Join a dynamic team of professionals to provide technical support for all clinical pathology operations in the College of Public Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences
- Work for a world-leading University
- Collaborate and work with experts in their field
- Work in a great team environment with dedicated, professional colleagues
- $72,344 - $78,356 plus 17% superannuation
We offer an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory & Technical Support Scientist to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). A continuing appointment, this position is based at the Townsville campus in picturesque tropical north Queensland, where you can enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals.
About the position
Joining a dynamic team of professionals you will provide technical support for all diagnostic clinical pathology operations including haematology, cytology, biochemistry, coagulation, urinalysis and microbiology. You will also test samples submitted to the JCU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for teaching and research purposes.
- Manage and ensure proper sample preparation, processing and analysis pertaining to biochemistry, haematology, cytology, urinalysis, microbiology and any other service areas as required for the JCU Diagnostic Services Laboratory.
- Responsible for work flow management including receiving diagnostic samples, management of Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS) interface, and sample record completion, including invoicing
- Maintain all laboratory equipment personally as required, coordinate service checks and ensure quality control by conducting calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment as needed.
With a degree qualification in Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Science or related field, you will demonstrate skills in diagnostic laboratory procedures (preferably with a veterinary focus) which include haematology, coagulation, biochemistry, endocrinology, urinalysis and microbiology. You will also demonstrate competency in all facets of operation and maintenance of a range of clinical pathology analysers, techniques and laboratory information systems (LIMS).
You will also have:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders;
- Sound knowledge of laboratory standards and maintaining records for National Association of Testing Authority (NATA) and International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) accreditation and certification and demonstrated experience implementing Workplace Health and Safety compliance in all areas of a laboratory;
- well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to apply sound judgement and manage competing deadlines.
College of Public Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences
The College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, is part of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, and promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at James Cook University in the areas of: Biomedicine, Molecular & Cell Biology, Public Health & Tropical Medicine and Veterinary Sciences.
Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focussing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We also offer:
- generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
- five weeks’ annual recreation leave
- flexible working arrangements
- attractive options for salary packaging
- Sate of the art, well-equipped, modern facilities
- Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.
How to Apply
Click on the ‘apply now’ button to be taken to JCU’s career page where you can find out more information and download a PD and application instructions.
Position Reference Number: 16260
Applications close: 30 January 2018