Advisor Science

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Science
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 18-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1450106
  • Job Title: Advisor Science
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  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • 1 x Permanent role
  • 1 x Fixed term role till June 2021


Are you looking for a role with a great team and to use your skills and experience to work for a forward-looking regulatory regime to improve the health of New Zealanders? Do you have experience in pharmaceutical product assessment and are you interested in a role with variety? Can you put your highly developed technical and problem-solving skills into practice assessing medicinal cannabis products?


We are recruiting for 1 permanent position and 1-year fixed term position and invite you to apply for one or both roles.


This role offers a challenging and interesting opportunity supporting the operations of the Medicinal Cannabis Agency.  It involves providing technical assessments of quality standards of new and imported medicinal cannabis products against the quality standard. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and have the ability to manage relationships at all levels. You will need to have the ability to analyse complex technical information to provide advice to manufacturers and the ability to translate this information to a wide range of audiences.


This role will complement a high-performing team with multi-disciplinary skills, with strong science-related backgrounds. You will be able to manage your own workload, be willing to contribute to a peer review system, and work as part of a well-motivated team.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at or for further information about this position, please contact Andrea Eng on 04 819 6817 or email

Please submit your application online by clicking “Apply for this Job” and upload your CV and cover letter.


Advertising for this role closes on Sunday 1 March 2020


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