Senior Medical Scientist - Microbiology (510225)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 9, 2024
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:


The role:

Provide guidance and coordination to professional and technical staff throughout Microbiology.

Participate in a rostered work rotation throughout Microbiology.

Work independently under the general supervision of the Medical Scientist in Charge (Microbiology) to solve the more complex and critical technical problems as they arise during the routine operation of the unit.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The team:

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker (on-call) position working 15.2 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $106,966 to $123,013 pro-rata, per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Eligible for membership with a relevant professional body such as Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists, Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Australian Society for Microbiology, Human Genetics Society of Australasia or the Australian Society of Cytology

  2. Where there is no relevant professional body, the essential qualification must be met.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. A minimum of ten years’ experience in the field of Medical Microbiology, with expertise in quality control.

  2. Relevant postgraduate qualification/s in the field of activity of the Department.

  3. Membership/Fellowship awarded by a recognised professional body.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information (Contact Officer)

Belinda McEwan

Medical Scientist in Charge - Microbiology
(03) 6166 8909

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