Position Details
Reference Number 20386
Position Title Medical Laboratory Scientist - Grade 1
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Business Ventures
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Medical Scientists & Other
Classification From: RX1 - MED SCIENTIST GR 1 YR1
Classification To: RX7 - MED SCIENTIST GR 1 YR7
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


This is a full time fixed-term role (initially for 2 years) that will be performing molecular testing as part of the Pathology Clinical Trials team (known as nexomics).  This role would suit someone who has had previous experience in molecular testing such as DNA/RNA extraction, next-generation sequencing and ctDNA.  Experience with the oprtimisation and validation of molecular assays would be highly regarded.


This role would suit a candidate that enjoys working in a dynamic environment, can effectively communicate with their co-workers to ensure that all testing is completed within appropriate time frames and has the ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks.  We provide testing for a number of global clinical trials so strong written and verbal communication skills are essential when liaising with our sponsors.


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Bachelor of Applied Science (medical laboratory science) or equivalent.
Essential: Experience as a medical scientist within the molecular area.
Essential: Experience in diagnostic and/or clinical trial testing
Desirable: Experience of assay development, optimisation and validation
Contact Person Toni-Maree Major
Contact Number 85598405
Alternate Contact Person Kate Jones
Alternate Contact Number 85598434
Closing Date 28/09/2021
Position Description
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