Analytical Chemist – Initial 12-Month Contract (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • An Initial 12-Month Contract to be Reviewed for Permanency
  • Friendly and Supportive Working Environment
  • Rare Opportunity to Join a State-of-the-Art Drug Testing Laboratory


Our client is a NATA accredited laboratory that provides a drug testing service to industry both within Australia and Internationally. Based near Melbourne’s CBD, they are world renowned for their research and testing capabilities.

Our client specializes in the detection of drugs and related substances in biological fluids, such as blood and urine. Due to growth, this busy laboratory is looking to employ an Analytical Chemist to perform analyses by GCMS and LCMS.

The role will initially be under a fixed-term contract for 12 months.



The role of an Analytical Chemist is to carry out drug screening of biological samples and then, where necessary, perform confirmatory analyses of samples returning positive results for target compounds.

Under an initial contract of one year, our client is looking for person with initiative, a keen eye for detail, who has excellent time management, multi-tasking and communication skills, is a team player and is ready for their next career challenge. Whilst considered advantageous, prior industry experience of mass spectrometry techniques operated in combination with gas and/or liquid chromatography is not a prerequisite.

This role is perfect for someone willing to learn in a state-of-the-art laboratory.


You will be required to:

  • Run a variety of drug screens using methods that employ both GCMS & LCMS
  • Accurately check data produced by these methods and make recommendations for further investigation if required
  • Liaise closely with other team members to ensure all work is completed accurately and efficiently
  • Perform both qualitative and quantitative confirmatory analysis of suspected drug positives in samples
  • Ensure instrumentation is maintained on a daily basis, which includes evaluation of the calibration status of an analytical system using a drug mix that confirms separation and sensitivity



To be considered as a candidate for this 12-month contract you will meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Chemistry or related discipline, preferably with honours
  • Several years’ industry experience within a role performing analyses for target compounds (e.g., drug testing) will see you shortlisted
  • Applicants with LCMS and/or GCMS industry experience* are encouraged and an understanding of solid-phase extraction is also advantageous
  • Problem solving, innovative thinking and excellent attention to detail is a must
  • A proven ability to multi-task efficiently shall underpin your confidence in possessing demonstrable time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, affording you the capability to work autonomously or as a member of a team
  • Be adaptable and flexible to deal with a varying work load
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Great work ethic and reliability are essential for this busy role

*Please specify in your application what  techniques, instruments and associated software you have experience with.



For a confidential discussion about this role, please call us on +61 3 9516 0100 during our Melbourne office’s hours (9 am to 5 pm). Alternatively, to arrange for a call back at a mutually convenient opportunity, send an SMS to Daniel Turner on 0415 573 220.

To apply for this 12-month contract role, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete an online form then send through to us your current resume and also a covering letter that addresses the above selection criteria.



On behalf of its client, CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications, our recruiters will only contact those applicants whose qualifications and experience align sufficiently to be considered for further pre-screening.

Nevertheless, if on this occasion you are unsuccessful in being shortlisted, your resume shall remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.