To promote the funding and implementation of modern, animal-free research methods at the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Present the sound scientific case for adoption of the principles of PETA scientists’ Research Modernization Deal to government and government-funded scientists and other decision makers
• Draft and obtain the necessary data for letters, factsheets, white papers, reports, government comments, and other types of correspondence
• Attend and/or present at scientific conferences and communicate with scientists on issues surrounding animal research as well as on non-animal research methods
• Present complex recommendations and 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
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
• MD or PhD in a related field
• 5+ years of experience at NIH or government agency preferred
• Proven familiarity with research, medical and scientific terminology
• Experience in public policy or science policy preferred
• Demonstrated success working with scientists and decision-makers to shape science and health policies
• Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth research
• Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to interact with government agencies and members of the public in a professional manner
• Proven ability to make sound, independent judgments
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to handle many issues simultaneously
• Ability and willingness to travel
• COVID-19 full vaccination and booster recommended
• Must 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 on issues
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization
The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $111,322 annually. The ultimate salary within this range that will be offered to a qualified candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and the cost of living in the area in which the candidate will live and work.
A list of benefits available to qualified employees is available here.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.