Laboratory Scientist (NIPT)

Job No: 107615
Location: Bowen Hills

  • Attractive remuneration and outstanding range of benefits!
  • Opportunity for career advancement with a well respected, industry leader!
  • Excellent job security within a growing organisation!

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.

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology has an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Scientist to work from the Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Lab in Bowen Hills, Brisbane. This role is available as a 12 month contract position.

The main aim of this varied role is to perform laboratory and associated functions.

Some of the more specific responsibilities of the position will include: 

  • DNA extraction and amplification
  • Operation of automated liquid handling systems and associated clinical processing tasks
  • Clerical processing of clinical test episodes
  • Verbal and email correspondence with clients and various stakeholders
  • Other general laboratory duties

Successful applicants will have a tertiary degree in a relevant area of study from a recognised tertiary institution, excellent communication and customer service skills as well as a high attention to detail to enable maximum accuracy of processing, with a strong commitment to laboratory turnaround times. Previous experience in the area of human molecular genetics will be viewed very favourably for this role, however other suitably qualified laboratory scientists without clinical experience are also encouraged to apply.

The position will primarily be for a permanent Tuesday through Saturday roster, but may potentially include some other rostered after hours and weekend work. You will work both autonomously and as a team member in this busy, fast-paced high throughput laboratory. 

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 other support staff.

The organisation offers staff members the opportunity to improve their skills through ongoing training, and provides an avenue for career development and advancement. All training is supplied on the job, with remuneration to be commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience.

Permanent employees enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Parental and Adoption Leave- SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per Collective Workplace Agreement.
  • 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.

 Please Note: Applications close Sunday, 17th February, 2019.


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