Revised: 19 February 2021


Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee


We are seeking two candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a specialist clinician for the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC), 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.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
Kōrero mōu | About you
Ko wai mātou | Who we are
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

Being a member of a technical advisory committee is rewarding and challenging. You will be committed to improving the health of New Zealanders, through contribution to:

  • improving medicines safety
  • pharmacovigilance
  • the regulation of medicines
  • balancing the benefits and risks of harm of medicines

The following applications are being sought in this advertisement:

  • 2x specialist clinicians in fields such as paediatrics, general medicine, cardiology, oncology, rheumatology.

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.

Kōrero mōu | About you

Manatū Hauora welcomes candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and recognises that diversity enables our Boards and Committees to be high-performing.

Successful specialist clinician applicants will be:

  • working in clinical practice and have at least five years of clinical experience
  • using their superior critical appraisal skills in their practice
  • knowledgeable in medicines use.

It would also be beneficial if you have experience in the health sector or board/committee governance experience.

Ko wai mātou | Who we are

See the MARC Committees page for more information, including the Terms of Reference and the Committee process.

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:

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

Applications close: Friday 26 March 2021

To apply for this position, please complete the application form provided below and email this together with your current curriculum vitae to:

Alternatively, you can send your application to:

MARC Secretary
PO Box 5013

Application form (Word document, 25 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 12 weeks following the closing date.

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