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Expression of interest - Animal Health Accreditation Advisory Committee (AHAAC)

The Animal Health Accreditation Advisory Committee (AHAAC) within NATA currently has a vacancy for technical representation.

The position is an honorarium and the initial term of appointment is three to five years, with an option to extend for periods of a further three years by expression of interest.

The Committee meets at 12 to 24 month intervals with NATA meeting all costs for travel and accommodation.  It is expected that Committee Members will make themselves available to attend all meetings in person.

Committee members are appointed for their knowledge and technical expertise.  The duties of a Committee Member include:

  • Review of NATA’s Technical Requirements in the field of Veterinary Testing
  • Review of assessment reports for applicant and accredited facilities
  • Provision of advice on technical issues arising from assessment activity

Further information can be obtained from the document Role of the AAC, Chair and Members which is available on the NATA website.

AHAAC is currently seeking expressions of interest to join the Committee from persons qualified and experienced in veterinary microbiology.

Applicants must hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant subject, and a minimum of 10 years industry experience.  It is also essential that applicants are familiar with NATA’s accreditation requirements through either practical experience in an accredited facility or experience as a NATA technical assessor.  Knowledge of legislation and regulatory requirements nationally and internationally is highly desirable.

It is desirable that applicants can demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Publications/Presentations related to the relevant discipline(s);
  • Awareness of Quality/Management system requirements;
  • Membership and active participation in relevant professional societies and industry groups
  • Awareness of Regulators and industry associations 
  • Awareness of international activities including standards development.

Current AAC members are able to reapply.

Expressions of interest comprising a covering letter detailing why you wish to join the Committee and a current resume should be forwarded to the Sector Manager, Life Sciences, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Applications will close on 21st August 2017 and will be considered by the current AHAAC Members.  

Final approval of AAC membership rests with the NATA Board.


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