Career Opportunites with The State Laboratory


About Us



The State Laboratory is a scheduled office under the aegis of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, which provides a chemical analytical and advisory service to clients across a range of Government Departments and Offices. The results of its analytical testing are primarily used to:



  • Ensure Ireland’s food and feed meet EU standards and are thus suitable for export and consumption;

  • Support the Revenue in tax collection, particularly in collection of excise duties in the alcohol and motor fuel areas;

  • Support Coroners in investigation of unexplained deaths.

Why Work with Us?

  • The State Laboratory is part of the Irish Civil Service and new employees are members of the Single Pension scheme

  • Family friendly working environment: flexible working hours, on-site crèche (fee), work-life balance schemes available including maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave, shorter working year

  • Large modern campus with on-site restaurant and crèche (subject to availability and fees), walks and car parking facilities

  • Convenient to M4, M50 and N7 roadways and good connectivity to Dublin City Centre and the regions through Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services

This is an exciting time for you to join the Central Bank of Ireland as not only will you be part of embedding new directives, but you will also will commence working with us at a time of changing landscape within the Financial Services sector in Europe, including getting a view of the impact of Brexit. 


Current Vacancies

Chemist Grade III

The State Laboratory is seeking applications for the position of Chemist Grade III. The essence of the role is to supervise and carry out qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses of a routine and non-routine nature in support of legislation and Government regulatory programmes, and to assist their Senior Chemist/Chemist II in the management of their Section.

Location: Celbridge, Co. Kildare       

Closing Date:  4pm,  Monday 29th of November 2021

How to Apply:

1. Download the Job Information Booklet below:

Job Information Booklet (Download)


2. Download the Application form below:

Application Form (Download)


3. To apply, candidates must upload fully completed Application Form to the link below:

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