Regulatory Scientist

Position Objective:

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

​Term of Employment:





Dependent on experience

​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 Food and Drug Administration, UK Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency, or the European Medicines Agency, with a focus on toxicity testing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Help design in vitro studies and interpret data received from partnering research organizations
  • Identify potential collaborators and lead scientific projects that advance the use of non-animal approaches for chemical testing
  • 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
  • Plan and execute workshops, webinars, and other educational opportunities for scientists
  • Write and analyze peer-reviewed articles and other technical papers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Extensive knowledge of animal and non-animal toxicity tests, with a focus on regulatory tests required in the pharmaceutical or medical device testing sector
  • Familiarity with ICH 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 tight 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 as an in-home office for working remotely
  • Valid driving licence, with a clean driving record
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