Revised: 27 March 2020



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

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

You will contribute to:

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

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 paediatrics or psychiatry. Successful 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.

Applications are also being sought for the position of Chair of this Committee. In addition to extensive clinical experience at a specialist level, applicants for this position should preferably have previous experience in chairing committees of healthcare professionals. Applicants may be current members of the Committee or be seeking to join the Committee.

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.

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:

Please complete the application form provided below and email this together with your current curriculum vitae by 5 June 2020 to:

Application form  (Word document, 25 KB, 3 pages)

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