Helen Marston Compassionate Advocacy Project Open for Applications

Animals Australia (AA) and Humane Research Australia (HRA) announce the second Helen Marston Compassionate Advocacy Project in memory of Helen Marston, a lifelong campaigner for animals and former CEO of HRA. Helen came to be an authority on the complex issue of animal experimentation whilst representing AA and HRA during her career in animal protection. Her commitment to an end to animal experimentation was, and continues to be, an inspiration to advocates across Australia.

To build on Helen’s achievements, learn what you can do to help end animal experimentation in Australia.

Project Summary

The successful candidate will critique the current framework for ethical review and oversight of animals used in science and teaching in Australia, including analysis of legal obligations, the composition of institutional animal ethical committees (AECs), orientation, training and support for AEC members, and guidance on ethical decision-making. Following this analysis, the successful candidate will propose detailed recommendations for reform, including suggested pathways for such reform.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in desktop research
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Undergraduate degree as a minimum requirement
  • Proven ability to deliver outcomes with a high degree of autonomy
  • Experience within an animal or human ethics committee desirable
  • Experience in reviewing Acts or Codes desirable
  • Knowledge of animal experimentation desirable

Application Information

This is a short-term consultancy project to be delivered by June 30 2024, with remuneration not exceeding $30,000 excluding GST.

Please submit your CV and a one-page Expression of Interest letter stating your hourly rate and approximate timeframe for the project completion to info@humaneresearch.org.au

Applications close on 1 September 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For full details, please see the Position Description.

Enquiries to 1800 486 263 or info@humaneresearch.org.au

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