Advisor/Senior Advisor Pharmacovigilance | Wellington

Advisor/Senior Advisor Pharmacovigilance

Posted on 15-Mar-2017
Application Close Date: 29-Mar-2017
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The Clinical Risk Management Branch of Medsafe is looking for a motivated individual who has the desire to contribute to the enhancement of medicines safety in New Zealand.

The Clinical Risk Management Branch is responsible for assessing and managing clinical risk associated with medicines pre- and post-market.

This role involves contributing to pharmacovigilance activities, which includes identifying safety issues, conducting benefit-risk assessments, responding to requests and queries from stakeholders and contributing to technical publications.

The successful applicant is likely to have had previous experience in:

  • Assessing and critically appraising clinical data
  • Providing credible and evidence based technical and scientific advice
  • Medical writing or communicating information to a wide audience including consumers and healthcare professionals.

A pharmacy, pharmacology, medical or health sciences-related tertiary qualification is desirable. Training and support will be provided for the right candidate.

For further information on this position please contact Vivien Smith on (04) 816 3515 or email

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To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role. All applications must be made online.

The Ministry of Health has a commitment to Equal Employment opportunities. 

Applications close Wednesday 29 March 2017.

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