Medical Scientist - Microbiology

Job posted: 26/03/2020
Applications close: 06/04/2020 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 35403

Reference: 35403

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Medical Scientist - Microbiology


  • 1 Part time (0.5 FTE) fixed term until 4th April 2021

  • 1 Part time (0.5 FTE) fixed term until 8 Nov 2021

  • OR 1 Full time (1.0 FTE) fixed term

  • Hub of medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital 

  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite carpark

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.

With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.

The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au

The Role:

We currently have 2 part time fixed term positions, one until 4th April 2021 and the other until 8 November 2021.  Combining the 2 for one full time fixed term will be considered for Grade 1 scientists to join our Microbiology team.

The Bacteriology laboratory operates 0830 – 2400 seven days a week, providing a diagnostic laboratory services to both The Royal Children’s Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital. Once competency training is complete the positions also require participation in on-call rosters on weekdays, weekends & public holidays. Some rostering on the evening shift is also required.  The successful applicants will be responsible for participation in a range of laboratory tasks under the direction and supervision of senior laboratory staff in the Bacteriology Laboratory.

Key duties of the role will include:

  • Participate in laboratory work rosters including day & evening shifts on weekends and on-call on weekdays, weekends & public holidays

  • Perform diagnostic laboratory tests, including validation and reporting

  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment as directed

  • Adhere to standard operating techniques and procedures documented in laboratory manuals as required by the Quality System Standard ISO/IEC 15189

  • Participate in departmental continuing education program/s

  • Assisting other members of the team as needed and encourage teamwork

  • Assist with internal and external Quality Assurance Programs as directed by senior staff

  • Implement initiatives in consultation with the Principal Scientist/ Senior Scientists to provide continuous improvements for the laboratory

  • Participate in research and development projects under the supervision of senior staff as required

To be considered for the role it is essential that you have:

  •  A Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science) or Bachelor of Science or “equivalent”, where equivalent includes a degree awarded by an overseas tertiary institution which is recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition is mandatory

  • An undergraduate or post graduate academic qualification acceptable for membership with; Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS), or, the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists or the Australian Society for Microbiology

  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills & knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise urgent testing in order to meet expected patient turn-around-times

  • Demonstrated good interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Proven ability to work within a team

  •  A major in Microbiology &/or Molecular Microbiology


  • Previous experience or employment in a clinical microbiology pathology laboratory is advantageous

  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience within a paediatric and or obstetrics/gynaecology diagnostic laboratory is advantageous

  • Knowledge of ISO15189 and its application to diagnostic pathology laboratory and medical testing is advantageous

If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!

Why work at the RCH?

That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!

The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.

We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, hairdresser, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Make a change for the good. Come and work at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Medical Scientist - Microbiology

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Medical Scientist - Microbiology