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 industrial PhD Scholarships: The Biocide Toolbox

(The University of Auckland)

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for two industrial PhD Scholarships from highly motivated PhD candidates with a high-level BSc(Honours) or Masters qualification with materials science background and an interest in chemical synthesis and/or coatings materials, physical characterisation and antimicrobial testing.

Advertisement received 17 April 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.

LC-MS Applications Specialist

(Nelson, CS Executive Group)

An independent research organisation seeks a highly experienced individual to join its Analytical Services Group (ASG). Within this not-for-profit organisation, an analytical chemist/biochemist with extensive LC-MS experience is needed to provide applications support to research groups focused on marine and freshwater projects—extending to aquaculture activities conducted in both environments.

Advertisement received 30 January 2019.