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Organisation : University of Melbourne

Location : Melbourne

Time required : Please refer to Position Description

Duration of project : Please refer to Position Description

Sector : Animals

Posted on : 31 Jan, 2019

About the role

Ref no: 0000002
Location: Parkville

Make a difference!

Expressions of interest are sought for membership to The University of Melbourne’s Animal Ethics Committees.

The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

As part of its many programmes, the University uses animals for various scientific purposes, including medical research, teaching, veterinary diagnosis, ecology & conservation, and agriculture & environmental studies.

Through its Animal Ethics Committees (AECs), the University strives to uphold best practice in animal-based science, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community. 

The AECs are responsible for the ethical review and approval of all research and teaching activities involving animals at the University. They operate to ensure that all such activities are conducted in compliance with the current edition of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2013), and in a scientific and ethical manner, with the welfare of the animals involved as their focus.

The University’s AECs are constituted according to the guidelines of the aforementioned Code, with each AEC comprised of members from four categories, to ensure that the proposed work is assessed in a thorough and well-rounded way. The Categories of membership are:

·     Category A – Veterinarian

·     Category B – Scientist

·     Category C – Animal Welfare representative

·     Category D – Layperson/Community representative

The University of Melbourne is currently seeking expressions of interest from people interested in joining one of its four Animal Ethics Committees in the capacity of:

·     Category A – Veterinarian

·     Category C – Animal Welfare representative

·     Category D – Layperson/Community representative

Please refer to our website for further information relating to the University’s AEC system, and the eligibility requirements for each membership category.

Please DO NOT apply via the Pro Bono website. Interested candidates should apply online via the University site: (click on the ‘Apply now’ button in the base of the University site advertisement). You will be required to address the selection criteria (located in the position descriptions), provide your CV, Qualifications and any other supporting documentation for the committee member role you are applying for.

If you have any questions please contact:

Manuel Christie
Senior Animal Ethics Officer
Research Ethics and Integrity
+61 3 8344 4993

Position Descriptions

Download File Position_Description_Cat A Animal Ethics.pdf

Download File Position_Description_Cat C Animal Ethics.pdf

Download File Position_Description_Cat D Animal Ethics.pdf

Applications close: 13 Feb 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


About the organisation

Organisation name : University of Melbourne
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: VOLUNTEER ANIMAL ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBERS via Pro Bono Australia.


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