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Institutional Biosafety Committee Member

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Work type: Part time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Sydney, Melbourne
Categories: Project Management & Support

Institutional Biosafety Committee Member

The University of Tasmania Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is seeking expressions of Interest (EOI) for two external (non-UTAS) members to join the IBC. 

The Institutional Biosafety Committee is the University’s primary body responsible for ensuring all practices involving gene technology, biosecurity-regulated materials and biologically-hazardous materials are conducted in accordance with legislation, Australian Standards, codes of practice, licensing requirements, and is established to comply with the guidelines published in accordance with Section 98 of the Gene Technology Act 2000.

The Committee provides advice and oversight of relevant dealings and future opportunities, including collaborative projects with external organisations, and will consider the ethical aspects of proposals and applications submitted for review. The Committee will provide recommendations to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) regarding development and implementation of relevant University policies and procedures.

The IBC meets four times per year to consider applications and will review applications out of session when deemed appropriate by the chair.  Committee members are required to prepare for, attend, and participate in meetings either in person or via videoconference.

The IBC Terms of Reference require at least one external member to exercise unfettered and independent judgement in relation to proposed dealings. This member must have no ongoing, substantive association with the University. Appointments to the IBC are for a maximum period of three years. Appointments will be staggered from February 2023.

We aim to improve gender equity and participation from underrepresented groups. Those interested are asked to provide a copy of their resume/CV and a brief statement outlining why they are interested in joining the IBC. Successful applications will be required to sign a Deed of Undertaking acknowledging that they will not disclose confidential information considered by the IBC.

Candidates seeking more information about the IBC are encouraged to contact the Manager of Research Governance Ruth Obendorf ( or the chair of IBC Dr Andrew Flies (; 0468667547).

The EOI closes Monday, 6 February 2023 at 11:55pm.

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