Revised: 5 October 2018

Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee - Vacancies

This is your chance to join the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee and improve the health of New Zealanders

You will contribute to:

Applications are currently being sought for two positions 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, but not limited to paediatrics, obstetrics/gynaecology, oncology or 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 9 November 2018 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.