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Laboratory Assistant

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions2 Positions
  • Job no: 66077
  • Category: Research, Other Research

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 Appointment - 12 Months
  • Full Time - 76 Hours (1.0 EFT)
  • Classification: Managers and Administrative Worker Grade 1 (HS1)
  • Myeloma Research Group

The 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 multi-centre 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.

The Role

This position works under a general supervisor and will involve 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/Skills Required


  • Previous laboratory experience essential
  • Science qualification desirable
  • Computer capable – Familiar with Excel


  • Science qualification
  • Trials experience
  • Hospital experience

Staff Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Discounted onsite parking
  • Onsite staff gym
  • Onsite childcare centre
  • Close to public transport and shops

Enquiries to: Tee Fern Khong, Research Manager, email: [email protected]

Applications close: 11pm Thursday, 21st September 2023

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.