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Scientist (Grade One), Microbiology

LocationThe Alfred
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69284
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
  • Alfred Hospital, Microbiology Department
  • Salary packaging and novated leasing available via Maxxia
  • Professional development opportunities

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.


  • Full Time (80 hours per fortnight)
  • Fixed term (until November 2025)
  • Grade 1 Scientist Classification
  • 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.

The Role

Alfred Health’s Microbiology Department has a temporary full-time position 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 evenings, weekends and overnight.

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 (or equivalent) 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


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

Application close: 11pm Friday, 17th 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 compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


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