About PETA

Research Associate

Position Objectives:
To provide research support for a wide range of projects involving animal-testing issues

Term of Employment:
Full-time

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Independently research and interpret a variety of animal protection issues to further PETA's cause, primarily as it relates to animal testing required by regulatory agencies
  • Collaborate with the associate director and science adviser to decide on and obtain the necessary data for factsheets, white papers, reports and other correspondence
  • Represent PETA at scientific conferences and communicate with scientists regarding issues relating to casework
  • Build and maintain communications with key audiences, including with particular decision-makers in the legislative, administrative and clinical arenas
  • Develop expertise in non-animal testing methods
  • Answer correspondence regarding animal-testing issues
  • Conduct analysis of technical papers and translate scientific terminology into lay terms for use in research projects
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics or other related field
  • Public-speaking experience
  • Proven familiarity with and the ability to apply medical/scientific terminology
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth research and handle many issues simultaneously
  • Proven ability to make sound, independent judgments
  • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to deal with members and the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven excellent strategic-thinking and analytical skills
  • Professional appearance
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organisation

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to Stephanie Kyle at StephanieK@peta.org.uk.