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Covance Director, Medical Affairs - Pathologist in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Overview:

At our Indianapolis location, there is an opening for an AP/CP Pathologist with training and/or experience in molecular genetic pathology. We are seeking a candidate to contribute specialized expertise to the Medical Affairs team. Our group includes seven on-site pathologists with backgrounds in surgical pathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, cytopathology, and hematopathology. This is an opportunity to pursue a potentially promising career path at the cutting edge of development during a period of rapid discovery.

The ideal candidate will be board certified / eligible in anatomic and clinical pathology with a background in molecular genetic pathology and knowledge of related laboratory techniques. Candidates with experience as well as those currently or recently completing fellowship training are encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultative and laboratory support to Covance and its internal and external customers.

  • Oversee medical decision-making and fulfill laboratory / other functions requiring a pathologist. Collaborate in global trials involving whole slide imaging and artificial intelligence platforms.

  • Participate in the review and approval of new test offerings and service feasibilities.

  • Review abnormal peripheral blood smears and other laboratory testing (e.g., SPEP).

  • Participate in investigator meetings or client visits to provide medical support for clinical trials.

  • Analyze and respond to medical and pathology-related inquiries by clinical trials customers.

  • Implement quality standards and help assure regulatory and legal compliance.

  • Collaborate in development and validation of methods and selection of appropriate tests.


  • Doctor of Medicine degree

  • Board certification / eligibility in anatomic and clinical pathology is required

  • Board certification / eligibility in molecular genetic pathology is desirable

  • Active and unrestricted Indiana medical license

  • Ability to effectively interact with clients at meetings and conferences is essential

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential


  • Experience and/or training in molecular and genetic pathology is required

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.