Senior Scientist - Immunology
Full Time, Ongoing Position
Grade 4 Medical Scientist
Fabulous employee benefits
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated statewide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quarternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia. The hospital employs 5,000 staff and has an annual budget of $620million. It moved to a new, multi-award winning building at 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville.
The RCH Immunology Laboratory provides an integrated laboratory and clinical service for the diagnosis of immunodeficiency, autoimmune and allergic disorders. The laboratory performs a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests, in particular specialised testing for primary immunodeficiency diseases e.g. immunophenotyping, cell function testing, measurement of serotype-specific IgG responses to pneumococcal vaccines. The laboratory receives an increasing number of samples from Victorian and interstate laboratories, referred for an increasing range of complex assays not available in other diagnostic laboratories in Australasia.
We are seeking applications from a qualified and experienced senior scientist who will be responsible for the smooth operation of the immunology department, demonstrating appropriate supervisory, interpersonal and organisational skills. The main elements of this role are:
Co-ordination and active participation in the diagnostic service
Management of laboratory and administrative duties within the department
Technical supervision of laboratory staff
Development, evaluation and implementation of new methodologies
Monitoring quality of scientific output
Liaison with clinical staff
Why work at the RCH?
That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!
The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.
We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, hairdresser, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.
We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!
The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all members of the LGBTQI community.
Make a change for the good. Come and work at the Royal Children’s Hospital.