Positions Vacant

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 Chair

    Chairperson, QIMR Berghofer Animal Ethics Committee

    Role Purpose / Responsibilities:

    The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute  (the Institute) is seeking expressions of interest to fill the role of Chairperson of its Animal Ethics Committee (AEC)  in accordance with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (8th Edition, 2013) (the Code). The Chairperson of the AEC will fulfil the roles and responsibilities of the office as stipulated in the Code and in accordance with the AEC Terms of Reference and the Institute’s policies and procedures.

    The AEC is a committee established by the Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. The primary responsibilities of the AEC are to ensure proposals to use animals for scientific purposes are ethically acceptable, on behalf of the Institute, that all activities relating to the care and use of animals are conducted in compliance with the Code. The AEC also monitors animal care and use and inspects all animal facilities.

    About the role:

    The appointment is for an initial period of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.  The position will be based at Herston, Brisbane, QLD.

    The AEC Chairperson is expected to:

    • Lead the committee’s activities in accordance with relevant legislation, Code, AEC Terms of Reference, Institutional policies, and procedures applicable to the AEC and its operations.
    • Facilitate discussion and consensus-based decision-making in relation to the ethical acceptability of research proposals.
    • Attend and chair approximately 9 meetings throughout the year.
    • Review applications amendments and reports outside of meetings as necessary.
    • Appointment is initially for a period of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement for a further 3 years.

    Time Commitment:

    Meeting agendas are sent to Committee members 1 week before the meeting, and projects must be reviewed before attendance at the meeting. The time required to review the applications will vary depending on the number of research applications, however, on average up to 10 hours per meeting round might be required.

    Remuneration:

    Remuneration is paid in accordance with the Queensland Government "Remuneration Procedures for Part-Time Chairs and Members of Queensland Government Bodies."

    To submit an application: 

    Applications can be made through Seek. All applicants must supply Cover Letter and CV.

    Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the QIMR Berghofer website where you will be able to access the position description.”

    For further information:  Please contact Sashika Naidoo via email sashika.Naidoo@qimrberghofer.edu.au or phone 07 3362 0433

    Closing Date:  14 December 2022

     

     

  • 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, Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee (VSAWC)

    The Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee (VSAEC) has been established to oversee the care and use of animals on school premises that are used for teaching activities, on behalf of the Department of Education and Training, Victoria (the department).

    Teaching activity is defined in the as:Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (the Code)
    any action or group of actions undertaken with the aim of achieving a scientific purpose,
    where the scientific purpose is imparting or demonstrating knowledge or techniques to
    achieve an educational outcome in science, as specified in the relevant curriculum or
    competency requirements.


    The VSAEC comprises of members from four categories, as per the Code:

    • Category A – a veterinary surgeon with relevant experience
    • Category B – a person with substantial recent scientific or teaching experience in the use of animals
    • Category C – a person with a demonstrated commitment to animal welfare and ethics
    • Category D – an independent person who has not been involved in the scientific use of animals and who is independent of educational institutions.

    Information regarding the VSAEC is available from the department’s Teaching with Animals website:https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/teaching‐with‐animals/policy

    The VSAEC Terms of Reference are available at: https://www.education.vic.gov.au /PAL/teaching‐with-animals‐vsaec‐terms‐of‐reference.docx

    Further information: contact the VSAEC Secretariat at animalethics@education.vic.gov.au

    Role of the VSAEC members
    New members of the VSAEC complete a 1.5‐hour eLearning module developed by Animal Welfare Victoria.

    The eLearning module has been specifically developed for Animal Ethics Committee members and supports VSAEC members to:

    • review applications related to use of animals for teaching purposes in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools, and approve those that meet the requirements documented in the Code.
    • provide advice and recommendations to the Victorian Department of Education and Training on ways to support schools to conduct ‘teaching with animals’ activities to a high ethical standard.
    • participate in visits to schools to inspect project compliance, animal housing facilities, and record keeping for projects or activities that have been approved by the VSAEC, including pre‐approved activities.
    • contribute to the review and development of policies, and guidance to support schools to conduct ‘teaching with animals’ activities.

    While service on the VSAEC is voluntary, if members incur out‐of‐pocket expenses (e.g., travel) to conduct VSAEC related work including school project reviews, the department will provide reimbursement.

    Frequency of meetings

    • The VSEAC meets 4 times a year (once during each school Term) for 2 hours. Extraordinary meetings may be called by the Chair as required. The department provides Secretariat support for the VSAEC.
    • Meetings are held in a hybrid mode with the option of joining online or attending onsite at 80 Collins Street, Melbourne, pending current health advice.

    Category A (Veterinarian) nominations for the VSAEC
    The Code describes the requirements of a Category A (Veterinarian) member as:
    a person with qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the institutions activities or the ability to acquire relevant knowledge.

