Positions Vacant

When available, positions will be posted on this page.   Positions for Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) members are listed by their category below and all other positions are listed under the last category.

  • Animal Ethics Committee Category A and AWO

    Category A, Hudson Institute, Vic

    Hudson Institute is currently recruiting for volunteer Animal Ethics committee members for its AEC. Through its AECs, the Institute strives to uphold best practice in animal-based science, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community.  Expressions of interest are sought for the following categories:

    • Category A (Veterinarian):a person with qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the institution’s activities or the ability to acquire relevant knowledge.

    In this role, you are required to attend one monthly meeting on either first or third Thursday of the month.  The meeting runs for approximately 3-5 hours.  Applicants must be willing to contribute their perspective on AEC applications at AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake training. Applicants must also possess effective interpersonal skills, competent computer skills and be able to read large documents within a short timeframe. An honorarium for external members is provided for attendance at meetings.

    For further information please contact animal.ethics@hudson.org.au.  Applications, including CV and any supporting documentation can be emailed to hr@hudson.org.au or animal.ethics@hudson.org.au.  

    AWO, University of Technology Sydney

    The Research Office at the University of Technology Sydney is seeking to recruit an Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) to join the team on a part-time, continuing basis. The AWO role is a strategic position that oversees the welfare of animals used in research and teaching, both at the University and in associated field studies and ensures that their welfare meets the highest standard. To meet the challenges of this position, a minimum qualification of a Veterinary degree or other appropriate qualifications, along with demonstrated experience in small animals (rodents) in the university animal research sector, is required, as well as the ability to work flexibly. The role presents you with real opportunities to develop your profile within the sector. For more information, visit Seek .

    Closing Date:  Thursday 29th October 2020 at 11.59pm (AEST)

    For any queries, please contact Racheal Laugery (Research.Ethics@uts.edu.au).

    AWO, University of Technology Sydney

    The Research Office at the University of Technology Sydney is seeking to recruit an Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) to join the team. The Animal Welfare Officer role requires a flexible, part-time approach. It is a strategic position that oversees the welfare of animals used in research and teaching, both at the university and in associated field studies and ensures that their welfare meets the highest standard. The role presents you with real opportunities to develop your profile within the sector. For more information, visit Seek .

    For any queries, please contact Racheal Laugery (Research.Ethics@uts.edu.au).

    Category A, Hudson Institute, Vic

    Hudson Institute is currently recruiting for volunteer Animal Ethics committee members for its AEC. Through its AECs, the Institute strives to uphold best practice in animal-based science, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community.  Expressions of interest are sought for the following categories:

    • Category A (Veterinarian):a person with qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the institution’s activities or the ability to acquire relevant knowledge.

    In this role, you are required to attend one monthly meeting on either first or third Thursday of the month.  The meeting runs for approximately 3-5 hours.  Applicants must be willing to contribute their perspective on AEC applications at AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake training. Applicants must also possess effective interpersonal skills, competent computer skills and be able to read large documents within a short timeframe. An honorarium for external members is provided for attendance at meetings.

    For further information please contact animal.ethics@hudson.org.au.  Applications, including CV and any supporting documentation can be emailed to hr@hudson.org.au or animal.ethics@hudson.org.au.  

    AWO, University of Technology Sydney

    The Research Office at the University of Technology Sydney is seeking to recruit an Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) to join the team on a part-time, continuing basis. The AWO role is a strategic position that oversees the welfare of animals used in research and teaching, both at the University and in associated field studies and ensures that their welfare meets the highest standard. To meet the challenges of this position, a minimum qualification of a Veterinary degree or other appropriate qualifications, along with demonstrated experience in small animals (rodents) in the university animal research sector, is required, as well as the ability to work flexibly. The role presents you with real opportunities to develop your profile within the sector. For more information, visit Seek .

    Closing Date:  Thursday 29th October 2020 at 11.59pm (AEST)

    For any queries, please contact Racheal Laugery (Research.Ethics@uts.edu.au).

    AWO, University of Technology Sydney

    The Research Office at the University of Technology Sydney is seeking to recruit an Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) to join the team. The Animal Welfare Officer role requires a flexible, part-time approach. It is a strategic position that oversees the welfare of animals used in research and teaching, both at the university and in associated field studies and ensures that their welfare meets the highest standard. The role presents you with real opportunities to develop your profile within the sector. For more information, visit Seek .

