Method Development Specialist – Molecular Biology (GMO and Food Allergens) (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Excellent Opportunity for a Technical Specialist to join Market Leader
  • Utilise your Knowledge & Leadership Skills to Progress your Career into 2017 and beyond
  • Company Culture Embraces Innovation, Integrity, Inclusivity & Collaboration



Our client offers testing services to food manufacturers such as the meat, dairy, confectionery, beverage and allied industries.

As one of Australia’s largest independent food testing laboratories, they continue to steadily grow and expand their microbiological, chemical and physical analytical capabilities, which all contribute to the delivery of accurate and timely results in every aspect of the food industry – from raw materials to finished products.

With state-of-the-art automated microbiology systems and specialised staff, they offer analysis for food allergens, pathogens, spoilage organisms and bacterial identification to mention a few.



| Innovation | Development | Validation | Documentation |

| Training & Assessment |

This exciting role is permanent and reports directly to the Business Unit Leader of a very large national Microbiology Department.  It is a great opportunity for someone who would like to be the Technical Specialist for GMO and Allergen testing in food products!

The successful candidate you will be responsible for validating innovative methodology and technological solutions to support client needs. You will use your knowledge in GMO/Allergen testing to create structured and documented validation strategies for the development and transfer of new methods into operation.

As the Technical Specialist, you will train relevant staff in the use of the new methods and ensure appropriate competency and performance for existing procedures.  Your prior experience with NATA and ISO 17025 quality standards will provide support in quality systems improvements.



  • Bachelor of Science up to PhD level, preferably with a major in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Food Technology or similar.
  • Experience in developing and validating methods utilising RT-PCR, ELISAs and other innovative methodologies for the purpose of identifying and quantifying GMO and Allergens in foods
  • A Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment will be highly regarded
  • Experience and knowledge in the application of NATA and Quality Systems such as ISO 17025
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a role that has required leadership and supervision within a Laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage/co-ordinate service/project delivery across functional groups
  • Excellent communication skills and strong customer focus
  • Excellent administration and organizational skills
  • Solid Microsoft office skills – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong team building and leadership attributes a must
  • Positive attitude, honest and professional
  • Focused on providing a quality service
  • Accountability – focused on achieving results



To have a strictly confidential discussion about this unique opportunity please call our team on 03 9516 0100 during office hours or Helen on 0438 620 434 after hours.

To apply for this excellent opportunity, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter addressing the full selection criteria in Word format.



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 will be contacted for other roles.