Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 3 or Grade 4

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 28/08/2022 (Midnight)
18 days remaining

18 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Research, Medical

Reference: 64836

Reference: 64836

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 Fixed Term role until June 2025

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

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.

This position is for a Senior Scientist to oversee and participate in influenza virology, with a particular focus on anti-viral compounds that are both registered and under development.  This involves the oversight of routine testing of influenza viruses/isolates with anti-influenza drugs as well as developing/maintaining an active research focus on virology and anti-viral/anti-influenza drugs with existing staff and graduate/PhD students. This is a Full Time Fixed Term position, working 80 hours per fortnight, based at The Doherty Institute in Parkville, Melbourne.

Your new role:

  • Devise and perform various assays applicable to investigate anti-viral/anti-influenza drugs both in vitro and in vivo, and oversee routine anti-viral drug sensitivity assays on influenza viruses.

  • Oversee and mentor a small group of scientists and plan work programs for staff.

  • Develop a research program, complete research grant applications, and publish research findings in high impact journals as well as at local and international meetings in the areas of Virology and anti-viral/anti-influenza drugs.

  • Recruit and supervise or co-supervise BSc(Hons) and Masters/PhD students.

About you:

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

  • You have experience handing, growing, quantitating and assaying respiratory viruses especially influenza viruses as well as basic molecular skills including cloning, sequencing and preferably the use of reverse genetics techniques to create influenza viruses.

  • You are able to effectively manage and motivate a small scientific group as well as supervise and mentor postgraduate students and PhD candidates.

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are able to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.

Benefits 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, onsite 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:

Professor Ian Barr
03 9342 9300

Professor Kanta Subbarao
03 9342 9300 

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
Kanta Subbarao - 93429300

Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 3 or Grade 4