TGA Seeks Applicants For Statutory Advisory Committees

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking professionals and consumers with expertise in relevant medical or scientific fields or consumer health issues, to support the world-class regulator’s functions.

The TGA has commenced the recruitment process for statutory advisory committee positions that will become vacant on 31 December 2024.

The regulator is seeking applications from professionals with relevant expertise in medicine and science, and consumers with relevant expertise in consumer perspectives and issues.

Committee members provide advice throughout the therapeutic product life cycle, from premarket evaluation to post market product safety.

Successful applicants will contribute significantly towards the TGA’s regulatory functions by providing independent expert advice relating to the regulation of medicines, devices, vaccines and other products and substances, to the following committees:

  • Advisory Committee on Biologicals
  • Advisory Committee on Medicines
  • Advisory Committee on Vaccines
  • Advisory Committee on Complementary Medicines
  • Advisory Committee on Medical Devices
  • Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling
  • Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling

Individuals passionate about safeguarding and enhancing the health of Australians, who have relevant expertise, are urged to register here.

Having industry representation on the TGA’s statutory advisory committees maximises the contribution of industry knowledge and expertise in government and agency bodies, as outlined in AusBiotech’s Biotechnology Blueprint, a decadal strategy for Australia’s biotech sector (Subgoal 2.2, page 31).

Members are remunerated in accordance with the principles and rates set by the Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-time Public Office) Determination, with some committees meeting bi-monthly while others meet up to three times a year.

The Minister for Health and Aged Care appoints statutory advisory committee members, with appointment terms of up to three years.

Register for the TGA’s webinar event to hear first-hand from past and current members, and have your questions answered about the experience and expectations of these roles. The webinar will be recorded and published on the TGA’s website shortly thereafter.

Its anticipated new members will be appointed by November 2024, to commence on 1 January 2025.

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