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Animal Ethics Committee Volunteers


Employer: Monash University
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Animal Welfare & Protection, Policy & Research
Sector/s: University & Higher Education
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 30 November, 2018.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Research is the basis for acquiring knowledge to further understand and address issues facing our communities and individuals within them. Monash University 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 the University 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

Monash University is currently recruiting volunteer AEC members. Through its AECs, the University strives to uphold best practice in animal-based science, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community.

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 training. Applicants must also possess effective interpersonal skills, competent computer skills and be able to read large documents within a short timeframe.

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