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Posted : Friday, 17th November 2017 - 2:53 pm

Organisation : The University of Melbourne

Location : Melbourne

Time required : Minimum 11 meetings per year

Duration of project : -

Contact Name : Tim Anning

Contact Phone : 03 8344 2048

Contact Email :

About the Role

The University of Melbourne is currently recruiting volunteer Animal Ethics Committee members. 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.

Applications are sought per the Categories stipulated in the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th Edition (2013):

  • Category A (Veterinarian): responsible for providing expert advice on applications put to the AEC for ethical review, including but not limited to the appropriate use of anaesthetics and analgesics, and the effects of experimental manipulations on the health and welfare of animals.
  • Category C (Animal Welfare): responsible for providing an ethical and animal welfare perspective to the deliberations and activities of the AEC. They should have awareness of current community expectations and concerns about animal welfare, and an ability to communicate these concerns.
  • Category D (Layperson): responsible for providing a valuable independent and objective perspective on applications put to the AEC for ethical review.

Interested candidates should apply via the University of Melbourne website using the link below.

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.

Close date: 3 Dec 2017

If you have any questions please contact:
Tim Anning
Manager, Animal Ethics Research Ethics and Integrity
+61 3 8344 2048

For more information and to apply, please visit:

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The University of Melbourne
Not for Profit : Yes

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For details concerning this role , please contact

Tim Anning

Phone : 03 8344 2048

Email :

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


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