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.

Two PhD Scholarships

(The University of Canterbury)

The University of Canterbury in collaboration with CSIRO Australia are offering two PhD scholarships in the area of electrochemistry, optically transparent electrodes, and perovskite solar cell technology and engineering.

Advertisement received 18 December 2019.

Hazardous Substances and New Organisms committee members


The HSNO Committee considers applications for hazardous substances, and to introduce new organisms into New Zealand. We are looking for applicants who have in-depth experience in several scientific fields including, but not limited to: Hazardous substances and chemistry, Molecular biology, Genetics, Biomedical science, Population modelling and more.

Advertisement received 28 November 2019.

PhD Scholarship

(Ferrier Institute, Victoria University of Wellington)

A PhD scholarship is available for a cross-disciplinary project involving elements of synthetic organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry.

Advertisement received 20 November 2019.

Laboratory Technician

(SeaDragon Marine Oils)

Great opportunity for a recent graduate who is looking to progress their career in science and manufacturing industry.

Advertisement received 19 November 2019.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry x3

(Victoria University of Wellington)

We are looking to recruit three PhD Graduates. The positions will be a two-year fixed term postdoctoral role to carry out the synthetic and analytical chemistry required for government and commercially funded drug discovery and development projects.

Advertisement received 25 October 2019.

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer – Chemical Sciences x 2

(The University of Auckland)

The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand invites applications for two Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer positions in chemistry as part of a larger strategic growth initiative.

Advertisement received 1 October 2019.

Professional Teaching Fellow – Chemical Science

(The University of Auckland)

The successful candidate will have particular responsibility for the Tuākana programme, which provides learning support for Māori and Pasifika students.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for the coordination and contribute to the delivery of two first-year courses in the area of physical and/or inorganic chemistry in Chemical Sciences.

Advertisement received 31 July 2019.

Senior Tutor – Chemistry

(Victoria University of Wellington)

We seek an experienced tertiary chemistry educator to contribute to the support, development and growth of our undergraduate chemistry laboratory programme.

Advertisement received 5 July 2019.

Industrial PhD Scholarship: The Biocide Toolbox

(The University of Auckland)
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for industrial PhD Scholarship from highly motivated PhD candidate with a high-level BSc(Honours) or Masters qualification with pharmaceutical science or chemistry background and an interest in formulation of natural biocides, physical characterisation and antimicrobial testing.
Advertisement received 14 June 2019.

Organic Chemist x 2

  • We are looking for two outstanding scientists who possess great investigative minds
  • Work in a team environment to achieve the advancement of sustainable development
  • Full time permanent role at Scion’s Rotorua campus

Advertisement received 28 May 2019.

Faculty Positions, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

(Victoria University of Wellington)

The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences is looking to appoint THREE fulltime, permanent positions in inorganic and physical chemistry. Applications are welcome from individuals who have specialist knowledge and experience in any recognized branch of inorganic or physical chemistry including (but not restricted to) computational chemistry, electron microscopy, synthetic (coordination / organometallic) chemistry, spectroscopy, materials / nanoscience and bioinorganic chemistry.

Advertisement received 25 March 2019.


  • Are you a motivated, hard-working individual with good perseverance who is interested in being a part of a world leading biorefinery programme?
  • Do you have basic handling and laboratory skills that you’re eager to put to good use?
  • We need you to assist us with a variety of tasks including processing, extrusion and handling of biomass in our world-leading facilities
  • This is a full-time permanent position within the Scion Biopolymer and Chemicals team

Advertisement received 12 March 2019.

Chemistry Technician

  • Are you an enthusiastic, hands-on chemist with an affinity for modern instrumentation?
  • We need you, to help with the production of biobased products
  • This is a full-time permanent position with the Scion Biopolymers and Chemicals team

Advertisement received 12 March 2019.

PhD Scholarship Synthetic Chemistry

(Ferrier Research Institute | Victoria University of Wellington)

A PhD scholarship is available for an international or New Zealand candidate to work on the design and synthesis of molecules to treat neurological diseases.

Advertisement received 4 February 2019.

Synthesis of Carbon-rich Molecular Materials

(University of Otago & MacDiarmid Institute)

PhD & MSc Scholarships available within the Lucas research group.

Advertisement received 5 December 2018.