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Reference Number 44437
Position Title Medical Scientist
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Melbourne Health only
Location Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Parkville
Award Hosp Scientists [18]
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  • Work with the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
  • Senior Medical Scientist, Grade 4 (Acting)
  • Full Time position
  • 12 month Fixed Term (Long Service Leave replacement)

A vacancy exists for a Senior Medical Scientist (Grade 4) within the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), located at the Doherty Institute, Melbourne. 


Your Opportunity:

The purpose of this role is to lead and manage diagnostic reference and research activities for hepatitis viruses (A-E) for a 12 month period. The position will require applicants to have significant expertise relating to the virology of hepatitis viruses, experience with the techniques and equipment used in their detection and characterisation.

About You:

  • BSc or BSc (Hons) degree and at least 10 years of laboratory experience relevant to Clinical Virology
  • Abiliity to lead reference laboratory services, public health laboratory initiatives and research projects as required by the organisation
  • Contributing to the activities of a WHO Collaborating Centre in viral hepatitis; and a WHO hepatitis B regional reference laboratory
  • Well organised, self-motivated, have a strong attention to detail
  • High standard of record keeping skills
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • It is essential for this role that applicants also have experience and expertise in laboratory computer systems and laboratory compliance requirements for ISO 15189


  • A rewarding career offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement including mentorship and leadership programs
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees
  • Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs (That’s an additional day off every month!)



Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au  If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.


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.


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Contact Person Mike catton
Contact Number 93429636
Alternate Contact Person Anna Ayres
Alternate Contact Number 93429667
Closing Date 17/10/2018
Position Description
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