Advisor for Animal Research Ethical Permits (20 hours per week)
Radboud Universiteit
Nijmegen, Gelderland
1 dag geleden

We are looking for

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.

We ask

Ideally, you should meet the following profile :

  • Experience with animal research either as a researcher and / or from the perspective of animal welfare (e.g. in animal welfare bodies or ethical committees, or as an animal technician or veterinarian).
  • Good communication skills and the ability to use them effectively in an interdisciplinary team with members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be well organised (previous organisational experience would be of benefit). A Laboratory Animal Expert ('Former Section 14 Officer') qualification is a plus.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English.
  • We are

    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.

    Radboud University

    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!

    We offer

  • Employment : 20 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,402 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary : an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract : 2 years.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.
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