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Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Department of Health – Range of scientific roles

Do you want the chance to make a significant contribution to the health and safety of the Australian public? The TGA, which is part of the Commonwealth Department of Health, is currently recruiting to a range of scientific roles and is seeking people who are keen to be part of a dynamic organisation that has responsibility for the quality and safety of therapeutic products used by Australians.

We seek

  • Pharmacists
  • Scientists (Scientific Evaluators) in a broad range of disciplines
  • Epidemiologists/Biostatisticians
  • Pharmacokineticist
  • Scientific support positions, including secretariat and case managers

We have roles at various classifications.

Some of the benefits of working for the TGA include:

  • 15.4% employer contribution to superannuation
  • Competitive working conditions

Mandatory Requirements:

  • To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made.
  • Mandatory Qualifications apply – refer to individual applicant kits for more information.
  • Candidates will also be required to satisfy an Australian Federal Police criminal history check and must complete a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).

See the application kits at for more information on positions and application closing dates.

Lead Toxicologist

  • Lead Biocompatibility Requirements
  • Global Medical Device manufacturer
  • Highly Attractive Salary, Sponsorship for overseas candidate

About the company

Our client is a global leader in the medical device industry. They specialize in the development of respiratory care devices and are head quartered in Australia. They are constantly developing new and innovative products with a view to improving the quality of life and reducing healthcare costs. They have an ever-expanding work force and are passionate about their people and their products.

About the opportunity

We are looking for an experienced toxicologist to lead the biocompatibility requirements of this global medical device company. You will have a deep technical understanding of biocompatibility and analytical chemistry. You will be accountable for toxicology outcomes across all products. You will have current insight into global regulatory requirements and the ability to develop strategic relationships. As a senior member of the engineering team you will be responsible for mentoring and encouraging other team members.


  • Provide toxicology services in support of product development and regulatory submissions
  • Oversee and manage device biocompatibility requirements and testing
  • Define and ensure materials selection for components for appropriate quality levels
  • Identify and evaluate technical alternatives
  • Resolve technical issues with the engineering disciplines
  • Ensure company biocompatibility processes are both correct and adhered to
  • Lead the discussions around toxicology and biocompatibility
  • Develop strategic relationships with regulatory bodies, external laboratories and suppliers

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience working in toxicology within devices, pharma or food industry
  • In depth knowledge of ISO 10993
  • Well informed in changes in biocompatibility and new areas of testing
  • FDA or EU regulation exposure would be highly rated
  • Understand extractable and leachable testing
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to wider business


Motivated, driven, passionate employees. With a strong work ethic they believe in the products they create.


Highly attractive remuneration on offer. Will offer sponsorship to overseas candidates. As part of the senior leadership team you will be instrumental in the strategic development and growth of the company. The company is based in the beautiful western suburbs of Sydney with excellent facilities and on-site parking.

How to Apply

Click apply or contact Joanna Murphy, Recruitment Consultant on 02 8877 8718 for a confidential discussion.

About us

Pharmaceutical & Medical Professionals, a Healthcare Professionals Group business. Recruiting all positions, at all levels, into biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutical and scientific companies. For more pharmaceutical or medical related job opportunities visit For other healthcare related job opportunities visit


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Joanna Murphy
Engineering > Research & Development Engineer
Date Posted:
3/11/2017 3:01:00 PM