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Danaher Corporation Computational Pathologist in Vista, California

Are you a Computational Pathologist, enthusiastic to work with an AI/ML team to develop industry changing AI/ML based algorithms? If you want to support products you can feel passionate about, we want to hear from you!

At Leica Biosystems (LBS), our mission is to advance cancer diagnostics to improve lives. To achieve our mission, we've built a dedicated Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning SBU (Strategic Business Unit), to deliver our pathologist customers new AI tools.

As a Computational Pathologist you will serve key roles in emerging Medical Affairs & Digital Pathology teams, with primary responsibilities for supporting the creation of digital pathology spatial analysis approaches that use AI/ML methodologies, developed from anatomical pathology images. You will be a Pathology subject matter specialist working alongside product management, AI scientists & engineers, delivering inhouse developments and supporting the assessment of partner algorithms. More specifically, the role will span the full product lifecycle from design, development, validation and commercialization of novel AI-based algorithmic models.

More broadly speaking, as part of the Medical Affairs team, you will provide critical internal leadership and customer-facing support, including pre- and post-market partnership to functions such as product management, sales and marketing, R&D, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Innovation, Pharmaceutical Partnerships, and Technical Support. This expertise will be required to support initiatives across Leica Biosystems in addition to supporting the AI/ML SBU.

Responsibilities we will trust you with:

  • Apply special skills in anatomic and computational pathology to provide pathology expertise for development of digital tissue analytics, including immunohistochemistry and quantitative image analysis, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced microscopy applications

  • Partner with R&D to develop computation pathology capabilities and applications. Involved in the design, validation and construction of training and validation data

  • Work with R&D on the multimodal integration of pathology data with other data sources

  • Partner cross-functionally to collect, evaluate and communicate key clinical, medical and scientific data to support R&D projects, regulatory strategy, compliance-related tasks, and commercial projects across the product lifecycle

  • Participate in the design of ethical and transparent AI/ML systems

  • Influence others across LBS and Danaher while maintaining strong, productive relationships

Your areas of knowledge and expertise that matter most for this role:

  • MD with anatomic pathology specialty board certification or eligibility in appropriate country required (active medical license not required); MS or PhD in a scientific subject area with advanced scientific training and experience, with track record of quality publications preferred.

  • Experience in pathology and clinical informatics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as applied to digital pathology research or practice required; Board Certification or eligibility in informatics, clinical pathology or pathology subspecialty such as molecular pathology, surgical pathology, or other organ-specific anatomic pathology specialty preferred

  • Experience in developing digital tissue analysis techniques for immuno-histochemistry, multiplex immuno-fluorescence, and/or spatial-omics approaches

  • Interest in developing cutting edge digital pathology approaches

  • Minimum of 2 years pathology practice or industry pathology experience following completion of pathology training preferred

  • Experience with risk management / safety assessment in medical device or biopharmaceutical industry useful

  • Prior interactions with regulatory agencies on pre- and post-market issues desirable

  • Collaborative team member with professional presence and demeanor coupled with superb written and verbal communication skills

Leadership Competencies

  • Use critical thinking to drive effective decision making in a global environment to resolve complex regional or functional problems, regardless of popularity of decision

  • Act as a change agent through interpersonal interactions; professional maturity and confidence in expressing a point of view with senior management and external partners; ability to give engaging and persuasive presentations to diverse audiences

  • Creative problem solver with the ability to spot issues of importance early and partner with colleagues toward a solution

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with leaders of other functional areas within and across the business to influence decisions, align on objectives, and drive progress toward achievement of business objectives

  • Within multidisciplinary teams, generate a vision, establish direction, empower colleagues and employees, encourage diverse viewpoints, exhibit inclusive behaviors, and encourage associate improvement and development.


  • 10% travel, including international

Our Benefits: Check out benefits here https://danaherbenefitsinfo.com/

Diversity Statement

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department or unit. This job description may be changed at any time


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.