Project Scientist – Application Development
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Join innovative global leader in a product development & technical support role
  • New laboratory facility and expanding team based in Melbourne (inner West)
  • Excellent salary package, bonus & career prospects



Our client is a well-known multinational company that provides integrated Microbial Control solutions to a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Paints & Coatings, Consumer Home & Personal Care, Professional hygiene, Crop Protection, Timber Preservation & Industrial Material Protection markets globally.

Our client’s new R&D & Technical Support facility, located to the west of Melbourne, is base to a highly specialised group of multidisciplinary scientists. Here, the company develops a range of products used in industrial preservation applications across a wide range of industries with both local, and global relevance. The company’s microbial control solutions have enhanced durability in treated products improving longevity, performance, and consumer health.



This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Scientist to join our client’s growing team of experts.

Reporting to the Technical Lead who also works within the facility, you will be an integral member of the R&D team of a global microbial control solutions specialist company. The role will drive the development of next-generation microbial control products, advanced delivery mechanisms, and provide application and technical support to a broad range of industrial areas, working with such diverse industries as Oil & Gas, Paints & Coatings, Home & Personal Care, Crop Protection, Timber Preservation, Animal Biosecurity & Construction Materials. Your skill set and expertise will continually develop.

In this role, you will contribute to the growth of our client’s portfolio by assisting with the development and application of products intended for use in the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, where applicable, you will work collaboratively with teams located elsewhere around the globe – some domestic and international travel may be required.


What do we want? Scientists with broad skills!

Our client is expanding their product application portfolio and is therefore interested in candidates from various industries and backgrounds. Project management and product application development experience is a must for this role.

Utilising the skills and knowledge you’ve gained, you will be well-positioned to drive product development, innovation, and application expertise within a collaborative team. You will be motivated and willing to learn new things, expand your existing skill set, and be “hands-on” in supporting the business to achieve success.


Your skill set:

  • Formulation or product development experience including industries such as: Fine Chemicals, Building Products, Home and Personal Care, Paint & Coatings, Crop Protection, Oil & Gas or Pharmaceuticals
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in analytical chemistry, microbiology or formulation science (candidates with other experience are welcome to apply)
  • An innovative Scientist who wishes to use their product development and/or formulation experience in Industrial Applications and Customer Technical Support
  • Scientists with regulatory experience


Some duties associated with this role include:

  • Development, application, and evaluation of prototype formulations
  • Preparation of reports & dossiers in support of Product Development and Commercialisation, including for external submission to clients &/or regulatory authorities
  • Working closely with clients to ensure product attributes and performance meets their needs
  • Assisting with scale-up & transfer of manufacture to Operations Team
  • Project management
  • Technical Support



To be considered for this role, applicants will need to substantiate how they meet the following criteria:

  • A Ph.D. in science and areas of interest include chemistry or microbiology majors, or chemical/materials science.
  • Three to five years’ experience in a laboratory-based product development role.
  • Strong project management experience.
  • A track record in the successful commercialisation of innovative products in your chosen field.
  • Experience in analytical chemistry, microbiology, or formulation science would be well regarded, but candidates with other experience are welcome to apply.
  • Experience or exposure to the commercialisation of products from initial conception to its release to market
  • Understanding of laboratory work, including testing, instrumentation, dangerous goods, and EHS policies
  • In addition to taking ownership of your own day-to-day workload and responsibilities for project management, you must be willing to work collaboratively and share your knowledge within a supportive team environment
  • Superior ability in writing technical reports, which are of the quality necessary to be used as the basis for further research or included in a submission supporting a product’s registration with a regulatory body
  • Ability to undertake occasional travel – both interstate and international within APAC region
  • You must hold a full driving license and be willing to work outside on location at times



To have a confidential discussion about this contract role please call Jo on 0411 197 171.

Alternatively, if you would like to enquire electronically, please email [email protected]

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To apply, click the “Apply Now” button to submit your resume and also a brief covering letter addressing the above selection criteria.



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 correspondence received on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only those applicants being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted.