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.

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Graduate Program

Kick start your career with the Department of Innovation’s Graduate Program. You will be given the opportunity to work in a diverse range of positions that will provide you with a variety of skills and experiences to further your career.  There are many varied roles available, including: policy, program delivery, compliance and risk, economic analysis, legal, communications and online engagement, marketing and media, finance and accounting, secretariat.

Kelly Scientific Resources, Laboratory Technician/Quality Officer

We are partnering with a Leading FMCG manufacturer who is currently looking to employ a Laboratory Technician/Quality Officer to complement their well established production team.

This is a rare opportunity to start your career in the manufacturing industry. The company is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic graduate (degree or diploma, with strengths in microbiology and biochemistry) who can learn all facets of the laboratory/production process with a long-term career in mind.

Reporting to the Quality manager your responsibilities will be the chemical and microbiological analysis of products and helping out within the laboratory. You will also be trained in Quality Management with the view of building a holistic understanding of their manufacturing operation.

To be considered for this position you will require:
•    Degree, Diploma or certificate in the Sciences, majoring in microbiology and/or biochemistry
•    Competent communication skills
•    A commitment to working across a variety of shifts with the focus on afternoon in peak season.

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.

Kelly Scientific Resources, Graduate Physicist Air Modelling

Our Client is a leading Environmental and Modelling Consultancy firm based in Brisbane. They provide specialist environmental performance and modelling solutions for the infrastructure, resources, and government and property sectors.

Their team currently has a permanent vacancy for a Junior Modeller to assist in delivering a broad range of environmental (Mainly Air Quality) modelling services and advice to their Queensland market.

The role will involve:
•    Air modelling using CALPUFF, AUSPLUME and/or TAPM.
•    Compiling effective and comprehensive environmental models and reports.
•    Project management in Air Quality projects.
•    Ensuring deliverables are submitted in a timely and effective manner.

To be appointed for this position, you will need to have:
•    A tertiary qualification (or higher) in Physics;
•    Previous experience with Air Modeling using a range of software including CALPUFF, AUSPLUME, etc.
•    A demonstrated high level of communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

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.

The Australian Wine Research Institute, Laboratory Technician

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is resolute in its vision to deliver high value to the Australian wine sector through world-class research and integrated solutions. The culture at the AWRI is professional, innovative and sets high industry standards. As part of these standards the AWRI offers favourable working conditions and an environment conducive to success. The AWRI has strong links with the wine sector and other research organisations both nationally and internationally, providing a stimulating and challenging research environment.

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician at the AWRI within the Trace Analysis Laboratory as part of the Commercial Services group. The position is a 12 month maternity leave contract. We will require the new incumbent to be able to work well within a busy team environment and be able to commence as soon as possible.

The role encompasses, preparation of samples and routine chemical analysis of wine and grape products using GC/MS and HPLC and LC/MS/MS. The laboratory performs a large range of analyses using various chromatographic techniques and analytical capability. The Commercial Services group is NATA ISO17025 accredited in the field of chemical testing and the laboratory is GLP recognised. Knowledge in these areas is preferred but not essential.

The successful applicant should have a laboratory background; the role will be suitable for a graduate or laboratory technician with one to two year’s laboratory experience.

Department of Primary Industries, Science Graduate Program

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy and forestry in Victoria. We design and deliver government policies and programs that enable Victoria’s primary and energy industries to sustainably maximise the wealth and wellbeing they generate, by providing essential goods and services, employment, investment and recreational opportunities.

DPI’s Science Graduate Program is a two year learning and development program open to recent graduates of science (variety of disciplines), agriculture, forestry, horticulture, economics, emergency management and other related professions.

The program was established in 1994, and during this time we have recruited over 170 graduates. Positions are determined by strategic need and capability gaps determined each year, and as a result of this we recruit for specific individual roles. Areas in recent years include; irrigation, climate change, meat and wool, economics, agribusiness, fisheries, research scientists, energy and technology, soil, veterinarians, chemical standards and invasive plants and animals to name a few. All positions are ongoing at the completion of the program.

Graduates and post graduates (in their final year or completed), who are passionate about science and the environment, and are looking for a rewarding career where they can make a difference.

Actuarial Studies, Zoology/Vet Science/Marine Biology, Urban/Town Planning, Sciences, Mathematics/Statistics, IT/ICT, Information Systems, Geology/Earth Science/Geophysics, Environmental Science, Engineering - Computer/Software, Economics, Communications/Media, Business/Commerce, Agriculture
Other: Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Emergency Management.

Australian Groundwater Technologies Pty Ltd, Hydrogeologists - Senior & Graduate Positions

Small but dynamic company currently has vacancies for SENIOR and GRADUATE Hydrogeologists in our Melbourne and Adelaide Offices. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work across multi-disciplines in hydrogeology under the direction of highly experienced senior professionals.

Your duties may include:
•    Groundwater supply studies
•    Design and implementation of groundwater monitoring programs
•    Managed Aquifer Recharge projects involving, drilling supervision, aquifer discharge testing, groundwater numerical modelling, hydrogeochemical modelling and risk assessments.
Skills and experience
•    Relevant Tertiary qualifications in Hydrogeology/Geology
•    2 – 5 yrs+ experience (graduates welcome to apply)
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Strong systematic and time management skills.