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Senior Principal Strategist, Regulatory Science

Humane Society of the United States

Humane Society of the United States

United States







Senior management

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Date posted:



About the Role

This position provides scientific leadership, support, and coordination of regional staff in the HSI Research & Toxicology program with regulatory science remits, as well as related external projects, with the aim ad accelerating a paradigm shift away from animal testing.

This position will be responsible for:

• Providing senior scientific oversight and coordination of all regulatory science work across the global HSI Research & Toxicology program with the goal of supporting policy efforts with accurate, timely, and persuasive scientific evidence. This includes maintaining a robust understanding of regional HSI policy and communications efforts and support needs and working with regulatory science staff and external partners to develop and implement proactive analyses, reports, publications, webinars, workshops, and other technical resources as needed to support HSI policy and communications, as well as to respond to external commenting opportunities and technical enquiries, in close collaboration with country and program leads;
•Leading the scientific branch of the Animal-Free Safety Assessment (AFSA) Collaboration Chemicals workstream to coordinate the development and dissemination of scientific analyses and resources to support policy goals, providing strong project management, internal communication, satisfaction among workstream members, as well as recruitment of new AFSA members;
•Overseeing and coordinating HSI R&T engagement with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), governmental advisory bodies, scientific conferences, societies, and expert groups. This includes making prioritization and budget recommendations to program leadership, coordinating or participating in R&T delegations, review or development of technical comments, and ensuring timely debriefs for relevant internal stakeholders;
• Contributing to ongoing strategic and budget planning efforts for the R&T toxicology workstream, including advising on HSI positioning on emerging science/policy topics;
• Serving as an HSI senior scientific spokesperson for media, conferences, workshops, webinars, expert committees, governmental and other events as needed;
• Providing subject matter support to policy, advocacy, communications, fundraising, or other teams, as needed;
• Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of global scientific and regulatory initiatives and developments relevant to animal-free safety assessment;
• Other duties as assigned.

About the Organisation

The humane society we envision for animals will also be a better world for people, and it’s only through human efforts that we’ll get where we want to go. Because our advocacy is driven by people, we’re strongest when our people are empowered and valued. A work environment that fosters inclusion and collaboration energizes our teams, drives better thinking and makes our impact for animals more sustainable. Working with communities and stakeholders around the world, we integrate a wide range of cultural perspectives in our approach to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organization. We recognize and respect the full spectrum of human qualities, so that the unique talents of all employees are dignified with equitable access to opportunities and an ability to contribute to our mission.

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