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Materials Experimental Scientist

Date: 09-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity


  • Apply your skills in chemistry or materials science across a wide range of projects
  • Collaborate regularly with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s National Science Agency


The role of Research Projects staff in CSIRO is to collaborate in scientific and technological activities with other research staff usually by assisting with detailed planning, undertaking, or assisting with experimental, observational or technology development work, and in carrying out the more practical aspects of the work.

The CSIRO Applied Porous Materials Team, is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a chemistry or materials science background to join the team. This team has a rich array of fundamental and applied projects underway and is seeking to appoint a person that can apply technical skills, problem solve, manage instrument equipment, and be challenged to design and build devices.  The successful applicant will strengthen the engineering capability of the team and build on their portfolio of skills.

To be considered you will need:



Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated practical and/or industry experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling chemicals.
  • Evidence of participation or leadership in safe work practices in laboratories.
  • Demonstrated experience in using analytical instruments.


  • Background in Biochemistry and/or experience working with Biomaterials
  • Experience managing and maintaining a laboratory.


For full details about this role please view the  position description here.


Your duties will include:

  • Under technical direction, designing and performing experiments and routine laboratory analyses, designing new processes or apparatus by adapting existing techniques and components to meet special circumstances or undertake modifications to methods requiring some innovation.
  • Performing some non-routine analyses or technology development activities using a range of techniques, often working on several parallel and competing tasks.
  • Responsibility for maintaining laboratory consumables and scheduling and instructing staff in the use of shared equipment.
  • Ensuring safe laboratory practices and protocols are followed at all times.
  • Working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary, research team to carry out tasks in support of CSIRO’s scientific objectives.
  • Other duties as directed.


Location: Clayton, Melbourne VIC

Salary:   AU$66,163 - AU$84,207 per annum (pro-rata for part-time) plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:  24 month specified term, Full-time

Reference:  85141


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens,   Australian Permanent Residents and Australian Temporary Residents.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.



Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Thursday 7th July 2022,11:00pm AEST.