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Haematology Scientist (Grade 1-2)

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68773
Category: 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.


  • Permanent Ongoing Role
  • Full Time at at 80 hours per f/n 24/7 roster (w/ flexible monthly ADO's)
  • Scientist, Grade 1-2 
  • Location: Alfred Hospital 
  • Great Staff Benefits!


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 Pathology), each headed by a Unit Head. APS has the core laboratory at The Alfred as well as a small local laboratory at Sandringham hospital. We are also in collaboration with Northern Hospital as of early 2019 providing support and some specialty testing.

Position Summary 
Grade 1 and 2 Scientists rotate through various sections of the laboratory and may need to rotate into the Sandringham laboratory if and when required. They are responsible for the processing of routine specimens according to established laboratory procedures and issuing of results relevant to these specimens. Their goal is to work as part of a team to achieve high quality work and produce accurate and timely reports.

In addition, Grade 1 and 2 Scientists may be responsible for the evaluation and accession of specimens and for day to day equipment maintenance, preparation of reagents, and stocktaking if required.

Experience and Qualifications Required 


  • Formal Education: Bachelor Degree of Applied Science or equivalent.
  • Sound knowledge of laboratory haematology and its practical applications
  • Sound knowledge of clinical haematology and its practical applications
  • Sound knowledge of transfusion science and its practical applications
  • Sound knowledge of recent advances in clinical haematology 


  • Competence in interpreting haematological results and blood film examination
  • Competence in Flow Cytometry MRD and CAR-T processing
  • Competence in Immunology testing
  • Committed to the Mission and Values of Alfred Health.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good time management skills

Staff Benefits

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite child care services, payroll deductible expense
  • Onsite staff gym, a payroll deductible expense
  • Modern onsite library faculties, exclusive to Alfred Health staff
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance 

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Jocelyn Shackles 9076 3082 or Steven Schischka 9076 3266 

Applications close at 11 pm Wednesday, 10th April 2024



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.    

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

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