21288 - 01JPZ

Scientist, Diagnostic Genomics
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 31 May 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $61,784 - $84,816
Position No: 21288 - 01JPZ
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 15 May 2019
Contact Officer: Fiona Webb on fiona.webb@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3449

About us:
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Three Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
ACT Pathology is a department of Canberra Health Services offering a diagnostic pathology service to the ACT and surrounding region. The laboratory operates 24 hours, seven days a week, offering a wide range of testing procedures over two campuses. The main laboratory is located at the Canberra Hospital and the branch laboratory is located at the Calvary Hospital.
Overview of the work area and position:
The Diagnostic Genomics Department is a multidisciplinary laboratory performing conventional cytogenetics and microarray techniques, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation (FISH) and molecular genetic techniques for the investigation of constitutional and somatic (oncological) abnormality. Our laboratory services Canberra and the surrounding region.  The team is led by the Chief Scientist and comprised of two Health Professionals Level 3 (HP3), four Health Professionals Level 2 (HP2) and one Technical Officer (TO1).
This position offers an opportunity, under the direction of the Chief Scientist and supervising scientists of Diagnostic Genomics, to be part of a dynamic team that provides a comprehensive Diagnostic Genomics service.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • A degree in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent relevant qualifications.
  • Minimum 12 months relevant medical laboratory experience.
  • Previous experience in cytogenetics and/or human molecular genetics would be advantageous.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check
  • Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
The position being recruited to will require participation in shift work, after-hours work and out-of-hours rosters. The successful applicant must be able to work as the sole practitioner on rostered shifts, including public holidays and overtime as required. Applicants should contact the laboratory for the details of current shifts.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services


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