Job Title: Technical Officer, Pathology

Location: Bundoora West

Term: Ongoing 

  • Work in a large, high functioning teaching laboratory
  • Ideal role for someone who can think outside the box, whilst ensuring compliance requirements are met
  • Located at the RMIT Bundoora West campusAbout us RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.  Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.
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The Technical Officer, Pathology will report to the Technical Manager Clinical Medicine and is responsible for providing effective technical support to pathology laboratories and associated activities. This role will see you maintain the pathology teaching laboratories in a clean, secure, safe and functional state, prepare and organise materials for practical classes and organise the induction and training of new users.

In addition, you will be tasked with administrative tasks associated with the maintenance of the laboratory, preparation of compliance documentation as well as support the Technical Manager with other tasks as directed.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Substantial experience in a pathology lab, along with the ability to provide scientific and technical expertise
  • A demonstrable capacity to plan strategically, forward plan and think creatively
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, with the ability to take responsibility and show initiative
  • The ability to work as a member of a professional team as well as be able to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to operate under pressure and adapt to changing needs and priorities
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of information technology for the purposes of managing information (in particular, knowledge in Excel)
  • Proven ability to manage a laboratory and supervise other laboratory staff
  • Demonstrate an ability to contribute to the improvement and effective delivery of practical classes within the pathology area.


  • Bachelor of Science in a biological science with a major in a pathology-related area or a Laboratory Medicine graduate with at least 3 years in a diagnostic lab
  • Valid Working with Children Check

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.  To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria, along with outlining your interest for this role. To view a position description please visit close Sunday 8th December.  RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.