Method Development Chemist – Chromatography, Pharmaceuticals R&D (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Exciting Opportunity in Pharmaceutical Method Development
  • Innovative Company with Strong R&D
  • Competitve Salary, Friendly Work Environment & Excellent Career Opportunities



Our client is a well known, successful pharmaceutical company based in Melbourne’s CBD. Due to the success of their innovative products, they continue to grow and excel.

Boasting modern facilities and state of the art laboratories, our client offers a friendly, supportive work environment and access to parking as well as public transport.



We are looking for a Pharmaceutical Chemist with experience in the development, optimisation and validation of HPLC analytical methods. Supporting R&D and QC, you will be able to develop methods for new molecules from scratch according to ICH, FDA guidelines and compendial requirements.

On occasions, you will also be required to assist with QC testing of raw materials, in-process samples, components and finished product samples.

This role is a seven month fixed term tenure working directly for the client and the successful candidate will be entitled to annual leave, personal leave and payment for public holidays. There is a possibility that the tenure will be reviewed for extension.



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

  • Tertiary Qualifications (BSc/BPharm or equivalent)) with at least three years experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong method development experience using HPLC from scratch
  • Proven experience in the analysis of pharmaceutical or chemical products and proficient in the use of scientific instrumentation, in particular Waters Empower™ computer systems.
  • Understanding and commitment to GMP/GLP requirements, quality systems and OH&S
  • Use of other analytical techniques such as LC-MS would be highly regarded but not essential
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software, in particular Excel and Word
  • Sound practical ability (able to produce accurate and precise results) and problem-solving capability
  • Ability to exercise individual judgement and initiative in the application of scientific principles, techniques and methods
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task.
  • Key to this role will be your flexible “can do” attitude, excellent work ethic and initiative whilst working autonomously or as part of a team
  • Good verbal communication skills and the ability to write documentation to a high standard of language and content.



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 Helen at CS Executive Group Incorporating ChemSkill on 03 9516 0100. After hours you can call 0438 620 434.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.