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Welcome to the website of the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). We started on 1 July 2020. Read about us.

Work with us - careers

We have roles across a range of scientific and regulatory disciplines.

Why work at AICIS?

We are part of the Australian Government’s Department of Health and work closely with a range of stakeholders — including other government departments in Australia, overseas regulatory bodies, chemical industry bodies and community groups.

Our diverse mix of scientists and administrative, regulatory strategy, compliance and communications staff work together to achieve our mission to help protect Australians and our environment from the risks associated with industrial chemical importation and manufacture (introduction), as well as providing information to promote the safe use of chemicals.

Our staff benefit from:

  • a culture of ongoing scientific excellence and collaboration
  • opportunities to present your work to the wider scientific community
  • a robust professional development and learning program
  • flexible working conditions, competitive salaries and other benefits
  • a central CBD location that is close to public transport

Scientific careers at AICIS

We employ skilled regulatory science professionals who review current scientific knowledge and make evidence-based decisions about the introduction of industrial chemicals into Australia. Our staff include scientists with a background in:

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

Job vacancies

All job opportunities for are listed on the Department of Health’s website.

Our Year in Industry program for university students

We participate in the ‘Year in Industry’ program in partnership with the University of Sydney’s School of Chemistry. This elective program allows undergraduate students to do their third year of study working full-time with us.

Over the course of 12 months, our students gain experience and are mentored by regulatory scientists. There are 1-3 placements available per year and students are interviewed prior to any offer. At the end of the program, participating students return to university to complete their course.

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

  • complete regulatory chemical risk assessments
  • take part in specialised projects
  • participate in seminar programs and formal training courses, such as toxicology training and writing workshops
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