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Principal Scientist Haematology

Date: 09-Mar-2023

Location: 48 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


The Role:

RCH Laboratory Services is seeking applications from suitably qualified and highly experienced medical scientists for a one year (approx.) Fixed Term appointment (end date 14.04.24) as Principal Scientist Haematology.

The Principal Scientist is a member of the Laboratory Services Senior Management Group and in this exciting full time (temporary) position you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Haematology / Transfusion Laboratory and for ensuring compliance with all laboratory-related requirements for ongoing National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation. The Principal Scientist also provides technical governance for the Haematology / Transfusion sections of the RWH Core Laboratory and works with the Senior Scientist RWH Core Laboratory to achieve this.

Suitable applicants will possess a minimum 10 years postgraduate (qualification as defined) professional experience in a Haematology diagnostic laboratory with proven performance in a senior role, strong communication skills both verbal and written and a collaborative management style and experience in evaluating new methods and technologies related to Haematology and Transfusion laboratory processes. Relevant post graduate qualification or fellowship of the relevant professional society is highly desirable.

This position would suit a scientist looking for an opportunity to gain experience as principal of high performing team at a major teaching hospital within the Parkville precinct.

To view the Position Description, please click here.

Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 2 April 2023