Research & Product Development Chemist – Pharmaceuticals & FMCG (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Rare Career Opportunity for a Chemist who is Excited by R&D
  • Brand New R&D Laboratory within a TGA Licensed Facility
  • Permanent Role with Competitive Salary



Our client is a high profile Australian Company which has been trusted by generations of Australians to provide naturally based pharmaceutical and home care products since the mid 1800’s.

Committed to using only natural ingredients and stringent quality control processes, the Company researches, develops, manufactures and distributes complementary and OTC medicines, medical devices, personal care and household products. With brand new facilities and a dedicated team of staff, the Company supplies product to all major retailers and pharmacies across Australia and overseas.



Due to movement within the Company, our client is looking to appoint a Research and Development Chemist to join their R&D Team.

Reporting to the R&D Manager, some of your duties will include: the development of new products to add to the Company’s range of natural OTC pharmaceutical and nutritional product range; the review and improvement of formulae and packaging for existing products to keep in line with recent developments and current trends; and, liaising with universities, technical institutions, suppliers and contract manufacturers as necessary.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate all product documents and maintain information files relating to new products and improvements to existing products.
  • Responsible for coordinating stage gate (in conjunction with Marketing) and R&D change control documents.
  • Provide technical assistance as required to key departments (i.e. Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality)
  • Provide technical support for outlined projects with Universities and other institutions
  • Develop in conjunction with Quality Assurance, quality control analytical procedures and validate the analytical and manufacturing methods developed for both new, reformulated and existing products
  • Keep abreast of the latest findings in the scientific literature which relates to the Company’s areas of interest
  • Keep up to date with regulatory requirements concerning the registration of pharmaceutical products and medical devices
  • Assist QA with on-going quality issues and their resolution with existing products.



You are a chemist with a few years experience and are excited by the prospect of developing and improving products. You are an exceptional problem solver, an independent thinker, resilient and confident in your abilities.

Well organised and able to multi-task, you will be a finisher and someone who enjoys the challenges and uncertainty associated with the research and development of new products.

You enjoy researching, working autonomously and liaising with other scientists and departments within the business.

To be short-listed for this exciting opportunity you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor of Science as a minimum majoring in Chemistry, Formulation Science, Pharmacy or Chemical Engineering
  • A few years experience in product development and formulation
  • Experience in laboratory practices and exposure working within a TGA GMP licensed facility is preferred but not necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team together with an excellent work ethic and mature attitude
  • Excellent computer skills and of course, a love for science!



Most scientists dream of a job in R&D where you are given the opportunity to research and develop prototype products in the area of therapeutics and other FMCG products.

If you are one of those scientists, then here is your chance!

Our client offers a busy and dynamic laboratory environment that embodies vision and values, celebrates diversity of background and thought, and supports a balance of professional and personal needs.

Added benefits include the Company’s longstanding reputation of integrity and quality and the values they embrace which includes a focus on excellent customer service, quality, innovation and the ability to engage passionately, positively and professionally with all colleagues.



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria. Show us why you are the person we are looking for! If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call the team at CS Executive Group Inc. ChemSkill on 03 9516 0100. After hours call Helen on 0438 620 434.



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 so we will only call those that have been short-listed. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.