Objective: To accelerate regulatory acceptance and corporate use of scientifically valid alternative, non-animal test methods and strategies, with emphasis on the plant protection, biocidal product and chemicals sectors, and the transition to a non-animal, pathway-based paradigm in toxicology, through active engagement with regulators, corporate, academic, and other stakeholders.
- Contributing to the development and revision of OECD test guidelines, guidance documents, and work product of the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) development program
- Working directly with EU institutions (Commission, EFSA, ECHA, etc.) and industry to promote full and timely acceptance and use of available animal testing alternatives in legislation, regulations, data requirements, test guidelines, trade agreements, and other instruments
- Representing HSI on relevant committees, stakeholder and expert groups
- Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant developments in relation to animal testing alternatives via regional validation bodies, peer-reviewed toxicology literature, etc.
- Supporting HSI legislative, campaign, communications or other non-technical personnel as needed
- Travel for meetings or events as needed
- Master’s degree or higher in toxicology or equivalent discipline, or documented experience in a government regulatory position or industry regulatory affairs role where direct relationships with authorities were built/maintained
- Experience with modern risk assessment approaches, including pathway-based toxicology, computational and integrated approaches that reduce or avoid animal testing
- Familiarity with European regulatory frameworks plant protection and biocidal products, chemicals and endocrine disruptors
- Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills, including the ability to quickly absorb, analyze and communicate complex subject matter to a variety of audiences
- Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the ability to handle complex situations and exercise sound judgment and problem-solving
- Proven ability to build/foster relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy and discretion
- Commitment to the replacement of animal use in toxicology and the ability to professionally advocate HSI policy positions
- Ability to take initiative and work effectively as part of a team or independently
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Ability and willingness to travel within Europe and elsewhere as needed
- Eligibility to work in the European Union
Humane Society International is a charitable NGO and among the largest and most respected voices for animal welfare globally. Our Research & Toxicology Department brings together a multidisciplinary global team of health and environmental toxicologists, biomedical scientists, lawyers, lobbyists and other specialist consultants. HSI is an invited expert to the OECD Joint Meeting and subsidiary bodies (test guidelines, AOP development, etc.) and an accredited stakeholder of the European Food Safety Authority, European Chemicals Agency, Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP, and the EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL-ECVAM).
- Exciting challenge with a professional team
- Dynamic international working environment
- High degree of independence and responsibility
- Possibility to work from home