Chemistry Graduate Jobs

Chemistry is the largest scientific discipline in Australia and many universities have dedicated chemistry departments. 

Types of graduate jobs/roles include:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Process Engineer
  • Clinical Biochemist 
  • Forensic Scientist 
  • Chemical Development Engineer
  • Science Writer
  • Toxicologist 
  • Patent Agent
  • Teaching at a secondary school or university 
  • Environmental Consultant 

Most chemistry graduates are employed in the private sector, while 24% are employed through government agencies and 25% by universities or schools. 

Competitiveness

Over 61% of chemistry graduates find full-time employment after graduation in the chemistry field, with a further 7% finding full-time employment in education fields. The most frequently reported positions are in design, engineering, science, transport, ICT, and specialist management. 

The chemistry sector will form an important part of our country’s future as technological changes increase the importance of chemical research and development in areas such as solar, electric vehicles and water desalination. As a result, chemistry graduates are seeing their career opportunities increase. Currently, Australia’s chemicals industry employs over 60,000 people and accounts for 10% of the country’s total manufacturing activity. It contributes more than $11 billion per year to GDP and is vital to major Australian industries.

The biggest graduate employers include:

  • CSIRO 
  • Dairy Innovation Australia
  • Dulux
  • Delta Laboratories
  • Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
  • Orica
  • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Novartis 
  • Australian Laboratory Services 

Average graduate salaries

The median starting salary for chemistry graduates is $45,000-$50,000; however, the median annual salary for chemistry at all stages of career is over $80,000.

How to find work and apply

Many of the major chemistry employers in Australia offer graduate programs, which have varying closing dates throughout the year. A lot of these programs offer relocation assistance to graduates as programs may be offered in regional centres rather than capital cities. Register for job alerts with GradAustralia [https://gradaustralia.com.au/user/register] to keep up-to-date with upcoming graduate job opportunities.

Find the best Chemistry Graduate Jobs

SAS technology allow its customers to achieve results in a wide range of diverse industries.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
The role will be based in the SAS Australia Head office in Lane Cove. Training will be conducted in the Global Head office in North Carolina, USA.

The SAS Graduate Program runs for a 12 month period across the calendar year. You will start by completing SAS boot camp training whilst also familiarising yourself with SAS as a company and learning various business skills.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
The Graduate Program hires Grads into both the Melbourne office (CBD) and the Sydney office (Lane Cove).
Closing
31 July 2017

We're looking for fresh-thinking, high-performing graduates with a strong desire to shape Australia's communications and creative industries landscapes.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Starting salary from $60,182 per annum
Location
Canberra
Closing
28 May 2017

Exciting opportunities for graduates of all disciplines engaging with education policy and supporting schools from our central and regional offices. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.

A wide range of opportunities are available to contribute to the management of schools and to support student learning and engagement.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
various locations throughout Western Australia

IGO is a leading Australian diversified mining company, listed on the ASX, that produces gold, nickel, copper, zinc and silver.

Location
South Perth, Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
Closing
1 May 2017

The Australian Army is a versatile and modern team that helps protect our country, our interests and our people both here and overseas. Our core values are built upon courage, initiative, respect and teamwork.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Australia

At Ericsson, what YOU bring as an employee shapes our success.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne and Sydney
Closing
21 May 2017

Are you ready for an empowering and inspiring opportunity? Apply now for Flight Centre's Retail Leadership Graduate Program to get your career on the right path for take-off.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Retainer plus uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

The Treasury Graduate Program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join Australia's leading economic policy adviser.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,259
Location
Canberra
Closing
1 May 2017

Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of Australia? PM&C offers exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government with career development opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Roles are primarily located in Canberra however opportunities may also be available in our Regional Network.
Closing
1 May 2017

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Sales Graduate, or experienced Sales Representative to join our team of energised employees working within a dynamic and friendly environment.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45,000
Location
Brisbane, Queensland

Want to spend your first 5 weeks training in India?

Want $2,000 a year to spend on furthering your technical skills?

Want to change the world through software and consulting?

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney

Want to spend your first 5 weeks training in India?

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Brisbane

Want to spend your first 5 weeks training in India?

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney

Graduating this year? Already graduated? We want you!!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$57,733
Location
Canberra
Closing
30 April 2017

This role is suited to a new business hunter who is able to instantly build rapport with senior level executives across a wide variety of market sectors.

What you'll do:

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45000 + super + commission
Location
Sydney CBD

At Criterion Conferences , we do our own independent research to produce quality and relevant conferences and workshops across a variety of industry within Australia.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
55,000++
Location
Sydney CBD

About Allegis Group

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, CBD & Sydney, Baulkham Hills