Pesticide Residues Chemist – Food Testing Laboratory (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Excellent Opportunity for a Chemist to Gain Experience in Residue Testing
  • State of the Art Laboratory
  • Friendly and Supportive Work Environment



Our client, specialising in food testing, is currently seeking an Analytical Chemist to join their busy, Melbourne based laboratory. The main testing streams are food chemistry, microbiology, allergens and chemical residues in rice, grains and produce. The laboratories are state of the art and for those who wish to drive to work, there is plenty of parking onsite.



The available position is within the chemical residues unit, mainly analysing pesticides and herbicides in food samples. You will be expected to prepare your samples for analysis and take ownership of your workload to meet the demands of your clients. This is a six month fixed term tenure to cater for a staff member on maternity leave. There may be a need to extend this contract. The successful candidate will be working directly for the client and will enjoy all the benefits associated with permanent roles.



This role will suit candidates with at least some experience in low-level analysis by Gas Chromatography. Experience in the analysis of Pesticide Residues would be highly regarded.

To be short listed you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Chemistry
  • 2-3 years experience analysing samples using GCs
  • Previous food testing experience will be viewed favourably
  • Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills
  • A quick learner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Must be a permanent resident or have full working rights



To be considered for this role please apply at your earliest convenience by using the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Please include your updated resume with a covering letter in Word Format to CS Executive. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call our Melbourne Office on 03 9516 0100.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. Please note, however, you are welcome to call our Recruiters to discuss your application. If unsuccessful, your resume will remain on our database and will be considered for future suitable roles.