Medical Scientist: Grade 1

Date Posted: 13 days ago
Clayton VIC

Job Description

Reference Number 50324
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Entity Monash Health
Department Pathology - Tissue Bank
Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Position Summary
  • Monash node of the Victorian Cancer Biobank
  • Working in a dynamic pathology laboratory
  • Full Time Fixed Term

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit

About Us

The Monash Health Pathology Service operates under the brand name of Monash Pathology and is an integral part of Monash Health. It is one of the largest providers of Pathology services in the state and currently operates 5 laboratories. The largest of these is located at the Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, with additional facilities being located at the Dandenong, Moorabbin, Casey and Wonthaggi Hospitals. There are currently 17 collection centres based within the hospital sites and community settings. Services are provided to the Public and Private sectors, and other laboratory services.

About the Role

We are looking to appoint a Medical Scientist, Grade 1 until the end of June 2022 to carry out duties related to the Monash node of the Victorian Cancer Biobank. We are seeking a dedicated scientist to join our team, working in all areas of the Biobank to provide an efficient, caring and professional service. This is a Full Time Fixed Term position.

About You

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (MLS) or recognised equivalent. Experience in a multidisciplinary laboratory is desirable, especially histopathology. Good clinical practice knowledge will be advantageous.

Monash Health employee benefits:

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite discounted staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email –

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

In accordance with recent Victorian Public Health directions all employees working in the Public Health system need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status. All candidates that are recommended for appointment will be required to provide evidence they meet the vaccination criteria.

This will be by providing a copy of your immunisation history statement, which can be accessed via My Gov, or evidence that you have a vaccination appointment before 1 November 2021. This evidence will need to be uploaded to the E Recruit system.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates that can provide evidence that they meet the above requirements. If you are unsure of these requirements please contact the Recruitment Manager for this vacancy.

Selection Criteria Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) or recognised equivalent

Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team

Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

Excellent attention to detail, thoroughness and completion of task

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Good clinical practice knowledge will be advantageous

Experience in a multidisciplinary laboratory will be advantageous
Contact Person Name Position Phone Email
Kristy De George General Manager Pathology 9594 3479
Prof Beena Kumar Program Director Pathology 9594 3459

Advertising Closing 09/11/2021
Proposed End Date 30/06/2022

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