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Medical Research Specialist

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

United States (Washington DC)

Research or data

Natural Sciences







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About the Role

The Medical Research Specialist will carry out policy, scientific, and outreach activities related to the reduction and replacement of animals in biomedical research.
Essential functions and specific duties will include:
* Determine, advocate for, and implement policy changes to prioritize funding for nonanimal and clinical research over animal-based studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding bodies.
* Assist in executing strategies to address animal methods bias and other barriers to broader uptake of nonanimal methods, including by conducting primary research and authoring peer-reviewed articles.
* Lead advocacy efforts including crafting policy positions, public comments, and Congressional lobbying activities.
* Draft accessible publications and manage media content to promote the advantages of human-based research.
* Organize, attend, and present at educational events, workshops, and conferences to engage and train researchers in nonanimal research techniques.
* Foster collaborations with federal agencies, scientific organizations, and advocacy groups to promote human-based research.
* Represent the Physicians Committee as a spokesperson across various platforms, including to the NIH, the press, and the public.
This is a full-time position that may be performed remotely from any location in the United States. The Physicians Committee is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Travel on a quarterly basis is required for PCRM, NIH and Congressional meetings, conferences, etc.
The position level for this role is Specialist. Specialist salaries start at $70,000 and have a median of $79,457. A salary offer will take into consideration education, experience, and skills along with internal and external reference points.

About the Organisation

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.

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