Analytical Chemist / Laboratory Assistant – Biotech R&D (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Rare Career Opportunity for an Entry Level R&D Analytical Chemist
  • Varied Role in Cutting Edge R&D Organisation
  • Excellent Facilities in a Team Based Work Environment



Our client is a well-known, successful biotech company based in Melbourne. Due to the success of their innovative products in Australia and abroad, they continue to grow and excel.

Boasting modern facilities and a wide array of sophisticated manufacturing and analytical equipment, they offer a friendly and supportive work environment where people respect each other and work together to achieve common goals. Everyone contributes to the success of the organisation. With a focus on working safely whilst delivering the best quality products as efficiently as possible, they seek a down-to-earth, collaborative individual to join their Analytical team.



This exciting entry level position, is ideal for an Analytical Chemist with at least two to three years’ experience in a pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory or University Analytical Research Laboratory. It is a varied role and presents an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to enhance their skills and progress their career in a cutting edge, analytical drug development environment.

Some of the main duties associated with this permanent role include:

  • Analysis and characterization of API and drug product candidates using in-house or compendial methods
  • Receipt and release activities for raw materials required for in-house API manufacture
  • Assisting with the management of in-house stability studies on API and drug product samples
  • Maintaining detailed records of work and providing clear interpretation of own results both written and orally
  • Calibration and scheduled maintenance of scientific equipment
  • Contributing to the continuing development and maintenance of QMS, including writing and reviewing documents such as SOPs, protocols and reports
  • Assisting the Laboratory Supervisor in day-to-day activities associated with laboratory operations such as:
    • Ensuring all laboratory consumables are well stocked and standing orders are well managed
    • Management of laboratory waste disposal
    • Assisting with internal safety inspection schedules and OH&S meeting
    • Assisting with sample preparation and labelling and compound shipping between sites and to external parties



A true team player, the ideal candidate will ideally meet the following criteria:

  • A BSc or BSc (Hons) in Chemistry or similar
  • Prior experience in a pharmaceutical quality control laboratory or university analytical research laboratory will be highly regarded
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge and/or experience working in a regulated setting and specific knowledge of GLP, GMP, FDA, or ICH or ISO 17025 regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of various analytical methodologies and instrumentation including HPLC, LCMS or preparative LC
  • Strong organisational skills including the ability to keep detailed records
  • A diligent, hardworking individual with a strong work ethic
  • Flexibility to deal with a change in priorities at short notice
  • Personal attributes of flexibility and responsiveness, including being comfortable in taking direction from others
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with others in the team
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task
  • Being willing to learn new skills and grow into the role



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria.

If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call our team at CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100.



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