Careers at NICNAS

Last update 17 August 2017

NICNAS offers career opportunities across of range of scientific and regulatory disciplines.

Our staff members are involved in interesting challenges that have important implications for human health and the environment.

We have a diverse mix of scientists, administrative, regulatory/strategy, compliance and communications staff who are all integral to NICNAS achieving its mission of protecting workers, the public and the environment from the risk of industrial chemicals.

Scientific careers

NICNAS recruits skilled regulatory science professionals. Our scientists are leaders in the fields of:

  • toxicology
  • chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • biological and environmental sciences
  • epidemiology
  • chemical engineering.

Why work at NICNAS

Working at NICNAS offers the chance to be surrounded by motivated and passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds, who are all seeking to make a difference.

Responsibilities are divided among 5 programs.

Learn more about our organisation and programs

There is a supportive and inclusive team culture and permanent staff can also benefit from:

  • a culture of ongoing scientific excellence
  • a collaborative environment both within NICNAS and through our association with various regulatory networks
  • opportunities to present your work to the wider scientific community
  • a robust professional development and learning program, including mentoring opportunities
  • a central CBD location that is close to public transport.

Job vacancies

All job opportunities for all fields of work at NICNAS are listed on the Department of Health’s website where you can also find out about our core values and staff benefits.

View current job vacancies

Are you a student?

Year in Industry Program

NICNAS participates in the Sydney University School of Chemistry program. Short listed second year undergraduate students are given the opportunity to work at NICNAS (and other participating employers) for 12 months. Students are interviewed prior to any offer.

Working with us gives students the opportunity to learn in a chemical-related workplace and gain insight into regulatory science as a career. Some of our students have gone on to permanent careers with us.

We provide our students an opportunity to participate in a hands on way to gain experience across our different program areas.

To support your learning experience, you will be given opportunities to:

  • undertake regulatory risk assessments
  • take responsibility for specialised projects
  • participate in seminar programs
  • be mentored
  • undertake formal training courses (e.g. toxicology training or writing workshops).