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Animal Ethics Committee - Category D Member

  • Location: Casuarina NT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Time Required

    8 meetings a year; not including special, and out of session meetings and inspections. A full term on the committee is a 3-year duration. 10 hours including documents review and meeting attendance, per meeting

  • Type of work
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Research, Policy & Analysis
  • Training

    Animal ethics training provided

  • Reimbursement


  • Requirements

    Please Note:
    * As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
    * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role be a maximum of 15-16 hours per week.

The CDU AEC meets eight times every year, and also undertakes a number of inspections of animal facilities and research projects. These facilities are located in a number of locations and occasional travel to remote areas may be required. All costs will be covered by CDU. As a member of the AEC, you should be prepared to devote about 10-12 hours per month to committee duties, including but not limited to attending AEC meetings; assessing new project applications, project reports, project notifications and amendment requests; project facility and site inspections; review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as any other animal welfare related matters. Membership of the AEC is a rewarding experience and members have the ability to contribute to furthering knowledge and improving animal welfare and the environment of the Northern Territory.

Applicants for this position must not be employed or associated with CDU or organisations using the CDU AEC; Applicants must never have had involvement in animal research; it is required that applicants must be able to bring a completely independent view to the committee; Reasonable computer skills are essential, an ability and willingness to learn new computer systems is desired. A basic understanding of science or agriculture would be of assistance, but is not essential.