Forensic and Analytical Science

Example Job Adverts

Please find below some recent job advertisements sourced by the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC). 

It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list, but is merely meant to demonstrate the employment opportunities available to graduates of this discipline.

Wattyl Australia Group Pty Limited, Development Chemist

Wattyl produces a broad range of paints, varnishes, lacquers and special purpose protective coatings, incorporating trusted brands including Wattyl, Solver, Pascol, Granosite, Solagard and Estapol.
 
Wattyl's products are used widely within the domestic, commercial and industrial markets. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated R&D Chemist to work in our Kilburn Research and Development Laboratory.
 
This hands on position involves the design, development and testing of new and improved products and provides the opportunity to work with a variety of innovative current and emerging technologies.
 
To be successful in this role you must be a self-starter who is task oriented, practical and enjoy using your initiative. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills and work well both individually and in a team to achieve results. You take responsibility for your work and are driven towards meeting critical deadlines. You are interested in developing your technical skills and experience through a career in the surface coatings industry.
 
To be considered for this role, you must be degree qualified in chemistry or a related science discipline and have an interest in surface coatings and polymer chemistry.  Ideally you will have proven experience within the coatings or related chemical manufacturing industries, however recent graduates who meet the above criteria will also be considered.  Whilst an understanding of analytical techniques will be useful, this is not an analytical chemistry position.
 

Bureau Veritas, ICP Chemist (OES and/or MS)

We are currently seeking the services of an ICP Chemist (OES and/or MS) to be located at our Thebarton Laboratory within the ICP department. This position will include the following duties:

  • Ensuring all analysis is conducted within quality parameters.
  • Prioritising workloads to ensure all turnaround times are met.
  • Managing and ensuring the accurate reporting of analytical data.
  • Critically appraising data and results to ensure accuracy and validity.
  • Managing own work-flow, coordinating laboratory activities and prioritising work.
  • Maintaining equipment and instrumentation, including troubleshooting.
  • Maintaining accurate records for turnaround times, work status and productivity measurements.
  • Maximising productivity by ensuring the laboratory is run efficiently.
  • Developing and maintaining instrument methodology.

The successful applicant will possess the following qualities:

  • Demonstrable ability to manufacture precise and accurate chemical solutions.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office suite and LIMS).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with NATA accreditation requirements

Ideally the candidate will possess:

  • Degree in chemistry or related field.
  • Experience in ICP (OES or MS) or experience in a minerals laboratory.

 

Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Trainee Forensic Document Examiner

Applications are sought from candidates interested in undertaking a traineeship to become a forensic document examiner within the Document Examination Unit of the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC).

The traineeship consists of a combination of practical workplace experience and external studies conducted through the Canberra Institute of Technology. Applicants for these positions must be prepared to undertake formalised training in the Diploma of Forensic Document Examination being offered by Canberra Institute of Technology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

A forensic qualification from a University or Registered Training Organisation or demonstrated workplace experience and skills in relation to a physical comparative field, in particular document examination. In addition, applicants are required to satisfy selection criteria specific to the duties of the position.
These are designated security assessed positions. The successful applicants will be required to undergo a security clearance.

 

Attorney-General's Department (Forensic Science SA), Technical Officer

Duties: The Technical Officer is accountable to the Technical Coordinator Histopathology for the provision of an efficient and timely forensic histology service within the Pathology Laboratory in order to ensure delivery of the highest quality histology evidence to the justice system of South Australia.

Essential Minimum Qualifications: Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant technical discipline or equivalent, such as those specified in the Technical Grades Stream Classification Standards.

Special Conditions: Some out of hours work and interstate travel may be required. Incumbent must agree to provide a saliva sample for DNA testing and the profile being placed on the DNA investigative database to exclude the possibility of contamination. Prior to an offer of employment being made, candidates must provide written authorisation to the Attorney-General's Department allowing a criminal history check. Upon receipt of the original National Police Certificate the individual must allow sighting of the original certificate for the purposes of verification and copying.

 

Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Trainee Forensic Facial Image Comparison Specialist

Applications are sought from candidates interested in undertaking a traineeship to become a forensic facial image comparison specialist within the Facial Image Comparison Unit of the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC).

The traineeship consists of a combination of practical workplace experience and external studies conducted through the Canberra Institute of Technology. Applicants for these positions must be prepared to undertake formalised training in the Certificate IV in Biometric Technologies being offered by Canberra Institute of Technology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Mandatory Criterion:
A forensic qualification from a University or Registered Training Organisation. Applicants may substitute a tertiary qualification with demonstrated workplace experience and skills in relation to a physical comparative field, in particular facial image comparison. In addition, applicants are required to satisfy selection criteria specific to the duties of the position.
 
Eligibility
These are designated security assessed positions. The successful applicants will be required to undergo a security clearance. Late applications will not be considered.

 

Reserve Bank of Australia, Laboratory Technician, Banknote Research

The Reserve Bank of Australia employs a small scientific research team at its Craigieburn premises located outside Melbourne to assist with the Bank's role of ensuring confidence in Australian Banknotes.

As part of this team your key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse new and circulating banknotes
  • Analyse banknote security features
  • Research on threats to the security of Australian banknotes


To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a scientific discipline
  • Experience in Research and Development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound scientific analytical skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Well developed problem solving skills


Candidates with a background in Chemistry, Forensic Science, Materials Science or Material/Chemical Engineering would be highly regarded.

