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Medical Scientist - Grade 2

  • Location Alfred Health
  • Work Type Part Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions 1 Position
  • Applications Close At Closes in 5 days
    Published on 1 Dec 2019
  • Job no: 24100
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Fixed Term (Long Service Leave Replacement - 19th February 2020 – 19th June 2020)
  • Part Time (48 hours per fortnight)
  • Potential ongoing
  • Medical Scientist - Grade 2 – Human Molecular Pathology
  • Alfred Hospital

The Department

Alfred Pathology Service (APS) provides a comprehensive range of pathology testing, consultation services and collection services to clinicians and patients of Alfred Health. The Service has 5 units (Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology and Human Molecular), each headed by a Unit Head. APS has the core laboratory at The Alfred as well as a small local laboratory at Sandringham hospital. APS has several collection centres and is responsible for specimen collection of about 50% of its samples. A dedicated computing group supports the computing needs of APS. The services of APS include routine and esoteric laboratory testing with complete specialist support for test interpretation. Due to the nature of the associated hospitals’ activities, there is emphasis on the support of trauma and emergency services, the support of organ transplantation - especially heart and lung, the support of HIV and AIDS related diagnostic services and support of bone marrow transplantation services. The various APS units are affiliated with Monash University and most Consultants hold honorary or substantial teaching appointments. APS is actively involved in educational and professional development training programs for under-graduate and post-graduate students, medical students and registrars. Units are also involved in and support a wide range of research activity in association with hospital clinical units, Baker IDI, Burnet Institute, Monash University and other groups. APS actively supports ongoing professional development and research within areas of diagnostic interest.

The Role

Do you want to be part of a team that makes a real difference to patient outcomes? The Human Molecular Pathology unit at Alfred Pathology are looking for an experienced scientist to provide diagnostic services with a particular focus on the area of molecular haematology and oncology. The scope of the role includes performance of all pathology tests provided by the Unit, staff training, evaluation and development of new tests, equipment maintenance troubleshooting and quality assurance.

For the right applicant, this role may be extended after the initial four month long service leave replacement period.


  • Extensive experience in Molecular Biology techniques
  • Experience working in a NATA accredited clinical laboratory
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to function well in a team environment.


  • Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance

Applications close at 11pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019.

All enquiries to Adam Ivey on 90762383.

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closes in 5 days - 17 Dec 2019
  • Published on 01 Dec 2019, 11:15 PM