Biochemistry Laboratory Scientist

Job No: 115967
Location: Bowen Hills

  • Are you seeking a varied and interesting position? This is the opportunity for you!
  • Attractive remuneration package plus penalty rates & an outstanding range of benefits!
  • Supportive team environment, with significant opportunities for career progression!

About the Organisation

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is one of the largest pathology practices in Australia, providing comprehensive services to patients and doctors throughout Queensland and New South Wales, employing more than 2000 people.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology services the Brisbane metropolitan area and regional areas extending as far north as Cairns and south to Coffs Harbour.

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Scientist to join the Biochemistry department (Metals and miscellaneous) at the Bowen Hills laboratory.

In this role, you will be required to adhere to departmental quality system procedures, and the occupational health and safety policy in order to uphold laboratory standards and ensure personal and others' health and safety in the workplace. You will work cooperatively with colleagues, referrers and their patients to assist with the provision of reliable and efficient service levels.

The Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Biochemistry department is amongst the largest private Biochemistry departments in Australia, and prides itself on quality and service excellence. Some of your key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Routine and advanced operation of instrumentation;
  • Metals analysis by ICP-MS;
  • Miscellaneous biochemical testing (Enzymes, Renal calculi, Other low volume testing).

Senior scientific roles may be offered depending on prior experience, however new graduates with relevant qualifications (see below) may also be accepted for on the job training.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have a relevant Degree or higher qualification in Science, Applied Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Techniques or the equivalent. While not essential, previous experience working in pathology and in particular Biochemistry, ICP-MS operation will be highly regarded.

Ideal candidates will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and a strong team focus. Initiative and an enthusiasm to take on extra duties within the laboratory is required.

You will also have a high attention to detail and excellent organisational skills, allowing you to effectively prioritise your workload and work accurately and efficiently while unsupervised. Flexibility to cover all rostered shifts is required. The Biochemistry department routinely operates a range of shifts with on-call coverage outside of these hours:

  • 24hrs a day Monday to Friday
  • 6.00am - 9.00pm Saturday
  • 8.00am - 8.30pm Sunday

Please note, however, that Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is committed to ensuring a healthy work/life balance for all staff. The organisation's Bowen Hills premises offers easy access to public transport.

About the Benefits

The high level of service provided by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is delivered by a dedicated staff comprising of pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection personnel, couriers, computer personnel, pathology services assistants and other support staff. The successful candidate will join a welcoming team, many of whom have stayed with the organisation for a number of years.

Staff members will be given a chance to develop their skills through ongoing training. Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology also provides an avenue for career development and advancement.

The successful candidate will enjoy an attractive salary commensurate with skills and experienceplus super and penalty rates for weekend, public holiday and some after-hours shifts. 

In addition, permanent employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per E.B.A.
  • Employee Assistance Program - a free, confidential and voluntary counselling service provided as a resource to employees of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, as well as immediate family, with the aim of assisting with the resolution of personal and work related problems which may affect the quality of life or work performance
  • Private Health Insurance - staff have access to discounted private health insurance through MBF, HCF and Medibank Private
  • Pathology Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed Pathology Services
  • X-Ray Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed X-Ray and other diagnostic imaging through Queensland X-Ray
  • Smoke-Free Workplace - for those staff wanting to use nicotine replacement therapy in quitting, management provides a level of financial assistance towards the cost of nicotine replacement patches.

This is your chance to join a leading pathology company and enjoy outstanding benefits! Don't miss out APPLY NOW!

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