Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee

We are looking for a category D member to join the Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee. The role of the Animal Ethics Committee is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

Applications close: Friday 12th January 2018

About the Committee

The Animal Ethics Committee at Telethon Kids Institute reviews applications to use animals for research and ensure that they meet the requirements of Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 8th Edition 2013. 

About the position

What am I expected to do?

As a member on the committee you will be expected to;

  • Review project applications to use animals for medical research
  • Attend monthly meetings to discuss applications and ensure they meet the requirements of Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 8th Edition 2013. The role of the AEC is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

 

What experience do consumers and community members need to have?

We are looking for a person who is Category D—a person not employed by or otherwise associated with the Telethon Kids Institute and who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their undergraduate education. Category D members should be viewed by the wider community as bringing a completely independent view to the AEC, and must not fit the requirements of any other category as defined in the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes.

What is the time commitment?

Monthly meetings. Term of office is for three years with the opportunity for renewal for a further three year term. Next meeting scheduled for January 2018.

Where will meetings be held?

Telethon Kids Institute, Subiaco

What support is offered?

Sitting fee of $100 per meeting. Free training is available from the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.

Applications close: Friday 12th January 2018