Hazardous Substances and New Organisms committee member

  • Board and advisory group experience.
  • Scientific expertise.
  • Multiple positions available.

The Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Committee (HSNO) considers applications for hazardous substances, and to introduce new organisms into New Zealand. The committee is composed of members who, between them, hold a broad range of in-depth experience in several scientific fields including, but not limited to:

  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Biomedical science
  • Population modelling
  • Ecosystem modelling
  • Biological pesticides
  • Te ao Māori / taiao
  • Applied entomology
  • Broad environmental science
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Hazardous substances and chemistry
  • Public health
  • Veterinary science, from a disease, chemical or biological perspective
  • The Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act in the context of the environment, including ecosystem relatedness within the primary industry

As experts in their chosen fields, HSNO committee members are tasked with making decisions in full accordance with the purpose and provisions of Part 2 of the HSNO Act.

We are searching for candidates with experience on committees, boards and/or advisory groups; an ability to take a holistic view of applications presented; and be able to identify the chain of events the committee’s decisions could result in. Committee members use their subject matter expertise and knowledge of the responsibilities and obligations they share in order to take complex information into consideration when weighing up the benefits and risks of approving or declining hazardous substances or new organisms.

If a role as a committee member interests you but you are unsure if your background suits, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a confidential conversation.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: The first round of applications close Wednesday, 18 December 2019. However, we will be still looking for people up until March 2020.



FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Russell Spratt on 04 550 8000