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Scientists (Biochemistry)

Job No: 33036
Location: Taringa, Brisbane

  • Are you seeking a varied and interesting position? This is the opportunity for you!
  • Multiple Full Time Scientist roles available!
  • Attractive remuneration package plus overtime & an outstanding range of benefits!
  • Supportive team environment, with significant opportunities for career progression!

About the Organisation

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is one of the largest pathology practices in Australia, providing comprehensive services to patients and doctors over a geographic area throughout Queensland and New South Wales and employing more than 2000 people.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology services the Brisbane metropolitan area and regional areas extending as far north as Cairns and south to Coffs Harbour and offers both routine testing and specialised testing for referral laboratories throughout Australia.

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is seeking Full Time Scientists for their Biochemistry department, based in Taringa.

In the role of Scientist you will be required to adhere to departmental quality system procedures and the occupational health and safety policy and programs in order to uphold laboratory standards and ensure personal and others health and safety in the workplace. You will work cooperatively with work, colleagues, referres and their patients to assist with the provision of reliable and efficient service levels.

The Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Biochemistry department is amongst the largest private Biochemistry departments in Australia, and prides itself on quality and service excellence. The functions of the Biochemistry department include:

  •  Routine and advanced operation of instrumentation;
  • High Volume Automated Chemistry;
  • ICPMS Testing for Trace Elements and Metals;
  • Urine Drug Screens;
  • High Volume Automated Immunoassay (Hormones, Tumour Markers and Infectious Serology);
  • Manual radio-immunoassays and ELISA’s;
  • HPLC Testing (Biogenic amines and Therapeutic Drug monitoring); and
  • Manual Chemistry e.g. Renal Calculi, Biopsy DisaccharidaseTesting, Urea and Hydrogen Breath Test.

To be successful in this position you will require relevant qualifications in Science, Applied Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Techniques or the equivalent.  Previous experience working within a Biochemistry laboratory is highly desirable.

Ideal candidates will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and a strong team focus. Initiative and an enthusiasm to take on extra duties within the laboratory is required.

You will also have a high attention to detail and excellent organisation skills, allowing you to effectively prioritise your workload and work accurately and efficiently while unsupervised. Keyboard skills and a flexible approach to your work are also essential.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology are seeking flexible and enthusiastic individuals. The Biochemistry department routinely operates a range of shifts between 6am and 2pm weekdays, 7am and 8pm Saturdays plus some On-call Weekends and Public Holiday work.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is committed to ensuring a healthy work/life balance for all staff. The organisation's Taringa premises offer easy access to car parking and public transport.

The high level of service provided by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is delivered by a dedicated staff comprising of pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection personnel, couriers, computer personnel, pathology services assistants and other support staff.  The successful candidate will join a welcoming team, many of whom have stayed with the organisation for a number of years.

Staff members will be given a chance to develop their skills through ongoing training, and provides an avenue for career development and advancement.

The successful candidates will enjoy a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications plus super, overtime and the following permanent employee benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per E.B.A.
  • Employee Assistance Program - a free, confidential and voluntary counselling service provided as a resource to employees of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, as well as immediate family, with the aim of assisting with the resolution of personal and work related problems which may affect quality of life or work performance
  • Private Health Insurance - staff have access to discounted private health insurance through MBF, HCF and Medibank Private
  • Pathology Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed Pathology Services
  • X-Ray Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed X-Ray and other diagnostic imaging through Queensland X-Ray
  • Smoke Free Workplace - for those staff wanting to use nicotine replacement therapy in quitting, management provides a level of financial assistance towards the cost of nicotine replacement patches.

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