Position Details
Reference Number 32697
Position Title Medical Scientist Grade 1
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Medical Scientist Grade 1

  • Full Time Fixed Term (Until 3rd November 2019)
  • Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite parking

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world’s great children’s hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 5000, 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/


The Role:

A great opportunity exists for a Grade 1 Medical Scientist to join our Haematology and Core Laboratories at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital sites. This is a fixed term full time role that would enhance your skills and provide you with a depth of knowledge of laboratory services required both at RCH and RWH. The role is available until the 03rd November 2019 and is a parental leave backfill.

The successful person will be responsible for the performance of laboratory duties, including but not limited to, Haematology, Transfusion Medicine, Specimen Reception and Biochemistry as directed by the Principal Scientist.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science), Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) or Bachelor of Science with a major in Haematology and/or Transfusion 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, which in the case of Medical Scientists is the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills and knowledge
  • Professional attitude in interaction with colleagues and internal and external stakeholders
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Major in haematology/transfusion medicine
  • Previous experience in working in a diagnostic pathology laboratory is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of ISO15189 and its application to medical testing is advantageous
  • Satisfactory police check and Working with Children check

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.

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you a permanent Australian resident?
Essential: Do you have a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science), Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) or Bachelor of Science or equivalent?
Essential: Do you have current diagnostic laboratory experience in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine?
Desirable: Do you have blood film morphology experience?
Desirable: Do you have experience in shift work and/or on-call?
Contact Person Lidia De Rosa
Contact Number 93459881
Alternate Contact Person Mahtab Minai
Alternate Contact Number 93454728
Closing Date 14/12/2018
Position Description PD Grade 1 Haematology 2018 November Fixed Term.docx