and mechanistic  studies
  • Serve as nonclinical representative on discovery and/or development project teams and provide guidance on business development  opportunities
  • Appropriately engage internal and external experts to resolve development and regulatory  issues
  • Effectively collaborate with and mentor other drug development scientists in a multidisciplinary environment and within a highly matrixed reporting structure
  • The ideal candidate will manage and drive the growth of the pathology section of Nonclinical Sciences, assuring integration and collaboration with other aspects of Nonclinical Sciences, Research, Translational Sciences departments, and the larger Development organization.  


  • DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree with advanced education and training in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
  • Certification in Veterinary Pathology required ( e.g.  ACVP, JCVP,  MRCPath , ECVP, or equivalent)
  • PhD in a relevant scientific discipline
  • 10 years of work experience in Toxicologic Pathology in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sector from early to late-stage programs, including the conduct of GLP peer reviews and serving as project team  representative
  • 3-5 years of successfully managing scientific  staff
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as team player on drug development  projects
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, including authorship of regulated pathology reports

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit .

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  


Bothell, WA 98011, US