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Animal research is essential to advance the understanding of health and disease. To conduct animal research an ethical permit is required, for which a 5-year research plan needs to be presented.
You will be the expert on the ethical approval process for a number of animal research units.
Your main task will be to advise researchers on newly written applications as well as help with answering question from the animal welfare body, and from local and national ethics committees.
You will base your advice on a detailed analysis of ethical approvals that have been granted over the past four years for the animal research units of the Translational Neuroscience Unit (TNU) and the Preclinical Imaging Center (PRIME).
You will create a standard operating procedure for writing ethical applications as well as work protocols for animal experimentation.
You will also be responsible for setting up a national database on ethical approval rates and advice, and a national transparency agreement for animal research in the Netherlands.
Last but not least, you will contribute to public outreach and lobbying work on animal research.
Ideally, you should meet the following profile :
You will be formally embedded in the Donders Institute of Neuroscience, and the Science Faculty at Radboud University in particular.
Your main work environment will be the animal units (PRIME, TNU, SPF), which are collaborations between Radboud University and the Radboud university medical center.
Both basic research in neuroscience and translational research in regard to health and disease are performed here using rodent models.
The animal units aim to achieve world-class research taking a high-level of animal welfare and transparency on animal research into consideration.
Your position will involve operating at the interaction point between the researchers of these animal units and the Animal Welfare Body of the Central Animal Laboratory (CDL).
Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.
The university offers customised facilities to better align work and private life. Parents are entitled to partly paid parental leave and Radboud University employees enjoy flexibility in the way they structure their work.
The university highly values the career development of its staff, which is facilitated by a variety of programmes.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs.
Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all.
This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning.
You have a part to play!