21 May

Scientific Officer Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Labplus Jobs Vacancy in Auckland District Health Board Central Auckland City

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Scientific Officer Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Labplus Jobs Vacancy in Auckland District Health Board Central Auckland City Jobs Details:

Scientific Officer, Molecular Genetics - Diagnostic Genetics, LabPLUS

  • Closes 03 Jun 2018
  • Posted 22 May 2018

  • Work in New Zealand's leading laboratory
  • Enjoy the Auckland location - outstanding blend of urban & outdoors lifestyle
  • Help shape our journey

About us:

LabPLUS is an IANZ accredited medical laboratory and is one of New Zealand's premier laboratories. We offer a comprehensive pathology service for Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children's Hospital, National Women's Health, and the Greenlane Clinical Centre. LabPLUS is also a major referral laboratory for specialised laboratory tests for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Visit our website www.labplus.co.nz for more information.

About the department:

The department of Diagnostic Genetics comprises three inter-related divisions of cytogenetics, molecular haematology and molecular genetics. These divisions allow us to provide a holistic approach to resolve clinical diagnoses with a genetic component using state-of-the-art technology. We analyse pre and post-natal samples, providing predictive testing, and confirmation of a clinical diagnosis in the case of symptomatic individuals. Our portfolio of tests is constantly being upgraded with a view to reducing turnaround times and enhancing our tests to take into account new approaches and international clinical and research data. The laboratory is well equipped with the latest technology and has strong established links with all relevant clinical teams and the nearby Universities in Auckland.

The Molecular Genetics team provides the inherited genetics service for the greater Auckland region and beyond. The team specialises in the inherited causes of cancer, diabetes, cardiac diseases as well as metabolic and neurological disorders. They work in a dynamic environment with close clinical interaction, and new test development is always in the pipeline.

About the position:

We are seeking a Scientific Officer to work within the Molecular Genetics section. You will use your expertise to mentor lab staff and develop new diagnostic services using a wide array of molecular techniques available in our laboratory. You will liaise with clinical and academic staff to ensure a high level of service delivery and provide leading edge molecular diagnostics.

This is a permanent fulltime position working 40 hours per week; normal hours are Monday to Friday, although some weekend work may also be required.

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Remuneration: we pay attractive salary package in line with experience.

About you:

Our successful candidate must be registered or be eligible for registration as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Medical Sciences Council www.mscouncil.org.nz.

The position would suit if you:

  • Have a PhD or MSc in molecular biology.
  • Are able to build and leverage professional relationships in medical and academic backgrounds.
  • Have a passion for excellent service delivery.
  • Have hand-on experience with Next generation Sequencing.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to "do your life's best work at Auckland DHB".

For more information about this position, contact Tarn Donald - Section Leader on +64 21 223 8276 or at TarnD@adhb.govt.nz. or Santosh Parab, Recruitment Consultant at email SantoshP@adhb.govt.nz.

If you want to make contributions to improve the health of our communities and do your life's best work, we would love to hear from you!

To submit application, click on the link below or visit our Careers website www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and quote job reference number CEN07505 to attach your CV and covering letter.

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is NOT a Children's Worker as defined by the Act.

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