Positions Vacant

Categories A & C, 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.
  • 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 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. 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).

Categories 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

Categories C and D, TAFE NSW AEC

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

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.

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

 

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