Advisor/Senior Advisor Pharmacovigilance | Wellington

Advisor/Senior Advisor Pharmacovigilance

Posted on 09-Oct-2017
Application Close Date: 23-Oct-2017
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Pharmacovigilance Opportunity (Full time, Permanent)


Are you interested in medicines safety? Want to expand your horizons?


The Clinical Risk Management Branch of Medsafe is looking for a motivated individual to join the pharmacovigilance team.


The Clinical Risk Management Branch is responsible for pre-market clinical evaluation of medicines and for managing the safety of medicines used in New Zealand.


This role involves identifying medicine safety issues, investigating these issues, conducting benefit-risk assessments, providing secretariat support for the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee, responding to requests and queries from stakeholders and helping to produce and edit 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 or to register your interest please contact Sarah Perry on (04) 861 3332 or email


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


Applications close 23 October 2017.


The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.



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