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

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,406
Location
Canberra
Closing
29 March 2017

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

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$50-55k plus super
Location
Albany or Esperance, Western Australia
Closing
31 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60k plus super
Location
Brisbane, Queensland
Closing
31 March 2017

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

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Ermington
Closing
7 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Abbotsford
Closing
7 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Level 3 PSGOGA
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.
Closing
25 July 2017

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

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

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Positions are available in Sydney and Melbourne.
Closing
6 April 2017
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  • Full Time
  • Hobart based
Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

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

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$59,104 - $67,667 (plus 15.4% superannuation)
Closing
2 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Auckland, Christchurch
Closing
26 March 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,650 - $72,170
Location
Canberra & Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne and Sydney

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
6 April 2017

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