Technical Services Leader – Analytical Services – Analytical Services (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Work for a leading scientific organisation in New Zealand who is making a difference on a local & international scale
  • Escape the ‘rat race’ and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle a seaside community has to offer
  • Negotiable salary with a relocation package is on offer for the right candidate



Our client is one of New Zealand’s largest independent scientific organisations offering a broad spectrum of services to the primary industry sector. They offer their technical expertise to a wide variety government organisations, private enterprises and other research groups in New Zealand and globally. They have 200 scientists and technicians who are experts in aquaculture research, food safety and quality, biosecurity and analytical testing. Due to the demand for their services they are looking to employ a Technical Operations Manager to oversee the growth of the business.



In this high profile position you will be responsible for managing the Analytical Services R & D section, providing technical support and analytical testing solutions to a range of clients locally and internationally. You also will be instrumental in growing the R & D and Food testing revenue generated through targeted business development and increasing the companies capabilities be developing new scientific methods. Finally you will be in charge of a variety of projects, have 15 direct reports as well as overseeing other internal and external stakeholders.



To be suitable for this position you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Hold a relevant Post Graduate (PhD or Masters) Science degree with a minimum of ten years of experience in research or consulting laboratory and at least five years business management experience (staff and budget management, planning and reporting)
  • Must be highly technically proficient and have been involved in method development when it comes to equipment such as GC-MC, LC-MS, HPLC, ICP-MS and other related analytical equipment
  • Proven experience in securing funding for research and consulting programmes/projects
  • Good project management and client/stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Must hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenships in order to have working rights in NZ



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 Richard on +61 3 9516 0100.



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. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for similar roles.