    For any queries, please contact Racheal Laugery (Research.Ethics@uts.edu.au).

    Category A, Deakin University, VIC

    Deakin University are seeking to recruit Category A (Veterinarian) members to join the Animal Ethics Committees (AECs).

    The primary responsibility of the AECs is to ensure, on behalf of the institution, that all activities involving animals for scientific purposes are conducted in compliance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code) and relevant government legislation. The role of the AEC involves but is not limited to; the assessment that the care and use of animals for scientific purposes is ethically acceptable, balancing whether the potential effects on the wellbeing of the animals involved is justified by the potential benefits to humans, animals or the environment and supporting the wellbeing of animals by applying the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement).

    A Category A member must have qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the activities of the institution. Veterinarians who lack this experience must have the ability to acquire relevant knowledge and familiarise themselves with the biology and clinical characteristics of the species of animals used.

    The role will involve attending AEC meetings, which are held eight times per year on a Wednesday ranging on average from 2-4 hours in duration. Members are required to carefully read all documentation prior to meetings and attendance to annual facility inspections may also be required. Training opportunities will be provided and attendance to conferences will be supported. Although a voluntary position, an annual honorarium of $1000 will be awarded for service and to assist with out of pocket expenses.

    Category A member positions are available at both the Waurn Ponds Campus (Geelong) and Burwood Campus (Melbourne).

    For further information or submission of expressions of interest, please contact the Deakin University Animal Ethics Office animal-ethics@deakin.edu.au.

    Category A, Hudson Institute, Vic

    Research is the basis for acquiring knowledge to further understand and address issues facing our communities and individuals within them.  Hudson Institute of Medical Research undertakes research with the desire to make a difference and with the potential to transform lives.

    Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) play a critical governance role within Hudson Institute of Medical Research by reviewing all research and teaching activities involving animals and therefore AEC committee members are integral in ensuring the integrity and quality of the research.

    About the Role
    Hudson Institute is currently recruiting for volunteer Category A (Veterinarian) members for its AECs. Through its AECs, the Institute strives to uphold best practice in animal-based science, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community.

    Expressions of interest are sought for this position for its AECs as per the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th Edition (2013):

    • Category A (Veterinarian): a person with qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the institution’s activities or the ability to acquire relevant knowledge.

    In this role, you are required to attend one monthly meeting on either first or third Thursday of the month.  The meeting runs for approximately 3-5 hours.  Applicants must be willing to contribute their perspective on AEC applications at AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake initial and ongoing training. Applicants must also possess effective interpersonal skills, competent computer skills and be able to read large documents within a short timeframe. Committee members are also requested to attend site inspections of Institute’s animal facilities, as necessary.  The member contracts are renewed yearly.  An honorarium for external members is paid for attendance at meetings and lunch during the meeting is provided.

    For further queries about the role, kindly contact Dr. Jaya Devi at 03-8572 2723Expressions of interest can be submitted to the Hudson Animal Ethics office at animal.ethics@hudson.org.au

    Category A, Monash University, Vic

    The primary responsibility of an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) is to ensure, on behalf of the institution for which it acts, that all activities relating to the care and use of animals for scientific purposes are conducted in compliance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code). As such, AEC members play a critical role in ensuring the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of such animals. Committee membership is managed to ensure that, collectively, the AEC fulfils the membership criteria of the Code and has the necessary expertise to effectively discharge its responsibilities.

    About the Role
    Monash University is currently recruiting volunteer Veterinarian AEC members. Expressions of interest are sought per the Categories stipulated in the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th Edition (2013):

    • Category A (veterinarian): A person with qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the institution’s activities or the ability to acquire relevant knowledge.

    Applicants must be willing to contribute to AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake initial and ongoing training and education. Applicants must also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, computer skills and be able to read, interpret and advise on meeting materials, including project applications.

    Please apply via our website using the link below:
    https://www.monash.edu/researchoffice/ethics/joining-an-ethics-committee

    For further information, please contact:  animal.ethics@monash.edu or (03) 9905 5121

  • Animal Ethics Committee Category B

    There are currently no positions available for this category.

