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Medical Scientist

Melbourne Health - Parkville, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Medical Scientist (Grade 1) – Full time, fixed term for 12 months

  • Be part of a world class research institute

  • Join the Parkville Precinct and collaborate with a team of brilliant thinkers

  • Contribute to Public Health outcomes

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

  • The Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) is a leading Australian infectious diseases reference laboratory located in Melbourne, Victoria.

  • VIDRL is now part of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (the Doherty).

  • The Doherty is a joint venture between Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne. VIDRL provides the Victorian Department of Health with virology and Mycobacteria public health reference laboratory services, including surveillance, outbreak investigations, reference testing and research. VIDRL also performs diagnostic testing, mainly in virology, for Victorian hospitals.

  • VIDRL has been at the forefront of the COVID 19 pandemic response, providing both testing capability and capacity for the community, SARS CoV 2 testing for Victoria’s Hotel Quarantine system as well as clinical research and public health initiatives

This 12 month role will support VIDRL’s viral identification laboratory as a medical scientist, which provides rapid-turnaround diagnostic virology for a large number of viruses of clinical importance and more recently provides SARS CoV 2 testing capacity and capability for Victoria

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • To perform and understand diagnostic testing workflow (PCR).

  • Perform PCR and nucleic acid extractions

  • Conduct work at biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) practices

  • Perform other laboratory duties as directed

  • Participate in working a 7 day roster for COVID testing capacity

Your Contribution:

  • You have excellent attention to detail and effective time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team

  • Good interpersonal and professional communications skills

  • To accurately follow and adhere to all laboratory protocols and practises

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Parkville, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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