- Animal Welfare and Protection, Medical Research
- Not For Profit (NFP)
- Job posted on: 04 Jun 2019
- Applications close: 20 Jul 2019 (expired)
The Alfred Research Alliance is an alliance between the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Monash University Central Clinical School, Burnet Institute, Alfred Health and Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).
A properly constituted and effectively functioning Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) is the essential component in the process under which research establishments implement the principles that underlie both the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes.
An AEC assesses proposals to use animals for scientific purposes and teaching to weigh the scientific and educational value of the use against the potential effects on the welfare of the animals.
The Alfred Research Alliance Animal Ethics Committee is seeking a new Category D (Lay) member.
Appointment to the Committee includes a monthly meeting of approx. 4 hours during business hours. Additional pre-reading prior to the meeting of materials = 3-4 hours, and any other additional ad hoc reviews as required.
A sitting fee is available to members for out of pocket expenses.
Annual training is available to all members.
Working with an AEC can be very interesting and rewarding. Committee members learn about medical research and get involved in making decisions and providing advice to researchers about how their research should be conducted.
A full Position Description is attached below.