Positions Vacant

Category A, AEC, Monash University

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 veterinarians to serve as Category A AEC members. As per the Code, Category A members are:

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.

Expression of Interest Forms are located at our website:
https://www.monash.edu/researchoffice/ethics/joining-an-ethics-committee
For further information, please contact:
The Monash Animal Ethics Office – animal.ethics@monash.edu or  03 9905 4518

Category C and 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 positions 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; and

 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 C and D, AECs, 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 and Category D members.

  • A 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.
  • 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 C (Animal Welfare) AWC Member, Hudson Institute, Victoria

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 an Animal Welfare representative 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.

Applicants must be willing to contribute their perspective at AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake training.  They must also possess effective interpersonal skills, competent computer skills and be able to read large documents within a short timeframe.

For further information or to apply, please email hr@hudson.org.au. attaching your CV, and any supporting documentation. 

 

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