European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP)
    European Society of Toxicologic Pathology

Company description:
Syngenta Crop Protection is a leader in agricultural innovation, bringing breakthrough technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow crops productively and sustainably. We offer a leading portfolio of crop protection solutions for plant and soil health, as well as digital solutions that transform the decision-making capabilities of farmers. Our 17,900 employees serve to advance agriculture in more than 90 countries around the world. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and is part of the Syngenta Group.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

The role:
We are looking for an experienced toxicologic pathologist to work in our Global Toxicology team in Product Safety, at our site at Jealott’s Hill, Bracknell, United Kingdom. You will work as part of multi-disciplinary team to deliver pathology peer review of Syngenta repeat dose studies, conducted at Contract Research Organisations (CROs). As part of our cross-functional technical teams, you will also provide advice to internal stakeholders on toxicologic pathology and clinical pathology across all phases of the research and development process, as well as providing expertise to support the development and registration of Syngenta products. In addition, you will be involved in research and development in Product Safety and will have the opportunity to establish and lead both internal and external collaborative research projects.


  • Peer review of repeat dose laboratory animal toxicity studies conducted at global contract research organisations (CROs), shared with our internal pathologist and external consultant pathologists
  • Perform scientific review of haematology and biochemistry data, pathology reports and study plans (protocols)
  • Be the bridge between the study pathologist at the CRO and the toxicologists in Syngenta, leading to efficient R&D decision making and effective selection of safe molecules
  • Serve as an expert consultant in pathology-related issues
  • Provide expert scientific knowledge for experimental design, mode of action studies and other aspects of research studies as needed
  • Identify internal and external industry trends in toxicological pathology, have a network of external pathologists and be involved in national or international toxicologic pathology societies
  • Be familiar with digital pathology, in particular digital peer review


  • FRCPath or Diplomate of ACVP or ECVP necessary
  • Veterinary degree (DVM, VMD, BVM&S, BVSc or equivalent) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine
  • Experience in toxicologic pathology is necessary
  • Demonstrated expertise in reading toxicity studies and conducting pathology peer reviews
  • Higher qualification/MSc or PhD advantageous, but not essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working independently and within teams

What Syngenta can offer
This role offers a competitive base pay and Syngenta values total reward which includes the benefits we offer to our employees. We support well-being, offering comprehensive benefits including generous holiday entitlement (31.5 days), discretionary bonus scheme, competitive pension scheme, private medical insurance and an employee assistance programme.

Jealott’s Hill offers a campus environment with lots of site events, including science days and celebration of international days. We have several employee groups offering events for all employees, DE&I, and cultural celebrations. We offer the opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees.

  • Salary for this role will be dependent on skills and experience
  • Supportive culture and an opportunity to learn and to keep abreast of specialist areas
  • Opportunity to publish in scientific journals
  • Opportunities to represent Syngenta on national and international industry bodies

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Job location, Jealott’s Hill, Bracknell RG42 6EY

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