    Category A applicants must have a minimum of 5 years veterinary experience

    Expectations of Category A nominations

    All members of the VSAEC are expected to:

    • actively engage in the operations of the Committee.
    • contribute to promoting animal welfare in schools.
    • possess excellent interpersonal skills, and an openness to listening and respecting diverse perspectives.
    • have sound computer literacy skills.

    Term of Membership

    • Members of the VSAEC are appointed for three years. Members may renominate or be renewed at the discretion of the department.
    • If a member of the VSAEC wishes to resign, they must notify the VSAEC in writing with a 30‐day notice period.
    • At times, a conflict may arise. In such scenarios, the Licence Nominee may request a member of the VSAEC to stand down.
    • Members of the VSAEC will be required to sign a ‘Confidentiality Agreement’ before taking up duties.

    How to Apply
    Email your completed VSAEC Category A nomination form and CV to the VSAEC Secretariat at: animalethics@education.vic.gov.au

    Category A, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)

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

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

    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.

    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 A, Telethon Kids Institute

    The Telethon Kids Institute (Institute) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced, registered veterinary surgeons for the Category A (Veterinary Science) AEC membership. The person must have experience with laboratory animals (mice and rats), have an appointment external to the Institute, and preferably based in Perth.

    The Code’s Category A ‐ AEC Member is defined as:

    Category A ‐ 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.


    The AEC meets monthly, except January, on a Monday from 9.30am to 12.00pm (at the Institute’s Perth Children’s Hospital site or via Teams). They consider new and amended proposals to use laboratory animals (mice and rats) for research. Applicants must be willing to contribute theirperspective on Animal Ethics applications at AEC meetings and related processes, and to undertake initial and ongoing training.

    Applicants must possess good interpersonal and computer literate skills, as well as the capacity to review large documents within a short time frame. Committee members are required to attend site inspections of the Institute’s animal facilities. AEC members are remunerated with a honorarium payment to recognise their valued input to the AEC, in addition to parking vouchers at QEII facilities.

    Please submit a Curriculum Vitae with details of your qualifications; and an EOI Letter detailing the reasons why you would like to be considered for AEC membership Category A to:
    aeo@telethonkids.org.au.

    Do not hesitate to contact Catia Vieira at aeo@telethonkids.org.au or (08) 6319 1055 should you have any questions regarding the position or to request a copy of the AEC Terms of Reference.

    Please feel free to pass on this EOI request to suitably qualified and experienced external colleagues.

    Category A, The University of Adelaide

    The Animal Ethics Committee serves an important regulatory role in the approval of research at the University. Currently we are seeking volunteers for the following category to expand the pool of members.

    • Category A ( people 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)

    The position descriptions for these roles are available https://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/researchbulletin/2022/05/10/animal-ethics-committee-members-needed/

    If you are interested or know someone who would be interested please apply or encourage suitable qualified individuals to consider applying for consideration.

    For further information please contact aec@adelaide.edu.au

    Category A, Alfred Research Alliance

    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 Australian 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 Australian Code and has the necessary expertise to effectively discharge its responsibilities.

    About the Role(s)

    The Alfred Research Alliance (ARA) is currently recruiting volunteer 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.

    For further information and/or to express your interest in joining an Alfred Research Alliance AECs, please contact the ARA Animal Ethics Office: aecsecretary@baker.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

    • Animal Ethics Committee Category B

      There are currently no positions available for this category.

    • Animal Ethics Committee Category C

      Category C, Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee (VSAWC)

      The Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee (VSAEC) has been established to oversee the care and use of animals on school premises that are used for teaching activities, on behalf of the Department of Education and Training, Victoria (the department).

      Teaching activity is defined in the as:Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (the Code)
      any action or group of actions undertaken with the aim of achieving a scientific purpose,
      where the scientific purpose is imparting or demonstrating knowledge or techniques to
      achieve an educational outcome in science, as specified in the relevant curriculum or
      competency requirements.


      The VSAEC comprises of members from four categories, as per the Code:

      • Category A – a veterinary surgeon with relevant experience
      • Category B – a person with substantial recent scientific or teaching experience in the use of animals
      • Category C – a person with a demonstrated commitment to animal welfare and ethics
      • Category D – an independent person who has not been involved in the scientific use of animals and who is independent of educational institutions.

      Information regarding the VSAEC is available from the department’s Teaching with Animals website:https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/teaching‐with‐animals/policy

      The VSAEC Terms of Reference are available at: https://www.education.vic.gov.a /PAL/teaching‐withanimals‐vsaec‐terms‐of‐reference.docx

      Further information: contact the VSAEC Secretariat at animalethics@education.vic.gov.au

      Role of the VSAEC members
      New members of the VSAEC complete a 1.5‐hour eLearning module developed by Animal Welfare Victoria.