 

Kelly Scientific Resources, Analytical Chemist

Our client is a leading international provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. The opportunity has arisen for a Petroleum Chemist in this global organisation which respects diverse perspectives, experiences and traditions as essential and values each employee’s contribution toward achieving their business objectives.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a scientific discipline
  • Experience in Research and Development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound scientific analytical skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Well developed problem solving skills

As the ideal candidate, you will possess the following attributes/qualifications:

  • Chemistry qualifications with experience in a petroleum laboratory
  • Experience or knowledge in crude oil assay distillations
  • Strong GC expertise would be advantageous
  • A solid understanding of MS Office suite and Outlook
  • Excellent communications and time management skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Sensitivity to deal with confidential information
  • A current Australian Drivers License and own transport
  • Be able to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia

 

DuluxGroup, Research and Formulation Chemist

DuluxGroup is an ASX listed company which is home to iconic brands such as Dulux, Cabot's, Yates and Selleys. Dulux has established itself as a clear market leader within the Decorative coatings market in Australia and is a household name in decoration and protection.

Following an internal move, there is an opportunity to join our R&D team at our purpose built facilities in Clayton. This is an opportunity to join an industrial research facility working on end products you see around you every day. The team conducts Research & Development programs in polymers suitable for waterborne coatings and in formulation science, which enable new high performance features and benefits.

This role will see you involved in a range of development projects in the surface coatings area including:

  • Developing new waterborne latex technologies and polymer systems
  • Surface coating Innovation
  • Maintaining and improving existing products
  • Technical reporting

This role will suit a self starter who is also very much a team player. This role has an emphasis on innovation and analytical thinking, you will be personally responsible for managing a small number of projects to timelines. Your results orientation and communication skills are also key essential attributes.

  • Tertiary Qualification in Chemistry
  • Knowledge/experience of polymer chemistry and paint technology would be an advantage
  • Experience in independent research is highly desirable
  • Computer literacy for collecting data and report writing

 

Adelaide Brighton Ltd, Science Graduate Program

Adelaide Brighton Ltd is a leading integrated construction materials and lime producing company with origins dating back to 1882. The Company has operations in all mainland states and territories of Australia and employs over 1600 people.

Today we are listed on ASX and are a member of the S&P/ASX 200 Index, Adelaide Brighton Ltd currently has three different divisions operating under the Adelaide Brighton Ltd label. These divisions are Cement and Lime, Concrete and Aggregates and Concrete Products.

Adelaide Brighton Ltd is currently looking for Science graduates in various disciplines to join our fast growing and successful company.

The disciplines in which Adelaide Brighton Ltd are looking to offer graduate positions in are:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences

Not only will you be challenged with meaningful work within your discipline, but have the chance to learn and develop your skills in other functions of the business including Sales and Marketing, IT, Health, Safety and the Environment, Operations and Human Resources.

We are looking for graduates who possess the following qualities:

  • Someone who believes in having a good balance between work and life
  • Has a personal and developmental focus
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Self confidence
  • Enjoys working within a team environment
  • Has a Lateral and Strategic Thinking style and;
  • Ability to problem solve

 

 

Starpharma, Chemist

Starpharma is a leading, ASX-listed company researching and developing new pharmaceuticals and related products. At Starpharma, you will work closely with other talented and committed professionals with a common focus.
 
Reporting to the Research Manager, you will contribute to a number of drug delivery projects as well as providing laboratory support to the scientific team. Specifically, you will:

  • Initiate and work collaboratively to implement improvements in laboratory systems and processes
  • Maintain the Starpharma chemical database and inventory (Filemaker Pro)
  • Receive laboratory deliveries and store in accordance with OH&S requirements
  • Undertake the purification and analysis of dendrimers, using analytical techniques such as HPLC, NMR and Mass Spectrometry
  • Assist with the interpretation of scientific data

Our ideal candidate will have a BSc or equivalent in chemistry, ideally with some business/computing components. You will have experience working in a laboratory environment and an excellent understanding of safety standards and the handling and storage of dangerous goods.  You will also be competent with relevant IT packages including database systems (e.g. Filemaker Pro or similar), Chemdraw and Excel. Preferably you will have some experience with analytical equipment, for example Gilson Prep-HPLC, although training will be provided. Most importantly, you will be methodical and organised, with strong communication skills and have a keen interest in process and systems improvement. We recruit for technical excellence, a commitment to teamwork and a strong results-orientation. This role is offered initially as a 12 month term appointment.
 

The Australian Wine Research Institute, Technical Officer - Flavour Chemistry

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is resolute in its vision to deliver high value to the Australian wine industry through world-class research and integrated solutions.  The successful applicant will work as part of a small team providing technical support to the flavour group. Applicants will preferably have a BSc or relevant experience, with demonstrable knowledge of, and skills in, the application of analytical techniques including analysis by GC/MS and GC/SCD and assists in the operation and maintenance of GC/MS and GC/SCD instruments and data processing.
 

ANSTO, Graduate Development Program

If you have a naturally curious and questioning mind, an untamed imagination and an appetite for exploring the unknown, ANSTO can offer you many exciting opportunities. ANSTO plays a key role in nurturing the next generation of Australian graduates and provides strong foundations for exciting and fulfilling careers.
 
The Graduate Development Program gives graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their field, and guidance and mentoring from industry experts. The program is open to high potential graduates in all areas of Science and Engineering, as well as Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Political Science, International Relations, and Communications. 

ANSTO is seeking high quality graduates who are Australian Citizens interested in a diverse and challenging career in the nuclear science and technology industry. Ideally, applicants will be in their final year of study, or have recently completed a degree in relevant discipline.
 

Department of Defence, Defence Scientist (Chemical Analysis)

Division: Human Protection and Performance Division
Branch: Chemical Defence Branch

The successful applicant will be expected to take on core responsibility for the maintenance of several mass spectrometers including bench top GCMS and LCMS systems will undertake analysis of chemicals of interest to Defence and National Security Agencies and take a central role in the upkeep the laboratories NATA accreditation

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