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Vice President and Head of Translational Pathology

Boston, MA

At PathAI, we're applying Computer Vision & AI in amazing ways to pathology, healthcare, and detecting cancer and other diseases. We're applying our work to drug development, the clinical space, and as a global health initiative. Since it's early days for us, there's a lot of work to do and a lot of great product to build, and a well-engineered experience is critical to the success of everything we aspire to do. 

PathAI is seeking a Vice President and Head of Translational Pathology with strong general surgical pathology skills and leadership experience to lead a team of pathologists who are dedicated to supporting the process of machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms development and deployment.   

US board certification in anatomic pathology is required. Expertise and experience in immunohistochemistry, digital pathology and translational research is required. A background in immuno-oncology, and biomarker development is desired. The right candidate is structured and disciplined, has a natural curiosity about the details of the machine learning field, and an ability to communicate effectively. The candidate must be an experienced leader, an excellent collaborator and team player and have a strong academic or industry track record. 

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Communicate directly with company leadership, project managers and machine learning scientists to ensure the highest quality of automated pathology interpretation. 
  • Directly responsible to  ensure the quality of annotations from the PathAI consulting pathology annotation network. 
  • Ensure proper resource allocation and prioritization of the annotation network such that all PathAI projects (ML model development, manual reviews for clinical trials, third party access, etc) are adequately resourced on time and budget. 
  • Review the outputs and statistics from the PathAI machine learning algorithms. Provide input on the overall improvement of the output.
  • Communicate internally and with our pharma partners in all aspects of project development from conception to final analysis.
  • Communicate and influence senior  leadership in identifying new areas of translational and applied research in the field of AI in pathology that will have growth implications on the various business units.
  • Hire and retain the very best translational pathologists to support business activities.  


  • 20+ years post medical education/training experience in surgical pathology 
  • MD and US Board Certification in Surgical Pathology 
  • Demonstrated track record of high impact research (ie, publications in top/medium tier journals) in translational pathology 
  • 5+ years in industry setting 
  • 10+ years leading teams of pathologists 
  • MD+PhD preferred,  
  • MBA or equivalent formal education in health-related management/administration a plus.  
  • Expertise and experience in immunohistochemistry, digital pathology and translational research.  
  • A background in immuno-oncology, and biomarker development is a plus 
  • Executive leadership training a plus 
  • Direct experience in pharmaceutical setting a plus 
  • Direct experience in developing and applying machine learning methods in translational pathology a plus 


For the right candidate, we'll offer a competitive salary plus equity. Your compensation is rounded out by a strong benefits package: 

  • Flexible work hours, with work-from-home options available for many roles 
  • Three weeks of paid leave per year, an additional two weeks of sick time, plus extended holidays and team-approved leave
  • Ten days of 100% subsidized childcare per year
  • Healthcare, vision, and dental insurance plans (HMO or PPO), with voluntary add-ons available for dependent care, life, and accident coverage
  • Commuter benefit available for public transit or parking
  • Convertible sit-stand desks
  • Weekly in-office yoga classes
  • Free in-office lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays

PathAI is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We base our employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and qualifications — that's all. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, health, personal beliefs, age, family or parental status, or any other status. We don't tolerate any kind of discrimination or bias, and we are looking for teammates who feel the same way.

PathAI does not accept unsolicited submissions from third-parties. 

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