Volunteer Independent Lay Member - Animal Ethics Committee
Charles Darwin University
Independent Lay Member (Category D member) requirements:
• A person not employed or associated with CDU or any organisations using the CDU AEC.
• Must never have been involved in research or teaching involving animals.
• Must be able to bring a completely independent view to the committee, and must not fit the requirements of any other category
The AEC meets eight times per year. Meetings are of approximately four hours duration and occur during business hours. The AEC also undertakes a number of inspections of animal facilities. These facilities are in various locations; occasionally AEC members may be requested to attend inspections. In the event that AEC members are requested to attend a facility inspection, 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. You should also have reasonable computer skills, an ability to learn new computer systems, as well as access to your own computer. AEC members are appointed for a term of three years.
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 in the Northern Territory.
For more information, visit CDU Website
If you are interested in being a part of the AEC and meet the above criteria, please email a brief cover letter and resume to The Research Ethics Team, Charles Darwin University.