      The eLearning module has been specifically developed for Animal Ethics Committee members and supports VSAEC members to:

      • review applications related to use of animals for teaching purposes in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools, and approve those that meet the requirements documented in the Code.
      • provide advice and recommendations to the Victorian Department of Education and Training on ways to support schools to conduct ‘teaching with animals’ activities to a high ethical standard.
      • participate in visits to schools to inspect project compliance, animal housing facilities, and record keeping for projects or activities that have been approved by the VSAEC, including pre‐approved activities.
      • contribute to the review and development of policies, and guidance to support schools to conduct ‘teaching with animals’ activities.

      While service on the VSAEC is voluntary, if members incur out‐of‐pocket expenses (e.g., travel) to conduct VSAEC related work including school project reviews, the department will provide reimbursement.

      Frequency of meetings

      • The VSEAC meets 4 times a year (once during each school Term) for 2 hours. Extraordinary meetings may be called by the Chair as required. The department provides Secretariat support for the VSAEC.
      • Meetings are held in a hybrid mode with the option of joining online or attending onsite at 80 Collins Street, Melbourne, pending current health advice.

      Category C nominations for the VSAEC
      The Code describes the requirements of a Category C member 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 Victorian
      Department of Education and Training, 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 Category C membership.
      • While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected based on active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.

      Expectations of Category C nominations

      All members of the VSAEC are expected to:

      • actively engage in the operations of the Committee.
      • contribute to promoting animal welfare in schools.
      • possess excellent interpersonal skills, and an openness to listening and respecting diverse perspectives.
      • have sound computer literacy skills.

      Term of Membership

      • Members of the VSAEC are appointed for three years. Members may renominate or be renewed at the discretion of the department.
      • If a member of the VSAEC wishes to resign, they must notify the VSAEC in writing with a 30‐day notice period.
      • At times, a conflict may arise. In such scenarios, the Licence Nominee may request a member of the VSAEC to stand down.
      • Members of the VSAEC will be required to sign a ‘Confidentiality Agreement’ before taking up duties.

      How to Apply
      Email your completed VSAEC Category C nomination form and CV to the VSAEC Secretariat at: animalethics@education.vic.gov.au

      Category C, The University of Adelaide

      The Animal Ethics Committee serves an important regulatory role in the approval of research at the University. Currently we are seeking volunteers for the following category to expand the pool of members.

      • Category C (people with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals)

      The position descriptions for these roles are available https://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/researchbulletin/2022/05/10/animal-ethics-committee-members-needed/

      If you are interested or know someone who would be interested please apply or encourage suitable qualified individuals to consider applying for consideration.

      For further information please contact aec@adelaide.edu.au

      Category C, TAFE SA AEC

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

      The TAFE SA Animal Ethics Committee is responsible for ensuring that all care and use of animals is conducted in compliance with the Australian Code 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 up to four times a year to consider applications from TAFE SA campuses to use animals in teaching and other animal welfare compliance reporting.  The AEC conducts yearly inspections of all TAFE SA campuses using animals in teaching and monitors animal welfare annual returns from TAFE SA campuses.  Members receive a sitting fee of $70 per hour.

      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 SA, 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 SA 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.

      Special Conditions

      • The incumbent may need to travel to an alternative location, when required.
      • Eligible to work in Australia
      • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DHS Working with Children Check (WWCC)

      Please contact the AEC Executive Officer on 8207 1253 in the first instance to find out more or send an expression of interest to AEC@tafesa.edu.au.

      Category C, Alfred Research Alliance

      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 Australian 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 Australian Code and has the necessary expertise to effectively discharge its responsibilities.

      About the Role(s)

      The Alfred Research Alliance (ARA) is currently recruiting volunteer 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 C (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, an endorsement by, such an organisation.

      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.

      For further information and/or to express your interest in joining an Alfred Research Alliance AECs, please contact the ARA Animal Ethics Office: aecsecretary@baker.edu.au

      Category C, the University of Tasmania

      Expressions of interest are sought for membership of the University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). The 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 (the Code).

      The AEC is governed by the University of Tasmania, the sole University operating for Tasmania. The University of Tasmania aims to serve the interests of the state by governing and facilitating research that makes a difference for and from Tasmania, making Tasmania more prosperous, equitable and sustainable.

      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 AEC as a category C member.

      Under the Code, the category C member is a person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals and:

      1. 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

      2. has specific animal welfare interest and experience (Veterinarians are also eligible in this category)

      3. 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 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

      More information and the application form

       

      Category C, Monash University

      Volunteer Animal Ethics Committee Members - 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 AEC Category C 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 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 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:
      The Monash Animal Ethics Office at animal.ethics@monash.edu or 9905 5121

      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, 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, 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 Adelaide

      The Animal Ethics Committee serves an important regulatory role in the approval of research at the University. Currently we are seeking volunteers for the following category to expand the pool of members.

