Scientist/Technician (Molecular Pathology)

Job No: 85772
Location: Bowen Hills, Brisbane

  • Are you seeking a varied and interesting position? This is the opportunity for you!
  • Perfect for an experienced and professional individual looking for a new challenge!
  • Attractive remuneration package, plus an outstanding range of benefits!

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.

About the Opportunities

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Scientist/Technician to work in the Molecular Pathology Department of the Bowen Hills Laboratory. 

The main aim of this varied role is to perform a wide variety of DNA and RNA extraction and PCR amplification/detection techniques used for Molecular Microbiology and Molecular Genetics testing. The successful applicant will gain experience primarily in Molecular Microbiology and to a lesser degree Molecular Genetics.

To be successful in this role, you'll have a tertiary degree in a relevant area of study from a recognised tertiary institution. Prior experience in molecular biology techniques including PCR assay set up and operation of instruments for DNA/RNA extraction, liquid handling robots and real time PCR will be advantageous.

You'll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to prioritise your workload and work accurately and efficiently.  You will also possess a strong commitment to laboratory turnaround times and the ability to perform several tasks concurrently without error.

The successful applicant will be expected to work a variety of weekday shifts, including weekend work and public holidays as required. Currently shift start times vary between the hours of 6am and 12 midday as assigned to the various testing rosters. You'll also have the ability to work both autonomously and as a team member in this busy department.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Scientist to join a leading pathology practice and develop skills in Molecular Microbiology and Molecular Genetic techniques.

About the Benefits

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 support staff. The successful candidate will join a welcoming and dedicated team.

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

For your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive remuneration plus super. In addition,you will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per E.B.A.
  • Staff Services Committee - provides functions and events for staff, fully funded by the Practice
  • 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.
  • Vaccinations - For most positions it is a requirement that: You are vaccinated or immune against specified infectious diseases (proof to be obtained by the manager). Your manager will let you know what vaccinations are required as per “SNP - Staff Vaccinations – Procedures, Information and Protocols”. All costs pertaining to the Staff Vaccination Program are covered by the Practice.

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