Washington, D.C. nonprofit working to replace animals in medical education, basic research, and testing with effective human-relevant methods seeks professional for administrative support role.
About the Physicians Committee
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel and our website, including our Good Science blog.
About the Research and Regulatory Affairs Department
The Research and Regulatory Affairs Department conducts a variety of campaigns and collaborative efforts to make medical education, basic research, and product testing more human-focused and compassionate. Building on our milestone achievements like ending the use of animals in medical student training and passing federal legislation to drastically reduce the use of animals in chemical testing, our scientists and policy experts work to stop animal experiments and redirect funding toward effective nonanimal methods. We work with scientists, the public, journalists, lawmakers, and celebrities to raise awareness about the pitfalls of animal research and testing and about the value of human-relevant methods.
About this Career Opportunity
Responsibilities will include:
- Assisting with campaigns and projects
- Managing databases
- Conducting online research, including supporting evidence to aid projects
- Drafting correspondence
- Assisting with scientific bibliography maintenance and journal article formatting
- Assisting with coordination of both internal and external events
- Thinking of new solutions to make the department more efficient
- Providing administrative support, including booking travel and facilitating payment of invoices
This is a full-time position that may be performed at our office or remotely from any location in the United States. The Physicians Committee is headquartered in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line). A remote team member will likely be required to visit our Washington, D.C. office approximately three-five-times per year to participate in special events, meetings, or trainings.
Who We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate for this position will be organized and able to conduct multiple tasks efficiently and proactively with an eye for detail and a firm grasp of deadlines. He or she will also be an open and clear communicator and possess strong writing skills, with the ability to write persuasively, clearly, and succinctly. If you have these qualifications and are passionate about the Physicians Committee's mission, we'd like to hear from you. A bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a related field are a plus.
How to Apply
We require a formal cover letter and resume to apply. In your cover letter, please tell us about your interest in our mission, your related experience and accomplishments, and your professional goals. Click here to apply online. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.