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Scientific Assistant

Adelaide, Australia
$77,686 - $85,736 p.a.
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until December 2024 | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $77,686 - $85,736 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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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 Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing

The Flinders University International Centre for Point-of Care Testing (ICPOCT) is a global leader in point-of-care testing (POCT) and is recognised for expertise in POCT research and teaching, encompassing chronic, acute and infectious diseases. The Centre’s research activities have made a significant contribution to increasing access to health care and improving health outcomes, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and in rural and remote settings nationally and internationally.

About the Role

The Scientific Assistant position will provide support for delivery of programs for the infectious disease POCT Program of the Centre. 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, Drug and Alcohol services and Justice Health services.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field
  • An understanding of point-of-care testing and its application in the primary care sector
  • Ability to manage, analyse and report on scientific data and keep clear and accurate records of research
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, that is, considering and amending practices to account for relevant cultural differences of the groups you work with
  • Ability to travel interstate, to remote areas and facilities servicing infectious disease clients.

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 undertakes regular 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 virus (BBV) exposure during client blood and other specimen collection.

How to Apply and Information


Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

18 June 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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