Medical Laboratory Scientist – Statewide Genomics

Hospital Scientist (Scientific Officer)
REQ130363 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Scientific Off
Remuneration: $64,281.91 - $93,111.61
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ130363
Location: Prince of Wales Hospital

The NSW Health Pathology (NSWHP) Genomics State-Wide Exome/Genome Service is the latest genomics service to be implemented for the people of NSW. We are currently looking for a suitably qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist to join our dynamic team of scientific and health professionals. 

Where you'll be working

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you’re helping create better health and justice systems every day.

We operate more than 60 laboratories and around 200 collection centres across NSW and conduct over 60 million tests per annum. Our network of pathologists are supported by scientists, technicians and support staff who quickly and accurately assess samples so clinical teams can make the best possible treatment decisions for patients. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What you'll be doing
Responsible for delivering a range of operational laboratory activities for the Exome/Genome Service including the coordination and provision of scientific and technical training and the ongoing review, development and quality management of laboratory practices to ensure compliance with operational standards and procedures, quality standards and continual process improvement.
  1. Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of pathology services relevant to a Genetics/Genomics laboratory, including use of Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Systems and Quality Control Systems and computer programs such as Microsoft Office suite.
  3. Customer focused approach displaying well-developed interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical and laboratory staff, along with report writing skills, statistical evaluation of scientific data and the ability to effectively communicate policies and procedures.
  4. Ability to work in a responsible and efficient manner and to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment while working autonomously to deliver results within specified timeframes and contribute to a range of diagnostic skills relevant to a clinical genomics laboratory.
  6. Display initiative, problem solving and analytical skills including an ability to apply established principles in a pathology laboratory and investigate and resolve general and complex issues within the laboratory environment.
  7. Sound understanding of legislation, policies and requirements that impact the laboratory environment including work health and safety and privacy requirements.
  8. Willingness to participate in a 24/7 roster and/or on-call if and as required.

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand Policy Directive PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.


An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and casual vacancies.


Applicants may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.


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Applications Close: 20 October 2019 

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