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Vacancies on the Statutory Advisory Committees and the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee

17 August 2021

We are seeking applications from professionals with expertise in relevant medical or scientific fields or consumer health issues to support our functions as a best practice regulator. As a committee member you will contribute significantly towards the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) by providing independent expert advice on specific technical matters relating to the regulation of medicines, devices, vaccines and other products and substances.

Committee members provide advice on the therapeutic product life cycle, from premarket evaluation to post market product safety. See: TGA statutory advisory committees for more details.

In addition, we are seeking to fill vacancies on the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC), which provides advice to the TGA about the composition of the seasonal influenza vaccine.

If you're interested in being involved with safeguarding and enhancing the health of the Australian community, have expertise in relevant medical or scientific fields, or consumer health issues, we would like to hear from you.

Appointments and Remuneration

Appointments are for a term of up to three years and memberships are not full-time positions.

The below tables outlines further information about the committee appointments.

Committee Ministerial appointment Deputy Secretary appointment Remuneration
(Payment of sitting fees)*
Expected number of meetings per year

Advisory Committee on Biologicals

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Four

Advisory Committee on Medicines

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Six

Advisory Committee on Vaccines

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Six

Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines

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Three

Advisory Committee on Medical Devices

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Six

Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling

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Three

Advisory Committees on Medicines Scheduling

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Three

Australia Influenza Vaccine Committee

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One

*Sitting fees for statutory advisory committee members is in accordance with the latest Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-time Public Officer) Determination. As at 1 July 2021, the daily sitting fee is $876.00.

It is anticipated that the recruitment process for ministerial appointments will be completed by December 2021, and the Deputy Secretary appointments finalised by late September 2021.

Applications

Your application must be submitted via the Department of Health jobs list.

Applications must be received by close of business 31 August 2021.

Applications must 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 400 words), outlining your relevance to the committee position. If appointed, this information 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. Once you have been deemed a suitable candidate, a police check will also be required.

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