• 29-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (NZST)
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • Full Time

This is a rare opportunity to work in a highly advanced state-of-the-art laboratory that is well-equipped with the latest and greatest laboratory machines and equipment. You will lead and be responsible for a team of highly talented and capable analytical chemists working with a world-first technology. We offer a friendly and supportive environment with on-the-job training from a team of national and international experts. Apart from the opportunity to work at the forefront of scientific innovation, staff benefits also include competitive remuneration, fun social events, free onsite gym access, great company culture, modern facilities, and free onsite staff parking with EV charging.

Global industry extracts trillions of litres of water each day with very little ability to recycle and reuse this water. Aquafortus is an innovative technology company poised to disrupt the industry and is at the forefront of research, development, and deployment of high-recovery industrial water remediation technologies. The team at Aquafortus works with the biggest names in the global industry.

We are currently looking for an Analytical Chemist Team leader to join our management team. You will be responsible for all analytical instruments within the laboratory for the purpose of advancing the company's technological and commercial success. You will not only be managing a team of highly talented chemists, you will also be working alongside the Research and Development Chemists to develop new methods for the analytical instruments to aid research experiments as well as for the quantification of any new chemical developments.

This is a full-time lab-based role accountable for ensuring quality control within the laboratory, method development & improvement, maintenance of laboratory equipment, instrument procurement, instrument troubleshooting, and instrument knowledge transfer. The Analytical Chemistry Team Leader reports to the Chief Technical Officer and the other executives.


  • Masters or PhD in Analytical Chemistry with 5+ years' experience as an Analytical Chemist.
  • Experience in successfully leading teams of more than 3 team members in a relevant or closely related field.
  • Experience in method development for analytical instruments and the ability to write protocols and methods for teammates to follow.
  • Ability to follow chemistry methods.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Team player with a positive attitude that can put the team ahead of self-interest.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Competent in Microsoft office suite.
  • Good time management and organisation skills.
  • High level of professionalism, including when interacting with staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English for the preparation and presentation of reports.

If this sounds like you, please apply with a detailed cover letter telling us why you are suitable for the role.

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