Medical Scientist Grade 1

Job posted: 05/02/2024
Applications close: 26/02/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Full time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Research, Medical

Reference: 74650

Reference: 74650

Occupation: Research, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Medical Scientist

  • 12 month, fixed term, maternity leave position - Grade 1
  • Full Time role - including monthy day off
  • Join a world class research institute
  • Contribute to Public Health outcomes and drive implementation of new technologies/processes in diagnostics.

The Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) is a leading Australian infectious diseases reference laboratory located in Melbourne, Victoria. VIDRL is part of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (the Doherty).

The Doherty is a joint venture between Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne. VIDRL provides the Victorian Department of Health with virology, mycology, parasitology and mycobacteria public health reference laboratory services, including surveillance, outbreak investigations, reference testing and research. VIDRL also performs diagnostic testing, mainly in virology, for Victorian hospitals.

Your new role:

You  will support VIDRL as a medical scientist, providing rapid-turnaround diagnostic pathology and whole genome sequencing for a broad range of pathogens of clinical importance. Your responsibilities will include

  • To conduct work at PC2 level and comply with all Department of Agriculture, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and ISO 15189 conditions.
  • To perform nucleic acid extractions and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays.
  • Prepare libraries for whole genome sequencing on both Illumina and Oxford Nanopore sequencers.
  • Maintain and keep meticulous records of all experiments, procedures, and equipment logs – manage laboratory inventory and ordering.

About you:

  • Have experience working within a collaborative research or diagnostic laboratory environment.
  • Have had exposure to working with next generation sequencing technologies and techniques.
  • Passionate about improving public health initiatives and a keen interest in exploring new technologies.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and a passion for continued professional development.
  • Have excellent attention to details and effective time management skills.

Benefits of working with us

  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including: Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.
  • 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.
  • Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs (That’s an additional day off every month), car parking options, close to public transport.

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.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Enquiries: Leon Caly
Phone: (03) 9342 9678
Email: leon.caly@mh.org.au

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 prior to commencement.

Medical Scientist Grade 1

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Leon Caly - 9342 9678

Medical Scientist Grade 1