Revised: 8 October 2019

Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee - Vacancies

There are no current vacancies.

Although there are no vacancies on the Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee (MAAC) at this time, Medsafe is willing to hear from suitably experienced candidates who are interested in being considered for appointment by the Minister of Health.

The advice provided by the MAAC is an important component of the regulatory framework for safeguarding public health in New Zealand. Applications are encouraged from people who have the desire to contribute to the enhancement of medicines safety in New Zealand and have the required skills and experience needed.

Candidates applying for appointment should be familiar with the purpose and scope of the Medicines Act 1981, and should have read and understood the terms of reference and candidate information to ensure they are aware of the workload and requirements for members. Appointments are generally for a three-year term.

For further information about this committee, including its terms of reference, contact the MAAC Secretary at

To be considered for appointment candidates should be active in their field and ideally have:

  • at least five years’ experience in their vocational field or area of expertise
  • excellent critical appraisal skills
  • a sound knowledge of medicines
  • an excellent understanding of evidence-based medicine in general practice (where applicable).

Further information about appointments to statutory bodies can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

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