  • Animal Ethics Committee Category C

    Category C, University of Technology Sydney

    The University of Technology Sydney’s Animal Care & Ethics Committee (UTS ACEC) has a vacancy in its Category C (animal welfare) membership.

    The applicant must be someone who:

    • is not employed by or otherwise associated with the University of Technology Sydney
    • is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes
    • has demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals

    The following are preferred:

    • Active involvement in promoting animal welfare
    • Nomination by an animal welfare organisation
    • Active member of an animal welfare organisation
    • No previous involvement in the care, supply and use of animals for research or teaching

    Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience are encouraged to apply.

    The UTS Animal Care & Ethics Committee (UTS ACEC) meets 7 times per year and reviews approximately 4 new ethics applications and 3 amendment applications per meeting. The expected time commitment from the members is about 1 day per month.

    Applications should include a current CV and complete the attached EOI. All expressions of interest and enquiries should be directed to Ms Racheal Laugery, Research Ethics Manager at Research.Ethics@uts.edu.au.

    Category C, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)

    The PIRSA Animal Ethics Committee is currently searching for a new member to fulfil a Category C role.

    Category C - A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with PIRSA, and who is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.

    The PIRSA AEC sits bi-monthly at Roseworthy College and payment is $150 plus travel expenses for each 2-4 hour meeting attended. Lunch is provided. Members are required to read new research applications and amendments to discuss for approval as well as review adverse events and standard operating procedures. Category C members are also invited to site inspections.

    More information can be found on the PIRSA website at PIRSA Animal Ethics Committee - PIRSA

    Interested persons may email their CVs to PIRSA.AnimalEthics@sa.gov.au or contact the Executive Officer on (08) 8429 4366.

    Category C, The University of Queensland

    The University of Queensland Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) play an integral role in the world-class research conducted at UQ. UQ has five AEC’s who review and approve applications based upon a subset of knowledge and/or species being used.  Each AEC meets on a monthly basis to review applications for research, breeding and teaching activities. Meetings take place at the St Lucia, Gatton and Hospital campuses.  Expressions of interest are sought for Category C members.

    Category C member - a person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and who is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.

    Further information on the role of UQ’s AECs is also available on our website (http://www.uq.edu.au/research/integrity-compliance/animal-aecs).

    To register your interest or request further information, please contact the Animal Ethics Unit (animal.ethics@research.uq.edu.au)

    Category C, Sydney Local Health District, NSW

    Applications are sought from men and women who are interested in becoming a Category C member of the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) Animal Welfare Committee.

    The Committee is convened in accordance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (8th Edition, 2013). Its role is to ensure that the use of animals for scientific purposes within the SLHD is conducted in compliance with the Code, is justified, provides for the welfare of the animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

    The Committee has ethical oversight of important medical research and training activities which contribute to advances in human and animal disease management.

    Category C: A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the SLHD, and who is not involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this Category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and nomination by, such an organisation.

    The successful applicants will be required to attend approximately eleven (11) Committee meetings held via Zoom Video Teleconferencing or at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, usually on the first Thursday of the month (February-December) from 9.30 am to approximately 12.30 pm.

    Prospective applicants should be aware that approximately two-three hours of preparatory reading would be required before each meeting. The position does not attract any remuneration. However, arrangements are provided for travel to and from the Hospital or for parking at the Hospital.

    Written applications, outlining experience and qualifications of the category should be forwarded to:

    SLHD-AnimalEthics@health.nsw.gov.au

    Category C, CSIRO, Vic

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is seeking a new person with a commitment to animal welfare to join our Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness Animal Ethics Committee (ACDP AEC). The Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) is a CSIRO facility based in Geelong that conducts research with animals to help protect Australia’s livestock and aquaculture industries, and the general public, from emerging infectious disease threats. Further details of the research done at ACDP are available at https://www.csiro.au/en/about/facilities-collections/acdp.

    What are the requirements for the role?

    • You must have a demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals.
    • You must not be employed by or otherwise associated with CSIRO.
    • You must not currently be involved in the care and use of animals for research, teaching, diagnosis, product testing, or the production of biological products.
    • You should be able to consider the potential impact of research projects on animal welfare from your area of expertise as part of committee discussions.
    • You should have knowledge in or be willing to learn the ethical principles, legislation and guidelines that relate to animal research and ethics.
    • You need the ability to actively contribute to committee discussions about the research proposals submitted to the committee at eight scheduled meetings each year as well as participation in occasional additional meetings and Executive review processes.

