Scientific Officer

Adelaide, Australia
$86,737 - $92,481
28 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fixed term until June 2024 | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 6 | $86,737 - $92,481
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing

The International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing work collaboratively with national and international partners to improve health care, access to pathology testing, and improve health outcomes. The Centre works to translate the national research and teaching expertise in the field of community based POCT to other national and international audiences, and as a result, build the capacity of rural and remote communities globally (particularly Indigenous communities) to develop solutions to improve both health service delivery and patient outcomes in their communities.

About the Role

Under general to broad direction, the Scientific Officer will assist the coordination of the centre’s Respiratory Infection Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Program which provides multi-plexed molecular testing for respiratory diseases (COVID-19, Flu A/B, RSV) to high priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical services throughout Australia. Other responsibilities of the role include:

  • Reviewing and redesigning point of care training content and assessments into online learning modules providing ongoing maintenance and quality control.
  • Reviewing stakeholder feedback to access ongoing point-of-care operator training needs.
  • Providing quality management support services for internal quality control and external quality assurance frameworks
  • Data management and research support services for the assessment of infectious disease (predominantly respiratory disease) POCT program outcome measures in conjunction with key stakeholders
  • Preparing material for publication including government reports, refereed articles, newsletters and web and promotional material with key stakeholders in order to meet contractual obligations.

About You

To be successful as a Scientific Officer you will demonstrate:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field and subsequent relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or senior scientific experience of routine microbial pathology testing and the relevant national/international standards and testing requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery and management of molecular-based point-of-care testing, including GeneXpert devices.
  • Ability to manage, analyse and report diagnostic test results and/or research data and keep clear and accurate records of such data.
  • Demonstrated strong computing skills with sound capabilities in use of all products within Microsoft Office suite.
  • Sound information retrieval skills with the ability to conduct literature surveys and access web-based information.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


National Police Certificate - Australian Federal Police

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

11 Oct 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.