Grade 4 Scientist

Job posted: 16/11/2020
Applications close: 30/11/2020 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 54771

Reference: 54771

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Full Time, 24 months fixed term opportunity- 80 hours p/f (including ADO)

  • Senior scientist  (Grade 4) role to lead the Molecular Microbiology department

  • Based in Microbiology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital – City Campus

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Grade 4 Scientist to join our Microbiology team in a senior scientific role with responsibility for leading day-to-day operation of the Molecular Microbiology laboratory.


Your opportunity:

  • Supervisory and management experience including demonstrated leadership skills, ability to work independently, process driven, ability to work to deadlines and achieve both team and individual goals.

  • Advanced experience in quality systems management, laboratory services and analytical methods.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ensuring staff availability to maintain continuous laboratory service and if necessary participating in laboratory work.

  • Ensuring staff are adequately trained and competency is maintained.

  • In depth experience in molecular microbiology including developing and establishing diagnostic molecular tests and services.

  • Participating in research activities and supervising staff involved in research activities. The research activities can include, but not limited to, laboratory quality improvement projects, student research projects, and other collaborative scientific projects.

  • Ability to take accountability for all reasonable care to provide a safe working environment within the area of responsibility and ensure compliance with O,H&S Act, anti-discrimination, equal opportunity & other legislative requirements.

  • Participation in a regular roster, which include some weekends, evening or public holiday shifts

  • Ability to lead in a dynamic and constantly evolving department, flexibility and ability to adapt to change would be highly regarded

  • Experience in change management processes

Desirable experience:

  • Strong track record of implementing new technology

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.

About You:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent with appropriate specialisation in diagnostic microbiology.

  • At least 10 years experience in a microbiology laboratory environment with specialist experience and training in molecular microbiology.

  • Recognised scientific training and competence relevant to the position including appropriate knowledge and experience in quality systems, laboratory services and analytical methods.

  • Demonstrated commitment to workplace Occupational, Health and Safety.

  • Eligible working rights for Australia and New Zealand.


Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.  

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.


The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

We build teams that embrace our values – People first, Lead with kindness and Excellence together.


Grade 4 Scientist

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Professor Deb Williamson - 93428000
Rebecca Forrester - 93428000

Grade 4 Scientist