    For more information about this opportunity, including additional retails of the role requirements and what is involved, please see our Expression of Interest. If you would like to express your interest in this position, please contact Felicity Moran via email at acdpanimalethics@csiro.au or phone on (03) 5227 5136 by August 22nd.

    Category C, University of Tasmania

    Expressions of interest are sought for membership of the Tasmanian Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). The Tasmanian AEC oversees the care and use of animals in research and teaching at the University of Tasmania and ensures all animal care and use is done in accordance with the Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (Code).

    The AEC ensures that the ethical review, approval, and monitoring of the care and use of animals, specifically non-human vertebrates and cephalopods, for scientific purposes conducted on behalf of the University of Tasmania is compliant with the Code. The AEC is required to register and inspect all animal holding, experimentation, transportation, and breeding facilities on behalf of the University.

    About the role
    If you are eager to make a contribution to Tasmania by promoting and advocating for excellent and ethical animal research, express your interest to join the Tasmanian AEC as a category C member.

    The category C member will typically attend 1-2 meetings per month of approximately 2 hours duration, plus allocate a time to preparation (reading and reviewing applications). Each member should:

    • Become familiar with the Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes
    • Prepare for and attend scheduled meetings

    For more information and to apply, please see the attached and return to, DVCR.Secretariat@utas.edu.au

    Any questions regarding membership can be directed to Dr Samuel Poynter, samuel.poynter@utas.edu.au Tel: (0)3 6226 8349.

    Category C, Deakin University, VIC

    Deakin University are seeking to recruit Category C (Animal Welfare) members to join the Animal Ethics Committees (AECs).

    The primary responsibility of the AECs is to ensure, on behalf of the institution, that all activities involving animals for scientific purposes are conducted in compliance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code) and relevant government legislation. The role of the AEC involves but is not limited to; the assessment that the care and use of animals for scientific purposes is ethically acceptable, balancing whether the potential effects on the wellbeing of the animals involved is justified by the potential benefits to humans, animals or the environment and supporting the wellbeing of animals by applying the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement).

    The role will involve attending AEC meetings, which are held eight times per year on a Wednesday ranging on average from 2-4 hours in duration. Members are required to carefully read all documentation prior to meetings and attendance to annual facility inspections may also be required. Training opportunities will be provided and attendance to conferences will be supported. Although a voluntary position, an annual honorarium of $1000 will be awarded for service and to assist with out of pocket expenses.

    Category C member positions are available at both the Waurn Ponds Campus (Geelong) and Burwood Campus (Melbourne).

    For further information or submission of expressions of interest, please contact the Deakin University Animal Ethics Office animal-ethics@deakin.edu.au.

    Category C, Hudson Institute, Vic

    Research is the basis for acquiring knowledge to further understand and address issues facing our communities and individuals within them.  Hudson Institute of Medical Research undertakes research with the desire to make a difference and with the potential to transform lives.

    Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) play a critical governance role within Hudson Institute of Medical Research by reviewing all research and teaching activities involving animals and therefore AEC committee members are integral in ensuring the integrity and quality of the research.

    About the Role
    Hudson Institute is currently recruiting for volunteer Category C (Animal welfare) members for its AECs. Through its AECs, the Institute strives to uphold best practice in animal-based science, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community.

    Expressions of interest are sought for this position for its AECs as per the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th Edition (2013):

    • Category C (Animal welfare): A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and who is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.

    In this role, you are required to attend one monthly meeting on either first or third Thursday of the month.  The meeting runs for approximately 3-5 hours.  Applicants must be willing to contribute their perspective on AEC applications at AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake initial and ongoing training. Applicants must also possess effective interpersonal skills, competent computer skills and be able to read large documents within a short timeframe. Committee members are also requested to attend site inspections of Institute’s animal facilities, as necessary.  The member contracts are renewed yearly.  An honorarium for external members is paid for attendance at meetings and lunch during the meeting is provided.

