Head of pathology
Salary up to £75,000, inclusive of market force supplement
Plus £1250 CPD allowance, 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and generous employer contribution to pension
The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is a large UK-based veterinary charity dedicated to promoting animal welfare through improved understanding of diseases in cats, dogs and horses. Situated in a beautiful location just 4 miles from Newmarket in Suffolk, the AHT has multi-disciplinary small animal and equine referral clinics, veterinary diagnostic laboratories including pathology facilities and a number of associated research groups, including bacteriology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, molecular oncology, pathology and virology.
We are seeking a highly motivated and broadly experienced individual to lead our Pathology Department, which is responsible for both anatomic and clinical pathology, with diagnostic and research functions across a predominantly equine and companion animal caseload. This person will lead and be accountable for, as well as contribute to, the day-to-day operation of the pathology service provision within our world-renowned Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS). In addition, they will also provide effective scientific leadership of pathology contributions to the Trust’s research programmes.
The Head of Pathology contributes to as well as oversees the provision of an efficient, high quality (ISO17025), commercially competitive diagnostic pathology service in parallel with DLS’s diagnostic microbiology service for the benefit of veterinary clients, both internal and external to the AHT. However, the individual we seek also has the opportunity to provide the vision, strategy and work program for scientific pathology research, in line with the AHT’s mission of pre-eminence in understanding diseases of animals through scientific endeavour and in contributing to their welfare. Through a strong research management background they will have the chance to establish and lead relevant internal and external scientific collaborations and to communicate research outputs through timely production of high quality scientific publications and presentations.
Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications and is supplemented with a competitive benefits package as above (USS pension scheme, 27 days annual leave plus Bank holidays, health cash plan and a comprehensive employee assistance scheme). Continued professional development (CPD) is actively encouraged and promoted within the institute and a generous allowance offered.
Candidates must have (or be eligible to apply for) MRCVS registration and a board-certified anatomic pathology qualification (ECVP or ACVP). A PhD in a veterinary pathology research area would be desirable.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in this role and your current salary, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 3 May 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 15 May 2017