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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10765952
IP Australia Closing date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Job Title: Chemical Compounds and Peptide Chemistry– Patent Examiner
Division: IP Rights
Branch: Patents, Chemical and Plant Breeder’s Rights and Electrical Group
Section: Chemical Compounds and Peptide Chemistry
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $76,583 - $107,217
Location: Woden - ACT; Melbourne - VIC
Classification: Examiner of Patents
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Several Positions

Job Description


IP Australia is an Australian Government Agency that’s a little bit different. We work with Australians to help them secure Patents and Trade Marks on their inventions and designs – their Intellectual Property. We have a strong sense of purpose, ensuring Australians benefit from great ideas.

As an employer we offer real work/life balance, flexible working arrangements, a warm and engaging culture and ongoing development. Ensuring our people have the capability to work with leading edge inventions means you will always maintain currency of skill – and you will see Australian innovation at work, right before your eyes.

Our Patents team has a number of positions available for suitably qualified scientists and researchers with expertise in chemistry, preferably with experience in pharmaceuticals and/or peptide chemistry, to be trained as Patent Examiners.

To be successful you must love your field of expertise, be passionate about innovation and have excellent logic and reasoning skills. Strong communication skills, an insatiable curiosity and a mind that loves to question are all critical traits for an examiner.


You will need to hold a recognised degree in one of the detailed disciplines or similar fields.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for this role.

These roles are open to Australian Citizens.



IP Australia will be closed for Christmas shutdown from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020, reopening Thursday 2 January 2020.

Online testing and interviews for this role will be conducted in February 2020 with an anticipated start date of Monday 27 April 2020.

About IP Australia 

Hearing and speech impaired applicants may utilise the National Relay Service on 133677 (TTY) or 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen) to speak with the contact officer for the position. Applications will be acknowledged on receipt via the online recruitment system. Applicants not shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process will also be notified via email through the online recruitment system. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase in the selection process directly. To those applicants who are not shortlisted, we extend our thanks for considering IP Australia as a potential employer. The selection process may be based solely on application and referee reports. Interviews may not be conducted.
Only direct applications from individuals will be accepted.
Applicants should note that all job documentation can now be obtained by visiting our home page
All applications should be lodged on-line through IP Australia's website:
IP Australia supports the principles and practices of workplace equity and diversity. Selection for all vacancies is made on the basis of merit.
IP Australia has a No Smoking Policy. The Policy requires that no employee will be permitted to smoke within (15) metres of any part of IP Australia premises at any time, including official meal breaks, while representing IP Australia and travelling on official duty.

To Apply

Position Contact: Alanna Hurne, (02) 6222 3657
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS49-Fri - 29 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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