About the role
We are seeking a science graduate with biomedical research experience and established contacts in the industry. You have a solid understanding of the scientific arguments against animal experimentation and ideally knowledge of the framework around the use of animals in research in Australia. You have the confidence to articulate these arguments, alongside the ability to listen to and appreciate other perspectives. The use of animals in research is a divisive subject and you will likely face avoidance, ignorance, resistance, and even ridicule, alongside more positive responses. A flexible, pragmatic, and resilient approach is required to forge incremental change in this challenging area.
Critical to our mission is outreach within the science community, whether than be researchers, medical research associations, peak bodies, animal ethics committee, students, journal editors or academics. Engagement with those who use animals; are considering the use of animals; or authorise the use of animals is essential if we are to change the current paradigm of animal models. Additionally, collaboration with researchers using non-animal methods is foreseen to enlist speakers for seminars and public talks.
Key to the role is the development of constructive relationships within the biomedical research industry, the development of credible resources, strategic distribution of these resources, and the delivery of workshops, seminars or talks. This is a challenging and diverse role, which will see the successful candidate representing HRA at a range of forums, and provides the opportunity to make a tangible contribution to ethical and human-relevant science.
About the organisation
HRA is a small but growing non-profit organisation advocating scientifically valid and humane non-animal methods of research. HRA works professionally and ethically to develop community-wide awareness of animal experimentation; pursues all reasonable channels to eliminate such experimentation and champions the benefits of realistic, scientifically effective alternatives to all forms of animal usage in research and teaching. More information on our work can be found at humaneresearch.org.au
How to apply
Please email your CV and a one-page cover letter to email@example.com by 5pm on 23 June.
Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please quote in application: Consultant- Science Outreach (remote role) via Pro Bono Australia.