    For further queries about the role, kindly contact Dr. Jaya Devi at 03-8572 2723Expressions of interest can be submitted to the Hudson Animal Ethics office at animal.ethics@hudson.org.au

    Category C, The University of Adelaide, SA

    The University of Adelaide is seeking to recruit additional Category C members for its Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). The AEC advises the University on ethical standards for animals used in research and teaching.  Its role is to ensure that the scientific use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

    A Category C member is defined as: a person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the University, and who is not involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.

    Persons who are interested in finding out more about the role can contact aec@adelaide.edu.au
    Further information

    Category C, La Trobe University, Vic

    The La Trobe University Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) oversees the University’s care and use of animals for scientific purposes to safeguard the welfare of animals used for scientific purpose, to minimize harm or unjust use of animals, and to ensure the use of animals has scientific or educational merit.  Expressions of interest are sought for at least one Category C member for the AEC.

    To be considered for this role you must:

    • Be external to La Trobe University.
    • Not be currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
    • Have a demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals.
    • While not representing an animal welfare organisation, where possible, have an active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organization.
    • Have the ability to interpret legislation.

    More information.  Expressions of Interest can be submitted to the Senior Animal Ethics Advisor (+61394796860 Animalethics@latrobe.edu.au). An Expression of Interest could include your resume and a brief cover letter describing your suitability for the position.

    Category C, AEC, University of New England

    The University of New England is located in Armidale in the NSW Northern Tablelands midway between both Sydney & Brisbane.  The UNE AEC reviews a variety of projects including agriculture, companion animals, wildlife, rodents, reptiles and teaching projects and is seeking expressions of interest for the position below.

    Category C – Animal Welfare representative - A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and who is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation;

    The role will involve attending a monthly meeting which is usually held on the last Friday of the month at 11am. Meetings run for approximately four hours, and lunch is provided. Committee Members are also requested to attend quarterly site inspections of the University facilities.

    If you are interested please go to https://www.une.edu.au/research/ethics-and-grants/animal-research-ethics/membership and complete the Expression of Interest Form.
    Further questions about this role can be directed to Dr Adam Hamlin, Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee, at ahamlin@une.edu.au or 6773 2579 or Ms Sarah Model, Animal Ethics Officer at animalethics@une.edu.au or 6773 2890

    Category C, TAFE NSW AEC

    The Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) at TAFE NSW currently has a vacancy in its Category C (animal welfare) membership.

    The TAFE NSW Animal Ethics Committee is responsible for ensuring that all care and use of animals is conducted in compliance with the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes. The role of the AEC is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals, and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

    The AEC meets four times a year to consider applications from TAFE NSW campuses to use animals in teaching and other animal welfare compliance reporting. The AEC conducts twice yearly inspections of all TAFE NSW campuses using animals in teaching on a rotating basis, and monitors animal welfare audit reports from TAFE NSW campuses which are not inspected that year.

    To be eligible for membership, a Category C member of the Committee must be a person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals. They must not be an employee of TAFE NSW, or otherwise associated with the institution, and they should not be involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. A veterinarian with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this Category.

    Expressions of interest are sought from NSW residents who would like to contribute to good animal welfare and good teaching outcomes where the use of animals is involved, through the work of the Animal Ethics Committee.

    Please contact Mark Grove, Head of SkillsPoint, Agribusiness on 0427163 270 in the first instance to find out more, or send an expression of interest to animalwelfare@tafensw.edu.au

  • Animal Ethics Committee Category D

    Category D, The University of Queensland

    The University of Queensland Animal Ethics Committees (AECs) play an integral role in the world-class research conducted at UQ. UQ has five AEC’s who review and approve applications based upon a subset of knowledge and/or species being used.  Each AEC meets on a monthly basis to review applications for research, breeding and teaching activities. Meetings take place at the St Lucia, Gatton and Hospital campuses.  Expressions of interest are sought for Category D members.

    A Category D member -  a person not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their undergraduate education. Category D members should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the AEC and must not fit the requirements of any other category.

    Further information on the role of UQ’s AECs is also available on our website (http://www.uq.edu.au/research/integrity-compliance/animal-aecs).

    To register your interest or request further information, please contact the Animal Ethics Unit (animal.ethics@research.uq.edu.au)

    Category D, Charles Sturt University

    The Animal Care and Ethics Committee at Charles Sturt University currently has a vacancy in its Category D (lay person) membership. The Animal Care and Ethics Committee plays an essential role in the University’s capacity to use animals for teaching and research.

