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Research Projects Officer - Biomedical Devices

Date: 18-Jan-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity


  • ​​​​​​Contribute to CSIRO's Biomedical Manufacturing Research Program
  • Great company culture and team environment
  • Work for CSIRO – Australia’s National Science Agency!



CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit brings together multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering capabilities using world-class infrastructure to partner with industry in order to develop innovative products and processes to allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable. The Biomedical Manufacturing Research Program works with biomedical companies to deliver new medical treatments and technologies that benefit millions of people in Australia and overseas, helping them live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.


As part of the Biomaterial Interface Chemistry team in the CSIRO Manufacturing Business Unit, the Research Projects Officer – Biomedical Devices role will work on a range of projects with industry and academic collaborators. The work will range from synthetic organic and polymer chemistry to surface modification and analysis as well as device manufacturing and biological testing. Moreover the position will contribute to the work of the team in the Biomedical Materials Translational Facility (BMTF), which is operating under a quality management system. 


Your duties will include:

  • Synthesis and characterisation of chemicals and polymers in the context of biomedical device applications.
  • Design, manufacture and analysis of coatings on biomedical devices. 
  • Operation and routine maintenance of scientific equipment.
  • Respond courteously and efficiently to client requests, maintaining clear communication regarding mutual expectations and monitoring client satisfaction.
  • Under technical direction undertake experiments, laboratory analyses or technology development activities (some non-routine) using a range of techniques, often working on a number of parallel and competing tasks. 
  • Design new processes or apparatus by adapting existing techniques and components to meet special circumstances or undertake modifications to methods requiring some innovation.


Location: Clayton, VIC

Salary: AU$66k - AU$84k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 80342

To be considered you will need:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience chemistry, materials science, biomedical science or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience in synthetic organic and polymer chemistry and associated analytical methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain processing and analytical scientific equipment.  
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes.
  • Proven ability to investigate and solve complex problems, present logical alternative solutions which can be discussed, tested and adopted.



For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be appointed to this position you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or an Australian permanent resident currently residing in Australia.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent and may be subject to other security/medical/character check requirements.  Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

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

Sunday 6 February 2022, 11:00pm AEDT