March 4, 2010

Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848


The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is seeking applications for the position of Director of Research. The individual holding this position will be responsible for the coordination of RMTC research projects, development of requests for proposals on specific research projects, analysis of research results, assisting the principal research investigators with publication of research results, and coordinating the development of recommendations on decision levels and withdrawal times for permitted therapeutic medications. The Director of Research will also serve as a staff liaison to the RMTC Scientific Advisory Committee, Association of Racing Commissioners International drug testing and regulatory committees, the Association of Official Racing Chemists, and equine drug testing laboratories.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and post-graduate work, with a strong scientific emphasis and a background in scientific writing with a history of publication. An understanding of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles and knowledge of the racing industry is preferred. The position will be located in Lexington, Kentucky. Salary depends on education and experience.

For a complete job description, please go to or contact RMTC Executive Assistant Rebecca Allison at (859) 224-2844 or Those who are interested in this position should email a resume and cover letter to the abovementioned email address, fax them to (859) 296-3033 or mail to RMTC at 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40503.

The RMTC, which is based in The Jockey Club’s Kentucky office, consists of 25 racing industry stakeholders and organizations that represent Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian racing. The organization works to develop, promote and coordinate, at the national level, policies, research and educational programs that seek to ensure the fairness and integrity of racing, the health and welfare of racehorses and participants, and to protect the interests of the racing public.

For additional information, visit the RMTC website at or contact Hallie Lewis, RMTC director of communications, at (859) 224-2848.