Adviser Veterinary Medicines

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Veterinarians
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 20-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1452009
  • Job Title: Adviser Veterinary Medicines
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We are seeking a technical adviser with a strong background in veterinary science to join MPI’s Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) team.


About the role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

The team is responsible for managing risks to animal welfare, human health, trade and biosecurity associated with the import, manufacturing, use and sales of veterinary medicines and other agricultural compounds as defined by the ACVM Act 1997.

In this position you will be primarily responsible for undertaking the evaluation of scientific data, and preparing regulatory reports using risk management principles for the purposes of authorising agricultural compounds under the ACVM Act 1997.


Who are we looking for? | Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga?

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A veterinary science degree or equivalent and at least two years’ experience in a related field.
  • An excellent working knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices for information gathering, organising and communication.
  • To be able to apply an analytical framework and quickly understand the nature of technical issues and problems, identify a range of solutions and their implications, form conclusions and provide advice.
  • To operate at the technical level required with minimal training in a short timeframe.
  • Excellent attention to detail and be able to quickly adapt and think on the run.
  • To be confident and able to communicate well in a wide range of environments, and have strong and established technical writing abilities as report writing is a key part of the role.

The successful applicant must be willing to work at the Wellington office where the team is based.


In return we offer you the opportunity to work in a varied and interesting work environment, contributing to MPI’s purpose of growing and protecting New Zealand.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

To apply for this role, please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact the Recruitment Adviser, Rosie –


Applications close: Sunday 8 March 2020


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.