Research and Regulatory Affairs Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 400
United States


Research and Regulatory Affairs Assistant

Seeking professional to provide administrative support to nonprofit working to replace animals in medical education, basic research, and product testing with effective human-relevant methods.

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is creating a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our website, our YouTube channel, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.

About the Research and Regulatory Affairs Department

The Research and Regulatory Affairs Department conducts a variety of campaigns and collaborative efforts to make medical education, basic research, and product testing more human-focused and humane. Building on our milestone achievements like ending the use of animals in medical student training and passing federal legislation to drastically reduce the use of animals in chemical testing, our scientists and policy experts work to stop animal experiments and redirect funding toward effective nonanimal methods. We work with scientists, the public, journalists, lawmakers, and celebrities to raise awareness about the pitfalls of animal research and testing and about the value of human-relevant methods.

About this Career Opportunity

The Physicians Committee is looking for a Research and Regulatory Affairs Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to conduct multiple tasks efficiently and proactively. He or she will assist the department by facilitating ongoing campaigns and projects, managing databases, conducting internet research, drafting correspondence, assisting with scientific bibliography maintenance and journal article formatting, and providing administrative support.

Other responsibilities will include:

·        Assisting with coordination of both internal and external events

·        Filing, scheduling, and maintaining documents and databases

·        Working with our vendors

·        Thinking of new solutions to make the department more efficient

This is a full-time position located at the Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (in Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line)

Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for someone who is organized, a good communicator, and who will tackle his or her work with a sense of urgency, an eye to detail, and a firm grasp of tasks and deadlines. If you share these qualities and are passionate about the Physicians Committee's mission, we'd like to hear from you. A bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a related field are a plus.



We provide subsidized health insurance coverage, a retirement plan with a matching contribution, and 4 weeks of PTO and 13 paid holidays per year. Wellness benefits include a plant-based (vegan) office environment, a weekly yoga session, and a weekly lunchtime walking group.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Click here to apply online. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.