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From 4 September 2005 Issue

Peta Job Opening

Research Assistant

Position Objective:
To provide research support for farmed-animal and vegetarian projects

Term of Employment:
Full-time

Reports to:
Director of Vegan Campaigns

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
* Research and interpret data on farmed-animal issues and vegetarianism
* Obtain necessary data and write fully referenced text for factsheets, Web pages, white papers, reports, and other correspondence
* Attend scientific conferences and communicate with scientists regarding specific issues relating to farmed-animal welfare and vegetarianism
* Maintain confidentiality at all times
* Answer correspondence with regard to farmed-animal issues
* Organize press packs for dissemination of casework information
* Analyze technical papers and translate scientific terminology into lay terms for use in research projects
* Provide research and written reports for use in ongoing or planned campaigns
* Work on individual cases with members of the public, officials, or companies to eliminate inhumane or cruel industry practices
* Perform any other duties, as assigned by the director of Vegan Campaigns

Qualifications:
* Proven exceptional writing and research skills
* Proven familiarity with, and ability to apply, medical/scientific terminology
* Proven ability to make sound, independent judgments
* Ability to conduct in-depth research and handle many different issues simultaneously
* Ability to organize large research projects in a meaningful manner and prioritize areas of greatest concern
* Ability to handle cruelty complaint calls in a professional and confidential manner
* Supportive position, vis-à-vis PETA’s philosophy, and the ability to professionally advocate PETA’s positions
* Willingness to travel, as needed
* Good proofreading and organizational skills
* Commitment to the objectives of the organization

For further information about this position, call Human Resources at 757-622-7382, or mail/fax/email jobopenings@peta.org your cover letter and résumé to:

Human Resources Department
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-622-7382
757-628-0789 (fax)

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