Chemistry and the manipulation of chemicals is one of the most useful areas of knowledge humans have ever developed, providing everything from fuels to medicine. It is central to the design and manufacture of pharmaceuticals and, more than ever, advanced drugs and drug delivery systems require a detailed knowledge of chemistry.

Our graduates have countless career pathways available to them, and are actively recruited in to areas such as industry, government, the private sector, research laboratories, academia and teaching.

ANU graduates current jobs

  • Patent Officer, Davies Collison Cave legal firm
  • Evaluator, Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
  • Research Scientist, Institute of Drug Technology (IDT) Australia Ltd
  • Art Gallery of WA – Conservation
  • Johnson & Johnson, Medicinal Chemistry, Belgium
  • Institute for Molecules and Materials, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Institute for Tropical Diseases, Liverpool, England
  • Lecturer, University of Botswana
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, ACT
  • Science Project Officer, Victorian Government

Fields of study

  • Medicinal / pharmaceutical
  • Environmental
  • Forensics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymers
  • Biochemistry
  • Materials
  • Crystallography
  • Laser and optical spectroscopy
  • Synthesis
  • Proteins
  • Macromolecules
  • Disordered materials
  • Magnetic resonance and photophysics
  • Dynamics and chemical physics
  • Liquid state and statistical mechanics
  • Free radicals

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