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Scientific Officer

Adelaide, Australia
$86,737 - $92,481 p.a.
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until December 2024 | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 6 | $86,737 - $92,481 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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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 College of Medicine and Public Health      

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

The Scientific Officer will provide support for delivery of program key performance indicators for the infectious disease POCT Programs of the Centre, including but not limited to the National Australian Hepatitis C Point-of-Care Testing program. This role will include the delivery of point-of-care testing and associated training, quality management and competency assessment of health workers at a range of sites including, but not limited to, regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, metropolitan Drug and Alcohol services and Justice health services.

About You

To be successful as a Scientific Officer you will be an experienced scientific researcher and analyser, capable of working autonomously and maintaining accurate records of your research. You have a strong knowledge of Point-Of-Care Testing, routine pathology testing and its application in the primary care sector. You are an excellent communicator and conduct your work in a culturally appropriate manner, understanding that you may need to amend practices with different groups of people you work with.

In addition, you will also demonstrate:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field and subsequent relevant experience
  • An understanding and performance of point-of-care testing and its application in the primary care sector and principles and practise of routine pathology testing
  • Capability to perform capillary specimen collection procedures and carry out diagnostic POCT testing is highly desirable
  • Proficiency with information and communication technology systems including effectively using a range of Microsoft Office applications, with particular emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint and Teams.

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 
  • It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains hepatitis serology testing to determine protective levels are maintained and where necessary undertake initial vaccination or booster vaccination required by WHS requirements for blood borne viruses (BBV) exposure during client blood collection.

How to Apply and Information


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

23 Apr 2024

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.

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