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Science Policy Advisor – France

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Job objective:

Take the lead in policy and research projects related to animal testing to support PETA’s advocacy for animals used in experiments in France

Duration of employment:

Full time


Remotely, preferably based in Belgium, but UK is also an option

Reports to:

Science Policy Manager

Main responsibilities and tasks:

  • Independently research and interpret a variety of scientific, political, political and other issues related to animal experimentation in order to advance the goals of PETA
  • Network and coordinate meetings with key decision makers and other stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the Director of the Department of Science and other science policy advisers to decide and obtain the information necessary to prepare fact sheets, reports, correspondence and other documents
  • Collaborate with other departments of PETA and its subsidiaries, including the regulatory testing department and the laboratory investigation department of PETA US
  • Build relationships and maintain communication with key audiences, especially decision makers in the legislative and administrative arenas
  • Lead meetings with parliamentarians, businesses and legislators and participate in conferences
  • Develop expertise in non-animal testing methods and leverage the expertise of others
  • Respond to correspondence regarding animal testing issues
  • Perform analyzes of technical articles and legislation and translate scientific and legal terminology into lay terms for use in research projects
  • Identify opportunities to provide public comments that encourage non-animal testing approaches and take the lead in writing and presenting such comments
  • Represent PETA in public speaking, debates, media and the general public
  • Communicating PETA’s philosophy to the public
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor
  • Perform all tasks in English and French


  • Diploma in a related field
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English (essential)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the functioning of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the French government
  • Knowledge of the use of animals in laboratories, associated French and European legislation and alternatives to animal testing
  • Experience related to animal experimentation issues and policies in France, preferred
  • Proven ability to stay abreast of relevant political, social and economic developments
  • Proven ability to inform colleagues and other relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth research
  • Excellent proven writing and research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to make sound and independent judgments
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of scientists, parliamentarians, industry representatives, the public and other stakeholders
  • Exceptional public speaking and networking skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as required
  • Professional appearance
  • Support of PETA philosophy and ability to defend PETA positions on issues in a professional manner
  • Commitment to organizational goals

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