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Animal Ethics Committee - Category C (voluntary)

Employer: St Vincent's Hospital
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Animal Welfare & Protection
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 09 July, 2019.
Applications close: 23 August, 2019.

St Vincent’s is a major teaching, research and tertiary referral centre providing acute or chronic medical and surgical services, as well as clinical training. Advanced medical research and translating the results into clinical practice allows doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to provide better quality healthcare for patients. 

The St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Animal Ethics Committee is responsible for the review, approval and ongoing monitoring of all research and teaching involving animals on the St Vincent’s Campus and the Committee’s purpose is to ensure that all activities relating to the care and use of animals are conducted in compliance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2013).

St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) AEC is seeking new Category C members (Animal Welfare).

Key Criteria for a Category C member:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving the welfare of animals
  • Not otherwise associated with institutions utilising the AEC
  • Not involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes
  • 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.
  • Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may be eligible

Appointment to the AEC involves attending meetings nine times per year on the third Wednesday of the month (except for January, April and October).  Agenda and documents are sent out to Committee members for review two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date. Pre-reading prior to the meeting would be approx. 2-3 hours. The meetings are held at the Fitzroy Campus, start at 4pm and generally last up to 2 hours.  Participation in facility inspections, post-approval monitoring and training sessions is also required.

How to apply for this job

Submit all enquires and applications to using the subject line: Animal Ethics Committee - Category C application via EthicalJobs.

Closing date: 23 August 2019.

Applications to be submitted as a brief CV with cover letter.

Cover letter should address the key criteria, explain why you are interested in joining the Animal Ethics Committee as a Category C Member plus any relevant qualifications, skills or attributes.