Senior Research Scientist
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • ASX & NYSE-Listed Company with emphasis on innovation
  • Provide scientific leadership by developing & pursuing research
  • Permanent role with great salary and benefits



Our client is a highly recognised international manufacturing brand, an innovator in building materials and a leader within the market sectors they occupy. They are an ASX and NYSE-listed, growth-focused company with a unique business model that consistently delivers above average results in the market.

It is the vision of their global R&PD team to provide a continuous pipeline of market leading building materials.  Their business goal is to continue being a leader in their field by producing innovative, unique products and technologies with sustainable advantages.



In this permanent full-time role you will provide scientific leadership, develop and pursue research to fundamentally transform the building industry and ensure sustainable profitable business growth. You will have the opportunity to follow the latest research, work with state of the art equipment and facilities, and be challenged to think differently about the way you work.



As a Senior Research Scientist, you will be required to utilise your scientific skills in leading, designing, undertaking and analysing information from controlled laboratory-based investigations, experiments and production trials.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Literature reviews via scientific academic papers, technology scans, industry research to progress foundational knowledge in key technology areas to further develop IP resulting in breakthrough, improved, innovative new products
  • Use of scientific methodology and experimental design to plan and conduct experiments in mechanical or chemical laboratories to understand failure analysis of current fibre cement material as well as build knowledge to progress technology areas.
  • Lead and mentor R&D members in the areas of trial and experimental planning, experimental design and execution and data analysis
  • Conduct research and testing to trouble shoot and problem solve manufacturing problems and research projects
  • Collaborate effectively with manufacturing personnel, vendors and suppliers to build understanding of opportunity areas to help drive insights to accelerate projects
  • Deliver presentations and make sound recommendations to the R&D senior leadership team based on strong scientific experimentation and data analysis
  • Submit Concept White Papers to drive the R&D technology focus areas
  • Drive the delivery of all technical tasks for a project from concept to implementation and handover to product development



This position requires a motivated, agile, performance driven individual to support the R&PD business in advancing the development of key technology areas.

To be successful in your application you must meet the following criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in Materials Science, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry or equivalent. A PhD will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical projects while coaching and mentoring others.
  • Minimum 8 year’s relevant technical experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in cement, polymer or composite materials, or relevant raw materials in the production of fibre cement.
  • Knowledge of Lean Product Development principles and treatment of scientific data.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in material property and performance characterization using mechanical, physical, and/or chemical testing/analysis, computational/analytical modeling of materials properties.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying statistical techniques to evaluate data and make decisions, with the ability to problem solve using a scientific yet practical approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, prototype and demonstrate new ideas quickly and safely.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in many projects concurrently and flexibility to quickly change focus to meet the challenging business requirements of Research and Development.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with computing software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)



To be considered for this role simply click the ‘Apply Now’ button. and submit an up-to-date version of your resume and a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria.

To have a strictly confidential discussion, please call Helen on 0438 620 434 or text to organise a suitable time.



Thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence received daily, we can only contact shortlisted candidates.