Chemistry Jobs

Jobs for chemists in New Zealand, including postdoc positions and PhD scholarships. Latest positions received appear at the top of the page. This service is free to NZIC members – details of how to advertise your position on the website can be found here.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Biological Chemistry

(University of Auckland)

The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand invites applications for a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer position in biological chemistry.

The successful candidate will have research interests within the broad area encompassing biological chemistry, and will be expected to contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemistry and especially biological chemistry. The candidates’ duties may also include teaching including in China as part of an articulation agreement with Northeast Forestry University.

Applications close Sunday 14 March

ARC Future Fellowship Scholarships

(University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia)

The University of Technology Sydney has applications open for PhD Scholarships funded by Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships. This research project aims to make it possible to control the synthesis of boron-based two-dimensional (2D) materials with the desired following features in single or multiple aspects: thickness, composition, lateral sizes, porosity, surface area, and functionality. It intends to do so by designing and synthesising novel precursors, and by optimising the fabrication process of boron-based 2D nanosheets for different applications. It is expected to take us closer to unlocking the potential of boron- based 2D materials for real-world applications in, for example, energy storage and high-performance flexible electronics.

Applications Close Monday 28th March 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)

PhD scholarship for developing real time analysis of marine biomass

(University of Otago and Plant and Food Research)

This research project is part of an MBIE program, Cyber Physical Seafood Systems (Cyber-Marine) led by Plant and Food Research.  It will investigate fundamental and applied aspects of marine biological chemistry using a wide range of standard (GC-MS, LC-MS) and spectroscopic (Raman, IR and NIR spectroscopies) analytical techniques.

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MSc scholarship for spectroscopy and disease diagnosis

(University of Otago)

We have an opportunity for an MSc thesis-only (one year) in the fields of biomedical analysis and optics design. This MSc thesis will be part of an industry driven project and the overall aim is to develop a new method of disease diagnosis. This work could entail development, testing and iterative refinement of a device for collection of OCT or vibrational spectroscopic data, or analysis using multivariate methods.

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MSc – Seaweed Bioactives for Native/Agriculture Plants

(University of Waikato)

A fully funded MSc scholarship at the University of Waikato for a domestic student is currently available within the Entrepreneurial Universities Macroalgae Biotechnology programme. The scholarship will suit a student with an interest in the development of seaweed bioactive products for the control of plant diseases.

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PhD scholarships – Sustainable Materials Research

(University of Waikato)

PhD scholarships available – Sustainable Materials Research into natural fibre composites/biopolymers/recycling/natural materials.

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Senior Scientist – Forensic Toxicologist x 2


The Forensic Toxicology group within F-SAS, Kenepuru, Porirua, has two vacancies for individuals to assist in the delivery of expert toxicology services. These are both fulltime permanent positions and are an opportunity to join a dynamic, hardworking team which delivers services that underpin the Coronial and Criminal Justice system in New Zealand.

Advertisement received 30 September 2020.

Senior Technician x 2


We have an exciting opportunity for two experienced Senior Technicians to join the Forensic Bioanalytical team based at ESR’s Kenepuru Science Centre in Porirua.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Food Biochemistry

(Lincoln University)

The Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences is responsible for delivery of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology, the Bachelor of Science (Food Science) and teaching for other related courses. Staff are actively involved in teaching, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and involved in a wide range of research projects. We invite applications for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Food Biochemistry. This is a permanent, fulltime position.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Metal-Organic Frameworks

(Massey University)

We are looking for a synthetic chemist to take up a postdoctoral research fellowship in the group of Professor Shane Telfer. The position will focus on the catalytic applications of new metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

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Chair role for EPA


The EPA is looking for a Tumuaki – Chair who has skills in guiding decision making and understanding of complexity, working at the interface of regulation and governance, and at weaving together te ao Māori, science, tikanga and the law.

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Statutory Māori Advisory Committee Members


Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (Ngā Kaihautū) is established as a committee under the EPA Act to provide advice and assistance to the EPA so it can take into account Māori perspectives.

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