Regulatory Scientists – Govt Body, Pharmacology / Toxicology (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
  • Government Regulatory Body
  • Four Month Contract to be Reviewed for Extension
  • Supportive and Friendly Work Environment
  • Opportunity for PhD Qualified Scientist to Leave the Laboratory and Remain in the Field of Pharmacology



Unique opportunity to join a Government Body to assist and carry out risk assessments of existing Industrial Chemicals. Something that happens all the time, however few of us get an opportunity to be part of the process. Who knows where it could lead? It will certainly open up doors to other opportunities in your career.

Our client currently has the need for a qualified professional to join their team for an initial four month contract; to start in the first week of January 2015. This contract will be reviewed and extended based on performance.



If you are a qualified scientist with initiative, a keen eye for detail, who has demonstrated superb writing skills, excellent time management, multi-tasking and communication skills; is a team player and is ready for their next career challenge then keep reading.

The purpose of this position is to undertake scientific searches on chemicals in order to evaluate the information and their impact on human health. You will prepare a range of assessment products including complex technical reports.

In this role the successful applicants will:

  • Prepare human health risk assessment reports by retrieving hazard and exposure data from various information sources.
  • Under limited supervision conduct risk assessments of existing industrial chemicals.
  • Undertake scientific searches on chemicals, evaluating the information and their impact on human and environmental health and prepare technical reports.
  • Assist in the implementation of reforms and procedures in relation to the assessment of industrial chemicals.
  • Respond to inquiries from stakeholders.
  • Prepare a range of correspondence, including briefs, procurement and program management documentation.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.



To be considered for this role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a PhD in Pharmacology, Medicinal Biology, Biochemistry, Toxicology or similar
  • Post Graduate experience in Biological or Biomedical Sciences, particularly in the areas of Toxicology, Pharmacology, or Biochemistry.
  • Demonstrated ability to retrieve and analyse scientific information on chemicals from a variety of sources and prepare related reports.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, including demonstrated capacity to meet tight deadlines and to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be adaptable and flexible to deal with a varying work load.
  • Great work ethic, reliability and a good eye for detail are essential for this busy role.



To be considered for this role please apply ASAP by using the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to ChemSkill. Please ensure you address all the selection criteria in your covering letter. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Emily 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 can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. Please note, however, that your resumes will remain on our database and be considered for additional suitable roles.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.