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Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist - Electron Microscopy

Organisation/Entity: NSW Health Pathology
Job Category:
  • Pathology | Hospital Scientist
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
Job Reference Number: REQ256233
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $102512.11 - $135619.93
Closing Date: 27/10/2021 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Snr Scientific Off
Remuneration: $102,512.11 - $135,619.93 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ256233
Location: Westmead
Applications Close: 27 October 2021 - 11:59pm


In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.


About the opportunity

Are you a highly experienced Electron Microscopy Scientist / Laboratory Manager looking for a new opportunity or change?

NSW Health Pathology are seeking a Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist to lead a small team of dedicated Electron Microscopy (EM) technical and scientific staff based within the department of Tissue Pathology & Diagnostic Oncology, ICPMR Westmead.

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you’re helping create better health and justice systems every day.

We operate more than 60 laboratories and around 200 collection centres across NSW and conduct over 60 million tests per annum. Our network of pathologists are supported by scientists, technicians and support staff who quickly and accurately assess samples so clinical teams can make the best possible treatment decisions for patients. We encourage our staff to be involved in research and innovation opportunities to help create safer, healthier communities. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What we can offer you

  • Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning

What you'll be doing

Responsible for the management of scientific, technical and support staff, all testing and associated activities and logistics for the assigned laboratory. The position oversees the quality, cost and operational integrity of the department, regulatory compliance and accreditation of laboratory services in the department, human resource, business and resource management.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions:

  1. Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification with subjects relevant to human pathology from a recognised tertiary institution
  2. Demonstrable knowledge, skills and proficiency with extensive high level practical experience in performing, delivering and being responsible for human diagnostic EM services including the use and management of Transmission Electron Microscopes and other EM equipment, liaising and consulting directly with clinicians and pathologists on complex issues, identifying and managing risks specific to EM services and understanding operational and accreditation requirements within the context of a large EM service.
  3. Demonstrable extensive and current expertise in renal ultrastructural pathology, both transplant and native as well as an understanding of/interpretation of cardiac, skin, respiratory and virology ultrastructure.
  4. Advanced knowledge and experience of EM digital imaging systems and image analysis software, Pathology Laboratory Information Systems and electronic Quality Management Systems.
  5. Proven leadership and management skills and experience including operational management, budget management, high level people management and resource management with an ability to collaborate, educate and lead team members through complex scientific, technical and operational scenarios. 
  6. Customer focused approach displaying well-developed interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical and laboratory staff, along with negotiation skills, report writing skills, statistical evaluation of scientific data and the ability to effectively communicate policies and procedures
  7. Extensive experience working in the laboratory including experience in staff training and competency assessment, problem solving and analytical skills including an ability to apply established principles in a pathology laboratory and investigate and resolve general and complex issues within the laboratory environment.
  8. Demonstrated understanding and sound knowledge of accreditation frameworks, relevant standards and quality systems.


For more information about this role, please see Statement of Duties


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For role related queries or questions contact Amanda Player on Amanda.Player@health.nsw.gov.au

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Diseases. All recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. All recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

Working Rights

This position is a permanent position. To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency. Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa.


New to NSW Health Pathology?

The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.


Talent Pool
If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NSW Health Pathology is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We seek to recruit from diverse applicants and create teams with skills, perspectives and experiences that complement each other at work. We welcome suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.