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Position Objective:

To provide research support for a wide range of animal-testing issues in furtherance of PETA's advocacy in behalf of animals used in government-mandated testing

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Research and interpret a variety of animal-protection issues, primarily relating to animal testing required by regulatory agencies

• Identify, review, and develop recommendations for non-animal test methods through analysis of scientific literature and data sources

• Secure and lead formal meetings with government agencies for scientific discussion of toxicity-testing concerns

• Attend scientific conferences and communicate with scientists on specific issues relating to animal and non-animal test methods

• Obtain the necessary data for writing factsheets, white papers, reports, Federal Register comments, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development submissions, correspondence, and other documentation

• Analyze technical papers and translate scientific terminology into lay terms for use in research projects

• Present complex and potentially controversial organizational recommendations and routinely represent the organization in dealings with state and federal agencies, public- and private-sector organizations, international forums, multinational companies, media, and advocacy and special-interest groups

• Participate in strategic planning for the Regulatory Testing Division

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


• Advanced degree in a related field and three years of relevant experience

• Proven extensive knowledge of animal-testing issues and medical and scientific terminology

• Familiarity with federal and international regulatory agencies

• Proven ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of scientists and media representatives

• Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex technical documents

• Demonstrated exceptional public-speaking skills

• Demonstrated exceptional writing and research skills

• Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times

• Proven ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines

• 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

• Support for PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

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  Metro Area Norfolk VA
  Job Location City Norfolk
  Job Location State Virginia
  Compensation Salary From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Research
  Prefered Experience 3 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Apr. 3, 2013

Organization Details

  Organization Name PETA
  Organizational Focus Animal Welfare
  Contact Person Human Resources
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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