Senior Analytical Chemist (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Rare Career Opportunity with Successful ASX Listed Biotech Company
  • Exciting Permanent Role for Analytical Chemist that Values R&D Work
  • Excellent Facilities and a Culture Fostering Trust, Integrity & Teamwork



Our client is a well-known, successful biotech company based in Melbourne. Due to the success of their innovative products in Australia and abroad, they continue to grow and excel.

Boasting modern facilities and a wide array of sophisticated analytical equipment, they offer a friendly and supportive work environment where people respect each other and work together to achieve common goals. Everyone contributes to the success of the organisation. With a focus on working safely whilst delivering the best quality products as efficiently as possible, they seek a down-to-earth, collaborative individual to join their Analytical team.



The Senior Analytical Chemist will provide scientific expertise in the area of characterisation and analysis of various development stage pharmaceutical compounds to support the Company’s research and development programs.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Develop methods for conducting analyses of [GH1] pharmaceutical drug substance or drug product candidates and related compounds making full use of a range of analytical techniques including LCMS and HPLC
  • Undertake analytical and bioanalytical method validation to ICH/EMA/FDA guidelines
  • Ensure the timely provision of adequate documentation, data and direct input to support the preparation and filing of regulatory submissions to support drug development products
  • Author and review method validation procedures as well as method development reports
  • Support the R&D group by providing scientific expertise and laboratory capabilities in the characterisation, purification and analysis of various drug substance or drug product candidates
  • Assist with the generation, purification and characterisation of large synthetic and biological molecules for research and development programs



A true team player, the ideal candidate will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of BSc with majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar. Alternatively, a PhD in Analytical Chemistry or a related field would be well regarded
  • Minimum five years’ analytical method development/validation experience for the purpose of analytical characterisation of drug substances or drug products, utilising a range of techniques including LCMS and HPLC
  • Familiarity with Waters Empower, Agilent ChemStation or other chromatographic data acquisition platforms
  • Experience in the analysis of high molecular weight molecules (eg, polymers, proteins, antibodies and/or oligonucleotides) would be highly regarded
  • Previous work experience in a Quality accredited laboratory and good working knowledge of relevant pharmaceutical industry standards (e.g. GMP, GLP, ISO 17025) and ICH/FDA/EMA analytical validation guidances).
  • A diligent and hard worker with the ability to keep detailed records and produce high quality results and reports
  • Good verbal communication skills and the ability to write scientific documentation to a high standard of language and content
  • Commitment to teamwork and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise individual judgement and initiative in the application of scientific principles, techniques and methods and problem solve as necessity requires
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task​

This is a rare opportunity to join a cutting-edge Biotech Company. If you have an excellent work ethic and a “can do” attitude, we want you to apply!


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.

If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call our team at CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100. After hours you can 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.

If our Consultants have not contacted you by the end of April 2016, you can assume that on this occasion you have not been short-listed. Please note, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles in the future.