Reference Number 16937

Position Title Grade 3 Scientist Clinical Trials

Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time

Division / Location Medicine / Melbourne

Award Classification Award : Medical Scientists & Other

Classification From: RY9 - MED SCIENTIST GR 3 YR1

Classification To: RZ3 - MED SCIENTIST GR 3 YR4

Position Summary Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for. Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.  Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.

 Your role in our future. An exciting new position is available within Anatomical Pathology to lead our Histology Clinical Trial Services.  The successful applicant will also contribute to the provision of routine histology, FISH, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology for diagnostic, in-house clinical trial and research programs at Peter Mac as required.

With a staff of 25, the Histology laboratory performs a diverse range of diagnostic tests and has strong collaborations with research and clinical trials, from within and outside the hospital. Our thriving environment will provide the opportunity for you to be part of emerging technologies and to learn new techniques. We foster ongoing training, upskilling and career progression opportunities.

A Bachelor of Applied Science degree or equivalent and a minimum of 8 year comprehensive experience with diagnostic histology is essential.  Experience in technical aspects of Anatomical Pathology especially in assay development and documentation will be highly regarded.  Proven project management experience along with excellent communication and computer skills and ability to thrive in a close team environment are also highly desirable.

Please address the selection criteria in the position description as part of your application.  The laboratories hours are from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.  Some overtime and weekend work may be required.   For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

·     Salary Packaging

·     Employee Assistance Program

·     Central City Location

·     Training and Development Program

Contact Person • Toni-Maree Rogers

Contact Number (03) 8559 8405

Alternate Contact Person Neil O'Callaghan

Alternate Contact Number (03) 8559 8591

Closing Date 17/07/2019  Applications are via Petermac Website or follow the link below.


Job Ref No: Global Applications Specialist Location:  Mount Waverley Position Type:  Full time 

Business Unit: Leica Biosystems Division:  Global Support
Reporting to:  Global Technical Support Manager
This is an excellent Full-Time opportunity for a Global Application Support Specialist to be part of a talented team who provides exceptional support service globally.

Key responsibilities will include: • Subject matter expert, with a sound understanding of histology laboratory workflow including instrument setup, training, optimisation and troubleshooting of instrumentation designed and manufactured at the Melbourne facility. • Monitor and review daily escalations (level 3) through email and phone calls to provide rapid response for troubleshooting, including resolution recommendations to the sales regions and channel partners. • Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge to provide application support to resolve complex issues.

This includes analyse of instrument log files/reports and data/pictures to determine possible root causes. • Support global high priority escalations as required, at site (international travel may be required at short notice). • Work closely with the Science teams, R&D, Supplier Quality and Production teams to analyse failure modes and determine countermeasures for containment and field actions. • Develop, maintain and deliver technical training packs (globally) and support plans for standardised applications and troubleshooting for new and current products (working closely with product management). To be successful in this role you will have: • A qualified Scientist with 3+ years experience and a broad understanding of various histology disciplines  • Responsive and quick thinking with superior problem diagnosis and solving skills.  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and people management skills and able to gain buy in and influence / drive product changes • Sound judgement with ability to balance business and customer needs and appropriate attention to detail, with a risk management focus and sense of urgency • Excellent and innate engineering and scientific aptitude Highly Desirable: • Previous knowledge or experience in medical equipment • Previous experience with FDA and/or ISO standards • Histology or scientific Background

To Apply: If you are ready for this challenge, please submit your resume for consideration.