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Laboratory Assistant

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 3 hours ago
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  • Job no: 61328
  • Category: Administration, Administration & Office Support

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 - 12 months with opportunity to renew
  • Full Time - 76 hrs per f/n
  • Classification: Administrator Grade 1
  • Location: The Alfred
  • Great staff benefits


Department: Myeloma Research Group (MRG)

MRG within the Division of Blood Cancers, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases is a combined translational and clinical research team focusing on the identification and characterisation of novel therapeutic agents, for multiple myeloma (MM). We also attempt to develop strategies to overcome drug resistance mechanisms and initiate development and implementation of correlative laboratory studies undertaken in parallel with institutional and multicentre clinical trials. MRG maintains close links with the Clinical Trial Unit which conducts a large number of clinical trials for diverse blood cancers and runs Investigator-initiated studies as well as sponsored trials.

Position Summary

This position works under a general supervisor and will involve the processing of patient blood and human bone marrow biopsy samples and assisting with the general maintenance of the laboratory which includes preparation of commonly  used solutions or buffers in the laboratory plus performing a range of biological research related activities whilst aiding academic staff, technical assistants and students. The Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for setting up equipment and responsible for a wide range of administrative support functions in the laboratory such as maintenance of information systems, databases, lab supplies, and departmental equipment.

Qualifications/Experience Required


  • Previous laboratory experience essential
  • Computer capable – Familiar with Excel


  • Science qualification
  • Trials experience
  • Hospital experience

Staff Benefits

  • Salary packaging and novated leasing are available
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Onsite gym and childcare services


For all enquiries, please contact Research Manager, Tiffany Khong on (03) 9276 3572

Applications close 11pm Wednesday, 28th September 2022

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.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine and must provide evidence of their vaccination status. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    


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