Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • 19-Nov-2019 to 18-Mar-2020 (EST)
  • Research and Regulatory Affairs
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Seeking a scientist with at least two years of work experience in toxicology pharmacology, environmental health, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, chemistry, or a related field to implement human-relevant test methods and minimize the use of animals in domestic and international chemical and pharmaceutical testing policies and guidelines.

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through ethical and effective scientific research and public health policy. For more information about our work, visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard's blog.

About the Research and Regulatory Affairs Team

The Physicians Committee's Research and Regulatory Affairs team is comprised of experts in human-relevant research, education, and testing methods. We collaborate with regulatory, industrial, and academic scientists to develop, assess, and promote alternatives to the use of animals in science. We engage decision-makers in government and industry to make change.

About this Career Opportunity

The regulatory testing analyst will work with the Physicians Committee staff and external collaborators to promote the funding and acceptance of nonanimal test methods, train and engage toxicologists, and devise strategies to make favorable changes to policies and regulations.

Essential functions include:

  • Work creatively and independently to reduce and replace the use of animals in corporate, government, and university research and testing programs
  • Organize workshops, webinars, or other events to advance the department's goals
  • Travel to scientific conferences and meetings to present work and/or advocate for alternatives to animals to other professionals
  • Author posts and other web copy to keep our web-based toxicology resources up to date
  • Read, analyze, and provide written or oral comment on scientific and policy documents related to animal research or testing
  • Interpret scientific literature and research related to the use of animals or methods to replace the use of animals in toxicology
  • Publish and/or present original or collaborative research
  • Work with the Physicians Committee's communications department to promote our work through social, traditional, and trade media
  • Hold formal meetings with scientists, government officials, and companies that use animals to advance our goals
  • Provide scientific support to the research and regulatory testing departments as needed

This is a full-time position, ideally located at the Physicians Committee's headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro's Red Line), with the possibility of a remote working arrangement.

Who We're Looking For

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Have a degree in toxicology, pharmacology, environmental health, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, chemistry, or a related field
  • Have at least two years of experience related to toxicological assessment or regulations
  • Have a thorough understanding of concepts in toxicology and pharmacology including in vivo, in vitro, and in silico test methods and familiarity with the laws, regulations, and practices related to toxicological testing
  • Be passionate about alternatives to the use of animals in research, education, and testing
  • Be able to strongly yet diplomatically advocate for our position
  • Be familiar with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentĀ (OECD) test guidelines and regulatory requirements
  • Be able to independently determine and implement strategies and capitalize on opportunities for collaboration with external stakeholders
  • Be an excellent oral and written communicator
  • Be willing to travel, present, and network to further our message and build connections to facilitate progress
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