Research Chemist – Drug Testing (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Rare Opportunity to Join State of the Art Drug Testing Laboratory
  • Take the Next Step in your Career Within your Area of Expertise
  • Permanent Role within a Friendly and Supportive Work Environment


Our client, operates a drug testing laboratory which specialises in the detection of drugs and related substances in biological fluids such as blood and urine. It also provides a drug testing service to Industry in the areas of human workplace and OH&S. With accreditations to both AS/NZS4308:2008 and AS4760:2006, this busy Consulting Laboratory, is looking to employ a Research Chemist with excellent GCMS and LCMS method development experience on a permanent basis.



The role of Research Chemist is a newly created position due to business growth. The successful candidate will assist the Scientific Manager with research and development based tasks in the laboratory; the maintenance, efficiency and continuity of instrumental analysis; and the provision of expert evidence of behalf of the company, to the appropriate bodies when required. Your experience and capabilities will determine whether you will be employed as a Senior Research Chemist.

Some of the main duties associated with this role include:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of new drug screening methods using LCMS and GCMS
  • Conducting pharmacokinetic, drug metabolism and chemical syntheses
  • Performing contract research work
  • Undertaking investigative testing of miscellaneous samples
  • Provide scientific and technical support in all aspects of the company’s operations
  • Providing expert opinion and evidence on behalf of the organisation (once fully trained) to Appeal Boards and other such bodies as required
  • Providing Instrument support to the business in conjunction with the Scientific Manager and Technical Operations Manager

We are looking for person with initiative, a keen eye for detail, who has excellent time management, multi-tasking and communication skills, is a team player and is ready for their next career challenge.



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

  • Bachelor or higher Degree in Science or related field
  • Extensive LCMS and GCMS experience including development and implementation of new drug screening methods, operational, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • A sound knowledge of SPE techniques and related instrumentation.
  • A minimum of ten years experience in a similar role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as you will be providing expert evidence to Appeals Boards once trained
  • Problem solving, innovative thinking and excellent attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to multi-task and strong time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member or autonomously
  • Be adaptable and flexible to deal with a varying work load
  • Great work ethic and reliability are essential for this busy role

Please specify in your application what techniques, instruments and relevant software you have experience with.



To be considered for this role please apply at your earliest convenience by using the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated Resume with a Covering Letter to the team at CS Executive Group.



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.