ANATPATH – Casual Laboratory Assistant

A great opportunity exists to join an established private Anatomical Pathology practice, dedicated to delivering a high quality and timely service to doctors and patients.

Anatpath is a private histopathology laboratory, servicing hospitals, radiology clinics, GP clinics, and specialist surgeries thought Metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula. We are looking for CASUAL laboratory assistants to join our efficient and friendly cut up team. The successful applicant must have an excellent attention to detail, effective problem-solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a team player with proven ability to work cooperatively with other staff and the ability to work under direction from senior staff as well as be confident enough to work independently.  It would be also be advantageous to have proven experience within a pathology laboratory, have completed or be undertaking a degree in Medical Science or Laboratory Medicine or Diploma of Laboratory Technology and have career aspirations of working in a pathology laboratory, particularly Histology.

The cut-up shift runs from 2-11pm Monday to Friday. You will be required to work either 2-10pm, 4-11pm, or 6-11pm.

Duties include but not excluded to:

  • Registering specimens, ensuring patient details are correct, cross referencing request slips and specimen pots, allocating relevant tests and labelling with accession numbers.
  • Generating the relevant type and numbers of tissue cassettes for each patient using an automated cassette writer.
  • Accurate transcription of relevant information onto request slip and data entry using Microsoft Excel and LIS.
  • Generating glass slides with tissue type specific information using an automated slide writer.
  • Assisting scientific staff as instructed.

ALL enquiries and applications including a cover letter, resume and professional referees to: or Simone Eades, 9596 0777 

Applications close 15.03.2024.
Please note, only applicants with appropriate skills and experience will be considered & contacted. 

Medical Laboratory Technician Grade 1

  • Full time, permanent role, morning shift
  • Histology Department
  • Heidelberg Laboratory

Our central Heidelberg laboratory is seeking applications from experienced Histology Technicians for a full-time permanent role.

You will bring:

  • Appropriate qualifications (Associate Diploma of Applied Science Medical Laboratory, minimum)
  • Histology experience in routine paraffin tissue processing, embedding & microtomy
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry, cryomicrotomy, simple cut up/tissue grossing is an advantage
  • Attention to detail, good communication skills and a patient-centric focus
  • The ability to work in high volume lab but also to be able to focus on quality in every task

We offer you:

  • A friendly & diverse team environment
  • Onsite secure parking
  • Staff benefits package

Please forward applications including a cover letter, resume and two professional referees to:

Marissa Lasham, Chief Scientist, Histology   0421 054 894


Applications close: Friday 29th March 2024, but suitable early applicants may be shortlisted and interviewed sooner.

Laboratory Assistant, Full time

  • Histology
  • Heidelberg Laboratory

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Histology Laboratory Assistant to join our team.  This full time role will involve supporting the core histology tasks in our main laboratory.

Your previous experience in either hospital, diagnostic or research histology labs may include:

  • Tissue embedding
  • Specimen reception
  • Microtomy
  • H&E staining
  • Stock ordering and inventory management
  • Tissue processor, automatic stainer and coverslipper maintenance

The successful candidate will possess:

  • the ability to work within a fast paced, team environment
  • well-developed written & verbal communication skills
  • availability to participate in a roster including Monday-Friday early morning or afternoon shifts

We offer you:

  • A friendly team environment
  • Secure onsite parking
  • Staff benefits package

Applications including a cover letter, resume and the details of two professional referees to:

Marissa Lasham

Chief Scientist, Histology


Applications close Friday 29th March 2024, however suitable early applicants may be shortlisted and interviewed sooner.