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Scientist, Microbiology

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions3 Positions
Job no: 67715
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
  • 3 x Permanent vacancies available
  • Full Time (80 hours per fortnight) with flexible monthly ADO's
  • Great staff benefits!

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.

  • 3 x Permanent vacancies available
  • Full Time (80 hours per fortnight) with flexible monthly ADO's
  • Grade 1 Scientist position (RX1-RX7)
  • Alfred Hospital, Microbiology Department


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 Microbiology unit provides diagnostic services for a range of infectious diseases. 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 related diagnostic services and support of bone marrow transplantation services.

You will be joining Alfred Health at an exciting time as we work in partnership with Monash Health to be the premier shared public pathology service in Victoria. As a member of the pathology team you will be helping shape the direction of the partnership.

The Role

Alfred Health’s Microbiology Department has 3 permanent full-time positions for a qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist. Based at The Alfred hospital, your role will be to perform microbiology testing according to documented laboratory protocols within acceptable time frames. You would be required to participate in all shift rosters, including overnight, evenings, weekends and on-call. If desired, this role could entail permanent night shift.

To be successful for this role you will need to have experience performing diagnostic Microbiology tests, have excellent attention to detail, good communication skills and ability to function well in a team environment.


  • BSc or BAppSc with a major in Microbiology - note: evidence of assessment by the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists is required for overseas qualifications. 
  • Experience in the performance of diagnostic Microbiology testing, including specimen set-up, culture reading and interpretation.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to function well in a team environment
  • Ability to organise own work to ensure time frames are met


  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services


Applications close: 11pm Monday 19th February 2024

All enquiries to Amanda Dennison, Principal Scientist Microbiology on 9076 3388.

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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 


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