Multiskilled Scientist

7 days left

Townsville, Australia
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

We now have two full time (36.25 hours) continuing opportunities for Multiskilled Scientists to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). These positions are based at the Townsville campus in picturesque North Queensland, where you can enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst achieving your career goals.

What you will achieve

You will provide technical and teaching in the pathology area including, but not limited to histopathology, cytology, haematology, biochemistry, coagulation and microbiology. You will also support the development and assist in the delivering of the pathology components of both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences.

A sense of achievement will be gained when communicating and liaising with regional veterinary practices, government agencies, local service providers, industry representative and the general public to support the functioning of the Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology Service and the Medical Laboratory Science degree program

What you can bring

You are required to meet the following criteria to be successful in the role;

  • Degree qualification in Medical Laboratory Science or related field and extensive professional experience in a diagnostic laboratory or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Proven ability with a broad range of diagnostic clinical pathology and/or microbiology laboratory testing/techniques and experience in all facets of tissue preparation for diagnostic histopathological examination, preferentially in the veterinary area.
  • A team focused approach as well as a demonstrated ability to work individually ensuring objectives are achieved.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills and proven ability using Microsoft Office suite of software applications and/or a Laboratory Information Management System.
  • Knowledge of risk management and workplace health and safety policies, procedures, National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) quality assurance procedures, and how they apply to operational requirements in a teaching and/or diagnostic laboratory.
  • Proven ability in managing multiple projects and providing recommendations on allocation and reallocation of resources in response to changing operational environments.


Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

Applications close Monday 1st October at midnight