Science Policy Advisor for China

Position Objective:

  • To oversee PETA Asia’s work with the authorities in mainland China and to build relationships that bring about positive change for animals
  • To execute research, policy, and campaigns support relating to the use of animals in experiments

Term of Employment:


Reports to:

Vice President


Beijing, China

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead meetings with officials of all levels, including those in government, and prepare and deliver presentations in order to make the case for animal-welfare changes
  • Attend scientific conferences, communicate with scientists on specific issues relating to casework, and write related reports
  • Work with government agencies and meet with corporate executives on animal-protection issues, primarily those relating to animal testing
  • Collaborate with the professors, education administrators, and other members of the scientific and academic communities to expand and promote animal-friendly policies and projects
  • Independently research and interpret a variety of scientific issues and other issues related to animal testing in order to further PETA’s goals
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of non-animal testing methods
  • Consult with PETA US’ Regulatory Testing and Laboratory Investigations departments for ideas on campaign activities to reduce or eliminate the testing of animals in laboratories, including those at universities
  • Study and analyze national Chinese laws, regulations, and government policies affecting animals in order to put together factsheets, reports, comments, correspondence, and other documentation to present to the relevant authorities to seek support of PETA’s projects in mainland China
  • Answer correspondence with timely and appropriate follow-up
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


  • At least an undergraduate degree in a relevant science such as toxicology, pharmacology, or a closely-related field
  • Extensive knowledge of animal issues, including animal testing, alternatives to the use of animals, and regulatory requirements in experimentation
  • Experience in building relations with government officials and/or business leaders
  • Understanding of Chinese government structure, regulations, policy, reporting procedures, and work processes
  • Strong ability and willingness to establish, maintain, and improve PETA’s relationship with individuals from the relevant private and governmental sectors
  • Familiarity with medical and scientific terminology
  • Strong interpersonal skills with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex technical documents
  • Public-speaking skills
  • Ability to interact in a professional and courteous manner
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Demonstrated support for PETA’s philosophy

How to Apply

Deadline for this position is: January 20, 2017

To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia, please complete this application form. Because of the high number of submissions that we receive, applications are not accepted by other means. Depending on your experience and your country of residence, some positions may require you to work as an independent contractor. Independent contractors are not employees and are not entitled to benefits.