Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 3 or Grade 4

Job posted: 28/07/2022
Applications close: 28/08/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Research, Medical

Reference: 64579

Reference: 64579

Occupation: Research, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Medical Laboratory Scientist - Grade 3 or Grade 4 (depending on experience)

  • Full Time Ongoing position

  • Be part of a World Class Research Institute contributing to Public Health outcomes

  • Monthly ADOs and Salary Packaging options

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza is one of the 5 WHO (World Health Organisation) designated Centres that is involved in human influenza virus analysis and vaccine recommendations, as well as having interests in other respiratory viruses (such as RSV and SARS-CoV-2) and has operated since 1992.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individual to lead the bioinformatics group at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (WHOCCRRI), VIDRL. This is a Full Time ongoing position, working 80 hours per fortnight, based at The Doherty Institute in Parkville, Melbourne.

Your new role:

  • Supervise and lead a small bioinformatics group, overseeing the operation, development and troubleshooting of existing sequence pipelines for NGS data analysis, as well as developing new pipelines for NGS data analysis when required.

  • Assist in preparation/oversee analysis for weekly internal reports and biannual WHO meetings or virtual meetings as required.

  • Perform/oversee the prompt submission of sequence data generated at the Centre to databases such as GISAID/NCBI.

  • Provide training in bioinformatics skills to other members at the Centre, post-graduate students and international scientists.

About you:

  • You hold University BSc and a PhD specialising in either genetics/microbiology/immunology/virology (or a similar discipline), and have a minimum of 4 years (Grade 3) or 8 years (Grade 4) of relevant experience.

  • You have proven experience with NGS data processing and are able to fully utilise web-based bioinformatics sites and other resources e.g. NCBI, GISAID, ViPR (BV-BRC).

  • You are skilled in phylogenetic analysis and interpretation and have proven experience analysis large sequencing datasets.

  • You have good knowledge of the fundamentals of molecular virology.

Benefit of working with The Royal Melbourne Hospital:

  • A values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement, including training and research opportunities, and access to mentorship and leadership programs.

  • Melbourne City location – close to public transport and the CBD, onside car parking options available.

  • Monthly ADOs and Salary Packaging options available.

  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing programs including onsite staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program – run by our dedicated employees.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are 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, or contact Professor Ian Barr via Ian.Barr@influenzacentre.org / 0434 075 677.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (three doses) prior to commencement.

Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 3 or Grade 4

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Ian Barr - 93429300
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Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 3 or Grade 4