Histopathology Scientist/Technician

Job No: 119102
Location: Toowoomba, QLD

  • 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.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology services the Brisbane metropolitan area and regional areas extending as far north as Cairns and south to Coffs Harbour and provides a range of cardiac investigation & diagnostic services including Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Holter Monitoring and ECGs.

About the Opportunity


Applications are invited for an exciting opportunity for a full time Scientist/Technician to work in the Toowoomba Histopathology Laboratory.

The main aim of this varied role is to perform medical laboratory tests to provide advice for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and other disorders. Duties may include

  • specimen reception
  • embedding
  • microtomy
  • general laboratory procedures involved in the preparation of histological specimens
  • progression towards learning dissection and processing of a wide variety of tissue types including simple, non-complex and complex specimens will occur over time.

Applicants should possess an appropriate degree/diploma in Medical Laboratory Science, Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Techniques or other relevant qualification is essential. Previous experience is preferred but not essential.

The ideal candidate will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as an effective team member. You should also have excellent organisational skills, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and work accurately and efficiently.

This role will involve covering a variety of shifts between the hours of 05:00 and 20:00. The Toowoomba Laboratory is therefore seeking flexible and enthusiastic individuals. Please note however, that the organisation is committed to ensuring a healthy work/life balance for all staff.

Applications close 17th January, 2020.

Please note: For the position, it is a requirement that you are vaccinated or immune against specified infectious diseases (your manager will let you know what vaccinations are required and all costs pertaining to the Staff vaccination Program are covered by the Practice).

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 successful candidate will join a welcoming team, many of whom have stayed with the organisation for a number of years.

Staff members will be given a chance to develop their skills through ongoing training and provide an avenue for career development and advancement.

The successful candidates will enjoy a competitive salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications) plus super, and the following permanent employee benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per E.B.A.
  • 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.

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