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Revised: 14 August 2017

Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee - Vacancy

Are you passionate about medicines safety?

Ready to contribute to the regulation of medicines?

Want to know more about pharmacovigilance and balancing benefits and risks of harm?

Applications are currently being sought for one position on the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC).

The MARC is an independent expert advisory committee to the Minister of Health.  The MARC provides advice on potential adverse reactions to medicines.  This is an important part of the regulatory framework for safeguarding public health in New Zealand.

Applications are being sought from New Zealand specialist clinicians in fields such as cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology and rheumatology.  Successful applicants will be:

Appointments to the Committee are made by the Minister of Health for a term of three years. This term is renewable once for a further three years.

Further information about this Committee, including the Terms of Reference, responsibilities and expectations of the MARC, is available on the Medsafe website ( If you would like to obtain further information or clarification, please contact Medsafe on (04) 819 6800 and ask to speak to the MARC Secretary or email

Please complete the application form provided below and submit this together with your current curriculum vitae by 15 September 2017 to:

MARC Secretary
PO Box 5013

or email to:

Application form (Word document, 28 KB, 3 pages)  

Decisions on the appointment of Committee members will be made by the Minister of Health. Applicants will be notified of the outcome following the short-listing and consideration process. This process is likely to take up to twelve weeks following the closing date.

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