      • Category D (people who can be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the committee, no affiliation with the University and will have never been involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes

      The position descriptions for these roles are available https://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/researchbulletin/2022/05/10/animal-ethics-committee-members-needed/

      If you are interested or know someone who would be interested please apply or encourage suitable qualified individuals to consider applying for consideration.

      For further information please contact aec@adelaide.edu.au

      Category D, TAFESA, AEC

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

      The TAFESA Animal Ethics Committee is responsible for ensuring that all care and use of animals is conducted in compliance with the Australian Code 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 up to four times a year to consider applications from TAFESA campuses to use animals in teaching and other animal welfare compliance reporting. The AEC conducts yearly inspections of all TAFESA campuses using animals in teaching and monitors animal welfare annual returns from TAFESA campuses.  Members receive a sitting fee of $70 per hour.

      For a Category D member of the Committee the person must be not employed or otherwise associated with TAFESA 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 SA 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.

      Special Conditions

      • The incumbent may need to travel to an alternative location, when required.
      • Eligible to work in Australia
      • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DHS Working with Children Check (WWCC)

      Please contact AEC Executive Officer on 8207 1253 in the first instance to find out more or send an expression of interest to AEC@tafesa.edu.au.

      Category D, the University of Tasmania

      Expressions of interest are sought for membership of the University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (AEC). The 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 (the Code).

      The AEC is governed by the University of Tasmania, the sole University operating for Tasmania. The University of Tasmania aims to serve the interests of the state by governing and facilitating research that makes a difference for and from Tasmania, making Tasmania more prosperous, equitable and sustainable.

      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 AEC as a category D member.

      Under the Code, the category D member is a person not employed or otherwise associated with the institution and:

      1. has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their undergraduate education

      2. should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the AEC

      The category D 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

      More information and the application form

      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, 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

    • Other Australian and New Zealand Positions

      Veterinary Officer (Animal Ethics and Welfare), UQ, St Lucia, QLD

      The Veterinary Officer is a leadership position within Research Ethics and Integrity that supports the University’s animal ethics framework and processes. The position provides veterinary and technical advice to the University’s Animal Ethics Committees (AECs), animal ethics administrators and individuals involved in the care and use of animals for research and teaching.

      The Veterinary Officer also develops processes, resources and training to promote best practice in the scientific use of animals and to ensure the University continues to meet its obligations under relevant legislation, codes and guidelines.

      Key responsibilities will include: 

      • Provide accurate scientific, technical and operational advice to the University’s AECs and animal ethics team.

      • Support the University research and teaching community through the development of resources and provision of advice related to animal care and use.

      • Coordinate and conduct regular audits of UQ animal facilities (including facilities jointly managed with external AECs) to ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and codes of practice.

      • Develop and implement mechanisms to ensure appropriate oversight and monitoring of approved animal research and teaching activities at UQ.

      • Provide advice on adverse events and welfare concerns related to approved animal research and teaching activities.

      • Support development and implementation of policy and/or procedural changes to ensure the ongoing suitability and currency of the University’s animal ethics framework and processes.

      • In consultation with the Senior Manager, Animal Ethics, design and deliver training to promote the responsible and ethical use of animals for scientific purposes, including specific promotion and integration of the 3Rs – refinement, replacement and reduction.

      About You  

      Essential

      • A tertiary degree in Veterinary Science, or equivalent academic qualifications that meet the requirements for registration as a Veterinarian in Queensland, and extensive relevant experience. Experience working in a complex regulatory environment will be highly regarded.

      • Knowledge, or the demonstrated ability to rapidly gain such knowledge, of the regulatory frameworks related to the scientific use of animals in Australia.

      • Demonstrated high level communication, negotiation and influencing skills in dealing with a range of individuals and groups.

      • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to produce professional reports, briefings and correspondence.

      Highly Desirable

      • Experience using animals for research and/or knowledge and experience of compliance matters relating to the care and use of animals in a research environment.

      • Experience with an Animal Ethics Committee.

      Special requirements

      • Unrestricted driver’s licence to travel between campuses and attend facilities when required.

      What We Can Offer 

      This is a full-time, continuing/permanent position through at HEW Level 9.

      The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $123,496 - $130,685 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $144,491 - $152,902 per annum.

      For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.

      Questions? 

      To discuss this role please contact Dr Marc Kamke (Director, Research Ethics & Integrity) at m.kamke@uq.edu.au

      More information is available here and for application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

      Applications close on 29 January 2023

       

      Research Compliance Coordinator – Biosecurity & Radiation Research, UNSW

      The position is full time and a continuing (permanent) role.

      More information

      Manager, Research Ethics & Compliance Support, UNSW

      The position is full time with a fixed term contract to August 2023.

      More information

      Administrative Officer, UNSW

      The position is full time for a 3-month fixed term.

      More information

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