    The Committee is responsible for ensuring that all care and use of animals is conducted in compliance with the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes. The role of the Animal Care and Ethics Committee is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals, and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

    To do this, the Committee meets for up to four hours once a month to consider applications which propose to use animals for teaching or research purposes. Members may also be asked, from time to time, to attend inspections of facilities which use animals to ensure that these facilities meet the needs of the animals for whom they are designed, and the people who have responsibility for their care. These meetings are conducted via video conference from multiple campus locations.

    To be eligible for membership, a Category D member of the Committee the person must be not employed or otherwise associated with Charles Sturt University and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their undergraduate education. Category D members should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the Committee, and must not fit the requirements of any other Category.

    Expressions of interest are sought from persons who would like to contribute to good animal welfare and good research and teaching outcomes where the use of animals is involved, through the work of the Animal Care and Ethics Committee. Please contact the Chair, Dr Geoff Dutton, in the first instance to find out more, or send an expression of interest to animalethics@csu.edu.au.

    Category D, AEC, University of New England

    The University of New England is located in Armidale in the NSW Northern Tablelands midway between both Sydney & Brisbane.  The UNE AEC reviews a variety of projects including agriculture, companion animals, wildlife, rodents, reptiles and teaching projects and is seeking expressions of interest for the position below.

     Category D – Layperson/Community representative - a person not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their undergraduate education. Category D members should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the AEC and must not fit the requirements of any other category.

    The role will involve attending a monthly meeting which is usually held on the last Friday of the month at 11am. Meetings run for approximately four hours, and lunch is provided. Committee Members are also requested to attend quarterly site inspections of the University facilities.

    If you are interested please go to https://www.une.edu.au/research/ethics-and-grants/animal-research-ethics/membership and complete the Expression of Interest Form.
    Further questions about this role can be directed to Dr Adam Hamlin, Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee, at ahamlin@une.edu.au or 6773 2579 or Ms Sarah Model, Animal Ethics Officer at animalethics@une.edu.au or 6773 2890

    Category D, TAFE NSW, AEC

    The Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) at TAFE NSW currently has a vacancy in its Category D (lay person) membership.

    The TAFE NSW Animal Ethics Committee is responsible for ensuring that all care and use of animals is conducted in compliance with the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes. The role of the AEC is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals, and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

    The AEC meets four times a year to consider applications from TAFE NSW campuses to use animals in teaching and other animal welfare compliance reporting. The AEC conducts twice yearly inspections of all TAFE NSW campuses using animals in teaching on a rotating basis, and monitors animal welfare audit reports from TAFE NSW campuses which are not inspected that year.

    For a Category D member of the Committee the person must be not employed or otherwise associated with TAFE NSW and must never have been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their education. Category D members should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the Committee, and must not fit the requirements of any other Category.

    Expressions of interest are sought from NSW residents who would like to contribute to good animal welfare and good teaching outcomes where the use of animals is involved, through the work of the Animal Ethics Committee.

    Please contact Mark Grove, Head of SkillsPoint, Agribusiness on 0427163 270 in the first instance to find out more, or send an expression of interest to animalwelfare@tafensw.edu.au

  • Animal Ethics Committee Category E

    Category E, Department for Education, SA

    The Department is currently recruiting for volunteer Animal Ethics committee members for its AEC. Through its AECs, the department strives to uphold best practice in the use of animals for educational purposes, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community.  Expressions of interest are sought for the following category:

    • Category E (a person who is responsible for the daily care of animals kept for use in teaching or research activities): a person with a demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals. This person is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution.
    • In this role, you are required to attend one full day meeting per school term on either a Tuesday or Thursday.  The meeting runs for approximately 5-6 hours.  Applicants must hold a current police clearance and be willing to contribute their perspective on AEC applications at AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake training.  Ideal applicants should possess effective interpersonal skills, competent computer skills and be able to read large documents within a short timeframe. An honorarium for external members is provided for attendance at meetings.

    For further information contact education.animalethics@sa.gov.au  Applications, including CV and any supporting documentation can be emailed to education.animalethics@sa.gov.au

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