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Animal Welfare Officer

Job no: 502116
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Research support, Technical/Laboratory support

Office of Research Enterprise

  • Level 10 ($126,470 - $131,440) plus 17% superannuation
  • Ongoing position
  • Full-time opportunity, job share considered

About the work area

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 Puposes) 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

In this role, you will be responsible for promoting the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for research and teaching across the University.

About you

To succeed in this role, it is critical that you possess:

  • A veterinary degree or extensive practical experience in a related field (a veterinary licence is not required)
  • Comprehensive and highly developed knowledge of legislative and regulatory governance relating to animal welfare
  • Substantial specialist and technical knowledge and expertise relating to the experimental use of animals in research and teaching
  • Experience in teaching or in the development and delivery of training programs
  • Highly developed oral and written communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and planning skills

A C class driver's licence is required for occasional visits to UWA's experimental farm in rural WA and to animal care facilities in the Perth region.

Closing date:  19 August 2018

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

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

Please see the position description prior to applying:Download File 309588 Animal Welfare Officer Level 10.docx

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time