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Scientific Hires for Government Projects

Our client is a Government contract testing and research laboratory, leading Australia’s physical, chemical and biological measurement standards which are recognised internationally. Through a long-standing relationship we have provided key technical laboratory staff to the client since 2011.


Our client does not have an internal talent acquisition team and struggles to dedicate internal resource to find personnel. They needed to hire contractors with extensive analytical instrumentation experience in a senior capacity – positions which are typically offered on a permanent basis, posing a potential barrier to candidate attraction.

The client needed the support of a scientific recruitment company with an in-depth understanding of the technical background associated with the roles.


Developed candidate networks: We have an established network of scientific personnel, giving us direct access to qualified candidates.

First hand industry experience: All our recruitment consultants have worked within a scientific capacity which delivers an unrivalled ability in matching talent with job roles for longevity and candidate retention. The consultant who leads this account has worked as a chemist and therefore understands the role from personal experience.

Extensive background checks: Our team organises comprehensive candidate screening, including competency assessments and reference checks.

Close partnership: When obtaining a hiring brief, we go on-site with the client to meet the hiring manager and immerse ourselves in the working environment and culture. We then revisit the site once the new hire has been placed, so we can see them in the job and ensure a smooth process.

Ongoing catch-ups: We stay in close contact with the client and contractors through regularly hosting morning tea sessions and having larger Easter and Christmas gatherings for the whole team.


We have been the leading supplier of scientific staff for this organisation for many years, providing key technical staff across all Laboratory Services and Analytical departments.

We now have over 25 contractors engaged with the client including:

  • Account Managers
  • Analysts
  • Chemists
  • Laboratory Service Officers
  • Lab Technicians
  • Procurement Officers
  • Technical Development Managers
  • Technical Development Officers