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Scientist - Infectious Disease Serology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunophenotyping

Date: 10-Jan-2019

Location: Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs, QLD, AU

Company: Mater

About the role

A fixed-term (initial term 6 months with possible extension of 12 months) part  time maternity leave cover HP3 level opportunity within Mater Pathology’s has become available for a Scientist working 46 hours per fortnight . Whilst experience in a Pathology Laboratory will be highly regarded, new and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

The role will be in a new amalgamated department which covers Serology and Molecular diagnostics for infectious disease and also Flow Cytometry. The purpose of this role is to apply independent scientific judgement and knowledge of quality control processes in the analysis of patient specimens leading to the accurate and timely verification and validation of test results.

Salary range: $33.32 - $50.36 (Health Practitioner Level 3) per hour plus superannuation

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent. The qualification must include clinical units in Immunology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology, and Microbiology.
  • An understanding of analytical pathology in Infectious diseases testing &/or Flow Cytometry.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Operational and/or scientific clinical laboratory experience is highly desirable

Applicants will also need to have ability to problem solve routine technical issues, participate positively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and work efficiently while also prioritising workflow in a high workload environment.

About the organisation

Mater Pathology is the oldest pathology service in the Brisbane and surrounding areas. Initially established and supervised by the Sisters of Mercy in 1919, Mater Pathology has grown into a multi-faceted and technologically advanced laboratory service serving patients, doctors and hospitals. The service invests all profits back into patient care and is part of Mater Misericordiae Limited.

Mater Pathology is proud of its history but also is recognised for its experience in highly complex pathology. The service is delivered by dedicated staff that understand healthcare such as our highly skilled specialist pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection phlebotomists, couriers and other support personnel that ensure you get the correct result on time.

Our collection centres are located in over 20 suburbs supporting local communities. In addition, Mater Pathology also offers a 24 hour collection service out of the South Brisbane Mater Adults Hospital for patient convenience.

Why join us?

In return for your skills you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, pioneers in the provision of healthcare to Queensland for over 100 years, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 27January 2019

For further information specific to the role, please contact Vickie Horton-Szar, Supervising Scientist on 07 3163 8334.

Applications must be submitted online and must include a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this position, and the skills and experience you would bring to the role.

If you are interested in applying for this position, simply click on 'APPLY' to attach your resume.

Please note we CANNOT accept any emailed applications so please ensure you submit your details via the "APPLY" button.

If you are having technical difficulties submitting your application please contact the Recruitment Team ( confirming the role you are applying for and the specific difficulties you are experiencing.

At Mater, you'll find we live and breathe our values. We are a health care leader that provides care to more than 500,000 patients each year as a private, benevolent not-for-profit organisation - what profit we make goes back in to our business which is why we offer state of the art facilities and the resources to advance your career and provide exceptional care to our patients.

Mater is also committed to environmental sustainability and draws on our recognition of the link between health, climate and the environment which ensures we optimise our position as responsible corporate citizens.

Come and join us; as a Mater employee you'll find the benefits you deserve and the opportunity to be part of a healthcare community unlike any other.

Applicants from recruitment agencies will not be considered at this time.

Posting Notes: South Brisbane || QLD || Australia (AU) || Pathology ||