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Senior Scientist

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69289
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Medical Technologists

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.

  • Ongoing
  • Full Time (80 hours per fortnight)
  • Medical Scientist Grade 3 Year 1 (RY9)
  • Clinical Biochemistry, Alfred Pathology Service
  • 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), each headed by a Unit Head. APS has the core laboratory at The Alfred as well as a small local laboratory at Sandringham hospital. APS has several collection centres and is responsible for specimen collection of about 50% of its samples. A dedicated computing group supports the computing needs of APS. The services of APS include routine and esoteric laboratory testing with complete specialist support for test interpretation. 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 and AIDS related diagnostic services and support of bone marrow transplantation services. The various APS units are affiliated with Monash University and most Consultants hold honorary or substantial teaching appointments. APS is actively involved in educational and professional development training programs for under-graduate and post-graduate students, medical students and registrars. Units are also involved in and support a wide range of research activity in association with hospital clinical units, Baker IDI, Burnet Institute, Monash University and other groups. APS actively supports ongoing professional development and research within areas of diagnostic interest.

The Role

An opportunity is available for a senior position in the Clinical Biochemistry unit of Alfred Pathology Service. The Scientist in this position is responsible for the day-to-day organisation of a section of the Clinical Biochemistry Unit. The senior scientists rotate through all of the sections in the unit over time. The unit receives many referrals for some of the complex work done in drug identification and toxicology, tandem mass spectrometry, protein identification and specialist immunoassays. Training will be provided, as well as collaboration with other seniors and there is great support for professional development.

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science essential
  • 5 years experience in a diagnostic biochemistry laboratory desirable

Staff Benefits

  • Access to salary packaging and novated leasing
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance

For more detail on the role, please download the position description.

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Marion Black on 9706 3080.

Applications close 11pm AEST, Wednesday 22nd May 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.

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.