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Vacancies on the statutory advisory committees

5 August 2022

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking applications from professionals with relevant expertise in medicine, science or consumer perspectives and issues.

As a member of one of the TGA's statutory advisory committees, successful applicants will provide independent expert advice on specific technical matters relating to the regulation of medicines, medical devices, vaccines and other products and substances. Committee members provide advice throughout the therapeutic product life cycle, from premarket evaluation to post market product safety. See: TGA statutory advisory committees for more details.

If you are interested in being involved with safeguarding and enhancing the health of Australians, and have relevant expertise, we would like to hear from you. We also invite you to come and hear first-hand from past and current members and have your questions answered about the experience and expectations in this exciting role. For more information and to register, visit the TGA advisory committees: Information for prospective applicants page.

Appointments and remuneration

The Minister for Health and Aged Care appoints statutory advisory committee members. The term of appointment is up to three years. The sitting fee for members is in accordance with the latest Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-time Public Officer) Determination. As at 1 July 2022, the daily sitting fee is $901 for members.

Committee appointments are not full-time positions. The table below shows the average number of meetings per year for each committee.

Committee Expected number of meetings per year

Advisory Committee on Biologicals

3

Advisory Committee on Medicines

12

Advisory Committee on Vaccines

12

Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines

3

Advisory Committee on Medical Devices

6

Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling

3

Advisory Committees on Medicines Scheduling

3

Applications

Your application should be submitted via the Department of Health and Aged Care jobs list.

Applications must be received by 11:30pm on Sunday 4 September 2022.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter stating the relevance of your expertise
  • a preference for one or more committees
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a short biography (no more than 150 words), outlining your relevant field of expertise for membership of your nominated committee(s). If appointed, a short biography will be published on the TGA website.
  • a fully completed and signed 'Declaration of interest in support of application for membership of a TGA expert advisory committee'
  • contact details of two referees
  • your phone, email and postal contact details.

The TGA collects personal information from you in order to manage your appointment or engagement as a TGA committee member and to communicate with you about committee business.

The TGA anticipates that new members will be appointed by December 2022 to commence in January 2023.

Enquiries can be made by email to committee.vacancies@health.gov.au.