The primary responsibility of an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) is to ensure, on behalf of the institution for which it acts, that all activities relating to the care and use of animals for scientific purposes are conducted in compliance with the Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition 2013 ((updated 2021)the Code)). As such, AEC members play a critical role in ensuring the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of such animals. Committee membership is managed to ensure that, collectively, the AEC fulfils the membership criteria of the Code and has the necessary expertise to effectively discharge its responsibilities.
This is a great opportunity to start 2022 with a difference and contribute your expertise to the world of research at Monash University.
We are currently recruiting volunteer AEC members. Expressions of interest are sought per the Categories stipulated in the Code:
Category A (Veterinarian): A person with qualifications in veterinary science that are recognised for registration as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and with experience relevant to the institution’s activities or the ability to acquire relevant knowledge.
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.
To be successfully considered for these opportunities, you will demonstrate the ability and enthusiasm to contribute to AEC meetings and related processes and to undertake initial and ongoing training and education. You will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, computer skills and be able to read, interpret and advise on meeting materials, including project applications to ensure the AECs message is delivered in a clear and concise manner.
If you are ready to make yourself stand out in 2022 and grow your network of like-minded professionals, please copy and paste the URL below and apply now!
For further information, please contact The Monash Animal Ethics Office, [email protected] or +61 3 9905 5121