Science Enhanced Program for High Achievers

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Calibration Physicist

This position is part of the R&D team and will be responsible for generating calibration models for Process Analytics instrumentation, either as factory based calibration or field based calibration, whilst looking for ways to improve the calibration process and calibration techniques.  Responsible for performing feasibility studies on samples received from projects, to run samples, derive optimum calibration models and provide final reports.

We are looking for applicants that possess the following attributes and experience:
•    Strong time management skills and an ability to achieve deadlines in a timely manner.
•    Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision along with being able to work effectively in a team environment.
•    Demonstrated superior written and verbal communication skills, with a focus on clarity and data presentation.
•    A definite focus on providing customer service.
•    Basic statistics and numerical data analysis.
•    Be able to systematically conduct basic experiments relating to calibration measurement under supervision.
•    Ability to critically assess results from an experiment/sampling campaign and record relevant data.
•    Proficient use of data analysis tools in a laboratory environment.
•    Experience analysing data for physical trends.
•    Experienced in modelling real world application data would be an advantage.
•    Fundamental Matlab programming knowledge or similar structured programming language.
•    Sound base of fundamental physical principles and their application to real-life situations would be advantageous.
•    B.Sc. in the Physical Sciences or Statistics, preferably at Honours level.

We can offer applicants with a passion for moving their career to the next level the opportunity to work on a variety of instrumentation and career progression.

CSL, Scientist

With a commitment to the development of pharmaceuticals for treating serious medical conditions, CSL maintains an exciting R&D pipeline with a portfolio of projects in bleeding disorders, immunomodulation and vaccination.
We seek an enthusiastic scientist to join our Formulation Development department at Parkville to fill a vacancy created by an internal secondment.  The formulation team are responsible for the development of safe, stable and efficacious protein formulations for non-clinical toxicology and human clinical trials. Using state of the art equipment, the formulation scientist will routinely undertake activities relating to the design, implementation and reporting of development studies. The scientist is also responsible for the generation of documentation to appropriate quality and regulatory standards.
Reporting to a Senior Scientist Supervisor, your hands-on formulation and technical proficiency will ensure timely completion of a diversity of development activities. Daily responsibilities will involve the planning, collection and analysis of data for a range of new product formulations. You are well organised with strong attention to detail and proficient time management and problem solving skills.
The successful candidate will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant field of science (honours or higher degree). Previous experience in protein formulation development within the pharmaceutical industry will be highly regarded.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, ABARES Entry Level Professional Program

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is an Australian Government scientific and economic research agency within the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. ABARES conducts professionally independent research and analysis on issues affecting Australian primary industries.

Our capabilities in multi-disciplinary research and analysis span the fields of economics, science and social science covering agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. So whether you are a graduate or an experienced professional, consider the ABARES Entry Level Professional Program.
Graduates with degrees in Economics, Statistics/Mathematics/Modelling, or Science disciplines (including Social Science, Plant Science, Agricultural Science, Entomology, Rural Studies, Resource Management, Biological Science, or Fisheries/Marine Science) at honours level or higher is preferred. Postgraduate qualifications are highly desirable.

Candidates with undergraduate qualifications, combined with relevant experience, and/or professionals who hold double degrees with strong economic or science content will be considered for this program.
CSIRO, PhD and Honours Scholarship Program
•    Are you passionate about a career in science?
•    Access CSIRO’s world-class facilities
•    Apply for a CSIRO Scholarship now!
CSIRO is founding its future on science and innovation.  CSIRO is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability.  With over 6,500 staff located across the country, it serves governments, industries, business and communities.  CSIRO recognises the need to link with Australian universities to ensure that we have emerging talent in areas critical to Australia’s future. 

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) PhD and Honours Scholarship Program provides opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates who enrol each year at Australian tertiary institutions. Each year, the Program supports PhD and Honours Scholarships for students to work on a project relevant to one of the advertised CSIRO priority research areas.  Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO. 
Top up PhD Scholarships are available to PhD students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas.  They must also expect to receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent scholarship commencing in the year of the scholarship. Full scholarships are also available in certain circumstances.
Honours Scholarship are available to students enrolled full-time in an eligible Australian Higher Education Institution during the term of the scholarship and who hold (or expect to gain) a degree from a recognised University and expect to undertake an Honours year.

Qenos Pty Ltd, Graduate Chemist

Qenos manufactures the raw materials used in thousands of household, consumer and industrial products. Our products are a part of every day life. As Australia’s leading plastics manufacturing company Qenos stands apart from its industry peers as a recognised Employer of Choice.
Qenos is seeking a Graduate Chemist to work in its Product Technology department. Initially reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, the successful applicant will be working in Qenos’s state of the art Technical Centre and will be engaged in advanced testing and project activities focused on the design, development and integrity of Qenos polymer products.  This role is a key knowledge build role for future career development into Product Development , Technical Service and other roles within Qenos. 
Based at the Qenos Resins site, the successful applicant will be involved in the Qenos Graduate program – a structured five year program involving both personal, team and professional development. Key responsibilities of the role include:
•    Supporting the technical development of new or improved polymers
•    Leadership role involving priority setting  and planning of key activities to meet business and team deadlines
•    Conduct physical and chemical analyses of established and experimental PE resins and other end products
•    Problem solving and analytical troubleshooting for both customers and manufacturing.
The qualifications of the successful applicant will include either an Honours degree or higher in Science majoring in Chemistry, Applied Science or a Materials Engineering/Science qualification. With between 0-5 years experience the ideal candidate will have strong analytical and problem solving capabilities, an ability to integrate well into a team environment, an understanding and adherence to the importance of safety in a petrochemical environment and a preference for a candidate with a well developed knowledge of polymers and their properties.

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.

Defence Science and Technology Group, Graduate and Post-Graduate Opportunities

Science and Technology for a Secure World
The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) provides science and technology expertise and solutions to support Australia’s defence and national security needs. DST Group has ongoing opportunities available for graduates who have completed (or nearly completed) an undergraduate or post-graduate qualification in disciplines related to:  Engineering and Technology,  Physical Sciences, Human, Social and Health Sciences,  Information, Computing and Communication, Mathematics.

The DST Group Difference
At DST Group, you will experience a high-performance research culture that supports personal and professional development; you will work with Australia’s leading scientists, engineers and It Specialists, and have access to some of the world’s most advanced technology and scientific facilities.