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.
Graduate Research Laboratory Scientistposition
Fixed term : 12 months
Full-time position : 76 hours per fortnight
Classification code : Medical Scientist Grade 1-2 (RX1-RX2)
The Department of Infectious Diseases has a range of clinical and academic research interests that need support from an entry level laboratory scientist. This new graduate laboratory scientist position in the Department of Infectious Diseases will support a range of clinical and academic research interests across the multiple research and clinical projects. Supported by senior research scientists working in the department the position will be responsible for routine processing of microbial and human samples, as well as performing further microbiological, molecular, and immunological assays as required for various industry and investigator-initiated studies. The position will be frequently required to liaise with staff across multiple departments including the Department of Infectious Diseases and Alfred Hospital Diagnostic Microbiology laboratories, and Clinical Research Units.
The laboratory work will involve; all standard diagnostic microbiology methods including organism culturing, preparation of isolate stocks for long-term storage, and processing of human derived biological samples e.g., centrifugation, plasma aliquoting and storage, organism identification using MALDI-TOF, antimicrobial susceptibility testing using agar/broth dilution assays and high-throughput Vitek AST, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, restriction-endonuclease digestion, preparation of genomic libraries for sequencing, and PBMC isolation. The position will be expected to assist with other duties required for the general laboratory operations, including maintaining an inventory of laboratory consumables, preparation of reagents and maintenance of an isolate biobank.
Science or Biomedical Science Degree with microbiology laboratory experience
High level of computer literacy, specifically proficiency using Microsoft Office applications and the capability to learn to navigate instrument specific software
Experience in microbial culture techniques, including the preparation of culturing reagents, identification and long-term storage of isolates
Knowledge of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, Good Clinical Practice and Guidelines governing clinical research
Discounted car parking
If you have any enquiries regarding the role, please contact Jessica Wisniewski on 0402 299 491
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.