First listed on: 06 August 2020

Biomedical Polymers Research Scientist/ Engineer

The Opportunity
  • Do you have an interest in innovative chemistry research?
  • Use your skills and have an impact by solving real world problems
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

CSIRO’s Manufacturing is seeking to appoint a Biomedical Polymers Research Scientist/ Engineer.

As the successful candidate you will work as part of a team liaising with industry to develop biomaterials and medical devices. You will engage with prospective clients, prepare research proposals, undertake research projects, as well as review and report on the outcomes. Experimental work is likely to involve the design, synthesis and characterization of novel monomers and polymers, and their fabrication into medical devices as well as assessing the performance of the medical devices.

Your duties will include:
  • Liaise with clients to understand their needs and take personal responsibility for client satisfaction.
  • Under limited direction, assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carry out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
  • Present results in a meaningful format, prepare reports for clients and/or write scientific papers for publication. 

Location:  Clayton VIC
Salary:  *CSOF5 - AU$98k – AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
            * CSOF6 - AU$113k to AU$132k pa (pro-rata for part-time) + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 12 months
Reference:  68704

*NB: This position is offered across two levels, the appointment level will be determined by the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the successful candidate

To be considered you will need:
  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline area, such chemistry (organic and/or polymer), materials science, biomedical engineering or chemical engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct innovative research in chemistry (organic and/or polymer).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct innovative research in chemistry (organic and/or polymer).
  • Demonstrated experience in general characterisation techniques, such as NMR, FTIR, UV-Vis, GPC, rheology, TGA, DSC, mechanical testing and microscopy techniques including SEM, TEM, and demonstrated ability to learn new instrumentation techniques.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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How to Apply

To apply online, please provide a CV or resume and cover letter. Your cover letter must address the essential and desirable criteria outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Sunday 06 September 2020, 11:00 pm AEST

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