Oregon Health & Science University

Veterinary Pathologist

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and equity
TBD, evening and weekend work occasionally as required by scope of the position
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

This position is for a veterinary pathologist at the assistant or associate professor level within the Pathology Services Unit (PSU) of the Division of Comparative Medicine which provides advanced comparative pathology services to ONPRC core scientists, veterinarians, and OHSU affiliate, and external investigators. The veterinary pathologist provides diagnostic services and reports, in support of research studies and clinical cases, through post mortem examinations (gross and microscopic), interpretation of clinical pathology, microbiology, and other ancillary test results. The veterinary pathologist must communicate clearly with end users – research staff and veterinarians. This position serves the ONPRC research mission through research-directed post mortem examinations, aid in study design, provision of tissues through the Tissue Distribution Program, identification of new disease entities, and further characterization of well-recognized diseases in NHPs. The veterinary pathologist provides training for pre and post graduate veterinarians through participation in on campus externships and residency programs as well as the support of a post graduate training position in NHP pathology. The veterinary pathologist serves as a local and national resource for expertise in NHP pathology and participates in dissemination of findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals, scientific meeting presentations, and innovative resources such as the Primate Pathology Image Database.

Required Qualifications

  • D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from a veterinary school listed by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Three years diagnostic pathology experience (may be part of post-DVM residency training)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, in written and oral formats
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • ACVP or ECVP board eligibility in Anatomic Pathology
  • Perform work in a laboratory setting, with potential risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals, human and monkey tissue potentially containing agents infectious to humans including Macacine herpesvirus 1, other biohazardous agents, and dry ice
  • Some work conducted at Animal Biosafety Level 3
  • Ability to carry and lift up to 20 lbs
  • Ability to stand for up to four hours per day
  • Adequate manual dexterity and visual acuity to perform tissue dissections, gross and microscopic evaluations, and operate a microscope
  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment including powered air purifying respirator (PAPR)
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in pathology-related area of study
  • NHP pathology experience
  • Six months or more post DVM clinical experience
  • Six months or more of research experience
  • Management experience
  • ACVP or ECVP board certification in Anatomic Pathology

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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