Scientific Specialist
Fully Remote NC PETA
Job Type

Position Objective:

To lead strategic efforts advancing in vitro approaches for chemical toxicity testing. PETA’s Regulatory Toxicology Department is looking for a solution-oriented scientist with expertise in chemical toxicity testing and a passion for collaborating, communicating, and replacing toxicity testing on animals. 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Independently research, interpret, and make recommendations on topics related to replacing animal testing required by regulatory agencies, such as the US Environmental Protection Agency or US Food and Drug Administration

• Identify potential collaborators and lead scientific projects that advance the use of non-animal approaches for chemical testing, including designing test plans and analyzing data

• Lead scientific discussions with companies and government agencies, and present at scientific conferences 

• Identify opportunities to provide public comments that promote non-animal approaches and lead the writing and presentation of these comments

• Write and analyze peer-reviewed journal articles and other technical papers 

• Plan and execute workshops, webinars, and other educational opportunities for scientists

• Translate scientific terminology into lay terms for the public, donors, and reporters 

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


• Masters or PhD degree in toxicology or a related field

• Minimum of two or more years experience at a regulatory agency or company in the pharmaceutical or medical device sector 

• Ability to plan scientific studies and analyze study results

• Support for PETA's philosophy 

• Knowledge of animal and non-animal toxicity tests

• Familiarity with OECD test guidelines and regulatory requirements

• Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of scientists and the public

• Attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and ability to meet deadlines

• Exceptional skills in research and strategic thinking

• Exceptional writing, communication, and public speaking skills

• Professional appearance 

• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times 

• Ability and willingness to travel as well the ability to work from home remotely

• COVID-19 full vaccination and booster recommended