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Laboratory Technician

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • 12-month Full Time Contract (possible extension)
  • Attractive Salary $61,845 - $72,921 per annum + Super
  • Unrivalled opportunity to grow your career in a trusted organisation!

Who We Are

VCGS is a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and provides a wholly integrated genetic testing, diagnostic and counselling service for health professionals, patients and their families across Victoria, Australia and globally. Our clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors work in close consultation with our medical scientists to provide the most accurate interpretation for complex genetic tests. VCGS also plays a pivotal role in research and development, driving translational research and policy development in the field of genetics. We are committed to ensuring a positive working environment that values all backgrounds and experiences.

We cultivate an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity. We are also committed to developing our people and fostering an environment where learning and development is central to our staff reaching their full potential.

The Opportunity at VCGS:

The Laboratory Technician may work across both the Newborn Bloodspot Screening Laboratory and the Metabolic Laboratory of the Biochemical Genetics Division. This position provides technical support for the performance of daily tasks associated with providing accurate and timely results. This will encompass all aspects of the total testing process from sample receipt, processing and analysis (but not result validation and reporting results).

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provision of real-time services to meet internal and external stakeholder needs
  • Supporting the overall quality of the laboratory including routine tasks and checks, filing, reagent preparation, maintaining all laboratory records and the safety of the laboratory
  • Entering accurate data and generate precise reports
  • Sharing knowledge in specialised laboratory techniques

About You:

  • Diploma (Medical Laboratory) or equivalent
  • Understanding of specimen reception and patient information
  • Experience with routine pathology laboratory practices and procedures

Apply Now!

You are invited to apply online via the MCRI Careers Portal. Please click the apply at the top of the page.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

For more information, please refer to the position description.

A position description is also attached.

Any specific questions related to this position should be directed to A/ProfRonda Greaves on ronda.greaves@vcgs.org.au, using the subject line: Laboratory Technician enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We welcome all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, abilities, religions and sexual orientations in our workplace and encourage talented people of any identity to apply to our vacancies. We will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace, please contact the People Leader listed above if this is needed.

All applicants, please be aware that in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all MCRI and VCGS workers must be fully vaccinated, unless a medical exception applies. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID-19 Digital Immunisation Certificate/s or evidence of medical exception or evidence of vaccination booking as part of our pre-employment requirements.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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