Technical Officer – Health Biosciences (Pathology)


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  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About You

As the Technical Officer, you will be responsible for providing expert technical service and advice to support the functions and users of the Pathology laboratories. You will also be responsible for maintaining and demonstrating the operation of laboratory equipment and instruments, while also providing technical support to staff and students. You will ensure the maintenance of the laboratories and support the adoption and implementation of OHS standards, ensuring delivery of client centric, professional service.

Additionally, you wil be responsible for the procurement of minor equipment and consumables, preparation and set-up of material and equipment for Anatomical Pathology/Histology classes and will contribute to the maintenance and operation of instrumentation, laboratories and supporting facilities. You will be expected to develop and maintain documentation including, but not limited to safe operating procedures (SOPs) and Risk Assessments (RAs).

To be successful in this position, you will have as a minimum:

  • Knowledge and experience working in an Anatomical Pathology/ Histology laboratory (essential) preferably within a diagnostic environment.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in the use of a variety of histological stains.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in microtomy.

  • Experience and knowledge in the routine operation, maintenance and training of various instruments related to an Anatomical Pathology/ Histology laboratory.

  • Experience in microscopy and preparation of cytological specimens (will be an advantage).

  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, including understanding, and embracing a client focused framework.

  • Demonstrated understanding of current OH&S legislation with a sound knowledge of industry regulations and standards related to the field within the scope of the outlined service area.

  • Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and with a diverse range of people from various backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of working in accordance with the RMIT value statements or similar frameworks in other organisations.

  • A commitment to RMIT’s policies of supporting a diverse workplace along with zero tolerance towards harassment, bullying or discrimination in any form.


Degree or higher qualifications in Pathology/Histopathology or a related discipline, and relevant experience. A valid Working with Children Check is mandatory.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the College

STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industries.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing. 

The College is renowned for its exemplary research in many STEM areas including advanced manufacturing and design; computing technologies; health innovation and translational medicine; nano materials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

Industry is at the heart of what we do. It ensures our research has real world impact and our students are truly work-ready. Under the leadership of DVC STEM College & Vice President, Digital Innovation, we have established new hubs of industry-connected digital innovation and endeavour and are engaging with global STEM organisations at scale.

Our diversity and shared values empower our work, and we are proud of the College’s inclusive, caring culture. We offer a safe, dynamic work environment, and support every member of our community of achieve their potential. The College appointed Victoria’s first ever Dean of STEM, Diversity & Inclusion in 2020, and this role drives gender equity, diversity and inclusion strategies across the College.

STEM College employs 1,000 staff who deliver onshore and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

We are here to positively impact the world and create the next generation of STEM leaders.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Dinesha Cooray via email 

Position Description: Technical Officer

Applications Close:

6 Dec 2023 11.59 pm

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. 

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information –

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


TissuPath Specialist Pathology Services

Permanent Full time- Pathologist Assistant Gross Cut Up.

TissuPath Pathology is Melbourne and Victoria’s premier specialist pathology practice.
Established in 2004 and independently owned and operated by the reporting pathologists,
we are very proud of the quality, reliable, personalised, and friendly service we provide to
our requesting doctors and their patients.
The role is a great unique hands-on opportunity, ideal for an experienced Pathologist
Assistant in Anatomical Pathology.
This position will be suitable for an individual who prides themselves in their work, and have
demonstrated knowledge, experience and/or documented competency and performance of
complex cut up (breast WLE, mastectomy, colectomy, nephrectomy), and various specimens
in a diagnostic anatomical pathology laboratory.
In this role, this individual will have well-developed interpersonal, oral and written
communication skills with familiarity of terminology required for specimen dissection. This
individual will have the sound decision making capabilities with an unblemished track record
in relation to specimen handling and patient safety in the context of the role.
Additionally, this person will have demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative team
member while working autonomously, recognizing limits and escalation requirements for the
role. The individual will have a sound understanding of the framework and guidelines
pertaining to pre-analytical and specimen cut-up requirements in a diagnostic laboratory.
This will be a full-time position, Monday to Friday.

Closing date: 31st December 2023
For all enquiries, please contact

Stephanie Liong
Laboratory Manager
T: (03) 9543-6111
A: 32 Ricketts Road, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149

Position Vacant – Skin Health Institute

Part time casual MOHs Medical Scientist

The fast paced and highly reputable Skin Health Institute, Carlton is searching for a qualified Medical Scientist to join our team, working one day a week in the MOHs Lab and as a backup when needed.

We are seeking a candidate with a sound experience in cryotomy. The successful candidate will be trained under supervision of the Mohs Senior Scientist and will embed, cut and stain the surgical MOHs specimens according to the outlined SHI MOHS Standard Operating Procedure manual.

We are seeking an individual who can begin working as soon as possible in our friendly work environment and an attractive wage will be negotiated equivalent to Grade 2/3 wage depending on the experience.


* Must have experience with Cryotomy. 

* Must have the ability to multitask and perform well in a team environment

Contact by email 

Ms Sonya Odhavji

Skin Heath institute 

Mohs Senior Scientist/Consultant

Level 1/80 Drummond Street, Carlton 3053

m: 0414 887 929