Scientist/Technician - Microbiology Department

Job No: 90940
Location: Bowen Hills, Brisbane

  • 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 Scientist/Technician to work full-time in their Microbiology department, based in Bowen Hills.

The main aim of this varied role is to perform a wide variety of microbiological specimen processing, organism identification and sensitivity techniques.

You'll be required to work, once trained, a variety of weekday shifts which are currently between the hours of 5am and 7pm as well as some rostered weekend, public holidays and on-call work.

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.

To be successful in this role, you will have a relevant degree or diploma with a focus on Microbiology from a recognised tertiary institution.

While not essential, candidates with prior experience in microbiology techniques, in particular culture plate reading, will be highly regarded.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to prioritise your workload and work accurately and efficiently.  You will also possess a strong commitment to laboratory turnaround times and the ability to perform extended periods of microscopic analysis. 

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.

About the Benefits

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 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.

Please Note: Applications close COB Friday, 21st July, 2017.

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

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