Animal Welfare Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 31 May 2024

18 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

31 May 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Be a valued animal advocate and contribute to meaningful research
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE) appointment on an ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: $140,667 – $146,147 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

Research Ethics and Integrity is responsible for ensuring the University upholds the highest ethical standards in conducting research with integrity.  We are committed to the Australian Code for the Ethical Conduct of Research and the ethical codes to which it refers for working with animals, human research, and working with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Research Ethics and Integrity is responsible for ensuring University research is conducted within the framework of these codes, plus the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, 8th Edition 2013 (The Code), Animal Welfare Act WA 2002, the Animal Welfare (Scientific Purposes) Regulations 2003, a license issued under the Act and other relevant state and commonwealth regulation, to ensure to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for scientific purposes. 

Research Ethics and Integrity also supports the University’s Animal Ethics Committee (AEC).

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for research and teaching across the University.

About you 

  • A veterinary degree or extensive practical experience in a related field
  • Comprehensive and highly developed knowledge of legislative and regulatory governance relating to animal welfare
  • Substantial specialist and technical knowledge and expertise relating to animal welfare and the experimental use of animals in research and teaching
  • Experience in teaching or in the development and delivery of training programs
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and manage a substantial area

Note the are requirements of the successful applicant:

  • Requirement to receive work calls after hours
  • Occasional weekend and after hours visits to animal facilities may be required
  • Current C Class Driver’s licence
  • Current National Police Clearance Certificate

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Animal Welfare Officer 517475.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 31 May 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Carina Marshall at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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