Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist – Statewide Genomics

Hospital Scientist (Scientific Officer)
REQ127639 Requisition #
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  1. Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution. A Fellowship in Medical Genomics or equivalent qualification would be desirable.
  2. Extensive experience working in a Genomics/Genetics, preferably diagnostic laboratory including experience in Massively Parallel Sequencing, data analysis and curation.
  3. Customer focused approach displaying well-developed interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, clinical and laboratory staff, along with negotiation skills, report writing skills, statistical evaluation of scientific data and the ability to effectively communicate policies and procedures.
  4. Proven leadership and management skills and experience including operational management, budget management, staff management (staff training and competency assessment) and resource management.
  5. Advanced knowledge of Pathology Laboratory Information Management Systems including Quality Management Systems and bioinformatics software relevant to Genomics
  6. Demonstrated understanding and sound knowledge of accreditation frameworks, relevant standards and quality systems relevant to a clinical Genomics laboratory.
  7. Demonstrated ability to intiate and contribute to change processes that improve operational service delivery, including reviewing workplace systems, structures and external impacts.
  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 permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

This position is a permanent position. To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency. Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa.

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


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Applications Close: 23 September 2019                

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