To promote animal-free science with major corporations
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Maintain expertise in non-animal test methods and international regulatory requirements for testing• Independently research and interpret a variety of issues related to replacing animal testing required by regulatory agencies• Make and maintain contacts with major corporations in order to further PETA's work• Identify and collaborate with scientists and corporate representative on projects to promote the implementation of non-animal methods• Secure and lead formal meetings with companies and government agencies to discuss the implementation of in vitro and in silico test methods as well as other non-animal strategies• Ensure timely and appropriate follow-up with companies• Monitor the progress of departmental communications with corporations in order to ensure that short- and long-term goals are achieved• Identify, review, and develop recommendations for non-animal test methods through analysis of scientific literature and data sources• Attend and present at scientific conferences and communicate with scientists on specific issues relating to animal and non-animal test methods• Plan and execute workshops, webinars, and other educational opportunities for scientists• Obtain the necessary data for writing factsheets, reports, comments, correspondence, and other documentation• Represent the organization in dealings with media• Translate scientific terminology into lay terms for use in research projects• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
• Masters or PhD degree in toxicology or closely related field• Knowledge of animal-testing issues and scientific terminology• Familiarity with federal and international regulatory requirements as they relate to animal testing• Support for PETA's philosophy, commitment to the objectives of the organization, and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions• Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of scientists and media representatives• Ability to analyze and interpret complex technical documents• Proven attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously• Exceptional public-speaking skills• Exceptional writing and research skills• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times• Ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines• Ability to make sound, independent judgements• Ability and willingness to travel• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record• Professional appearance
This position is currently accepting applications.