Challenges and opportunities in cell-based meat production

The AAAS Vic & Tas Branch is pleased to invited you to attend the March Hot Topics in Animal Sciences Webinar with Prof Robyn Warner on Monday 21st March 2022 at 7.30 pm AEST.

Prof. Robyn Warner is a Professor in Meat Science in the School of Agriculture and Food at The University of Melbourne, in Australia. She has received international and national awards for her role on the Meat Standards Australia food grading scheme, and also for her research.  Robyn is very interested in the topic of cell-based meat production and her lab is undertaking research in this area. The area is evolving so fast and the challenges bring together experts across the disciplines of basic muscle biology, chemical engineering, environmental /  food / material science, food chemistry as well as consumer and sensory science. Prof. Warner enjoys undertaking research on fundamental aspects of the biochemistry, biology and biophysics of muscle and food in determining quality.

All are welcome to attend the webinar and discussion which is being held directly before the AAAS Vic & Tas AGM. Only financial members of Vic & Tas AAAS Branch are eligible to vote in the AGM.

Victorian & Tasmanian AAAS Branch Webinar & Annual General Meeting
Mon, Mar 21, 2022 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (AEDT)

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A reminder to all Vic & Tas members to submit your committee nominations to the AAAS Executive officer (Sue Hatcher by Wednesday 16th March 2022.

Victoria Branch Launch

The launch of a Victorian & Tasmanian Branch for the Australian Association of Animal Sciences (AAAS) has brought together animal scientists from academia, industry and government on the newly formed Vic & Tas Branch Committee.

Project Manager AUSVETPLAN

Project Manager AUSVETPLAN

About the business

Animal Health Australia (AHA) is the trusted and independent national animal health body in Australia, bringing together government and industry to deliver animal health and biosecurity.

With our members we scan the horizon for threats and opportunities, advocate for and drive solutions and take a whole-of-sector approach to ensure the long-term success of Australia’s animal health and biosecurity system.

About the role

AHA is seeking an experienced project manager to join the Emergency Preparedness and Response team in the full-time role of Project Manager AUSVETPLAN, for the period of one-year. You will be an integral part of a dynamic and fun team, working under the direction of the Senior Manager Emergency Response.

The role will be responsible for realising the vision of a new era for AUSVETPLAN, namely AUSVETPLAN is seen as the go-to point for emergency animal disease response information, and incorporates digital linkages and synergies across other elements of the biosecurity collective.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project management of the suite of AUSVETPLAN manuals with a holistic approach, keeping each manual in-step with the others and not allowing them to fall behind or lose currency.
  • Stakeholder engagement and network building.
  • Provision of technical advice to the Senior Manager Emergency Response, and other service streams as requested.
  • Identification of potential risks and opportunities to AHA’s business or reputation and reporting these to senior management.
  • A digital transformation of AUSVETPLAN to ensure all manuals are interlinked and referenced throughout for ease of use and access by all emergency responders.
  • Upskilling other AHA staff both within the Emergency Preparedness and Response portfolio as well as across other service streams.

Benefits and perks

  • Central Canberra location
  • Next to Light Rail stop
  • Free parking
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Social club
  • Great office culture

Skills and experience


  • Advanced project management skills
  • Degree in Veterinary Science, Science or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge of Australia’s animal biosecurity emergency preparedness and response arrangements
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Advanced interpersonal, written and oral communication skills – including technical writing
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and networks within the company and with members and key stakeholders at a senior level
  • Commitment to deliver excellent customer service to stakeholders


  • Project management qualification
  • Practical experience in emergency animal disease response
  • Ability to distill complex scientific information into plain English suitable for a non-technical audience such as livestock producers

Applications close: Friday 14 August 2020.

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