Science Graduate Jobs and Programs in Melbourne
Major city: Melbourne
High demand for: medical science,materials science, earth science, chemical science
Best Science Schools: University of Melbourne, Monash University
The nation’s second largest state, Victoria employs vast numbers of science graduates across multiple sectors, from research and education to public policy and commerce. Melbourne leads the way for medical research, employing over 34% of the Australia’s medical laboratory researchers. Victoria’s strong manufacturing and farming history also means that there will be a high demand for earth scientists, environmental scientists and chemical/materials scientists.
Melbourne is home to two of Australia’s very best universities – University of Melbourne (Australia’s premier university) and Monash University. Some of their specialisations are globally recognised - according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings per Subject Monash University ranks 8th in the world for pharmacy/pharmacology and 38th in the world for medical science; while the University of Melbourne ranks 23d in the world for life sciences and medicine, 26th in the world for chemistry and 34th in the world for physics.
Please refer to our Graduate Science Jobs Guide for information on the science industry for the whole of Australia.